The new Lanseria International Airport combined facility, situated south of the runway(s), was officially opened by the Premier of Gauteng province on 30 October 2017. It houses the Air Traffic Control Tower Complex, Rescue and Fire Fighting Services and South African Weather Services. The RFFS facility has office space, recuperation areas and office / lecture space at their disposal. CAT 7 RFFS is maintained and upgradable upon request and by prior arrangement. The SAWS facilities are also situated with support technical- and office space within this complex. Observer and Aviation Meteorological Forecasting services are provided on a 24/7 basis to the aviation community. The ATC complex consists of the Tower Cab with good visibility of the Airport Manoeuvring Area and Air Traffic Circuit areas. ATC also has technical facilities, restroom and office facilities. ATC provides an Aerodrome/Approach and Ground Movement Control survives.
Gates 3/5/13 parking and canopy upgrades
Gate 3 and 5 are recipients of security porte-cochere that have been installed, paid parking area has been completed at gate 13.
The runway has been in operation for some years now and proven to be reliable and positive feedback has been received, describing the surface as level and ‘delightful’. During heavy downpours and continuous rain standing water is measured and found to be well drained and no reports of adverse braking or standing water has been received. We invite pilots and operators again to provide feedback should such be experienced.
Read more about Lanseria International Airport in our June edition of African Pilot Magazine.