In the competitive and challenging airport business, airport authorities, developers, operators and equipment manufacturers are faced with changing regulations and industry standards; as well as the need to comply with a wide range of specifications and law that governs all aspects of the airport lifecycle from construction to operation.
TÜV SÜD’s impartial and in-depth assessments help to reduce risks associated with complex systems in airports and increase operational availability, boost cost effectiveness and provide legal certainty. Our experts offer services for airport safety and security by evaluating risks involved in all technical installations and systems, evaluating all measures to be implemented, and providing recommendations and certification of relevant technical systems.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems
General and emergency power supply
Airfield and building lighting systems
Signalling systems and airfield marking
Radio systems for authorities and organisations with safety tasks
Building services automation systems
Lightning and surge protection systems
Lifts and hoisting machines
Lifts, escalators and moving walkways
Passenger boarding bridges
Suspended access equipment
Cranes and hoisting equipment
Power-driven doors and gates
Car parking systems
Fire and security
Fire safety, and smoke and heat extraction systems
Fire extinguishing systems
Fire shutters, fire barriers, fire-resistant compartments
Safety and escape lightning, emergency power supply
Equipment and engineering structures
Terminals and towers (including roofing systems)
Hangars and equipment
Baggage conveyor systems
Luggage x-ray machines
Airfield refuelling facilities
Cathodic corrosion protection
Planning and design
Tendering support and design review
TÜV SÜD conducts feasibility studies and provides administrative approval and planning management support for airport authorities and developers during the planning stage.
We review tender documentation and design plans for the building and its technical installations, and produce FEM and CFD simulations of airport buildings, hangars and equipment.
We offer IT security solutions, risk analyses and disaster recovery of information, including safety and security assessment of air traffic control systems, air traffic density, air crash frequencies, landing and start frequencies, and renovation and expansion projects.
Environmental and sustainability services
TÜV SÜD provides expert reports on environmental impact assessments and CO2 emissions, as well as solutions for meeting environmental legal requirements.
Our suite of energy efficiency services includes energy consumption assessment, energy modelling and simulation.
Construction and completion
Our engineering experts provide on-site services during airport construction and the fitting of their interior building systems and equipment, including construction monitoring, quality assurance, safety analyses and assessments, and construction site safety.
Technical audit of installed systems
TÜV SÜD performs independent technical audits to ensure the installations comply with design specifications and industry best practices.
We review design drawings, provide test parameters, review testing and commissioning documentation, and perform tests and on-site inspections for quality assurance.
Our expert reports address design and technical compliance, as well as any identified deficiencies and recommendations.
Testing and inspection of technical installations
We conduct safety analysis and assessment of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations, and work with you to optimise the design of all technical systems.
TÜV SÜD also provides services for lab testing, type testing and final acceptance testing of technical installations and components, and lifecycle functional safety assessment.
Green building services
Our services cover energy rating certification, as well as facilitation for green building certification based on international sustainability rating systems (e.g. BREEAM and LEED).
Operation and maintenance
Operation and maintenance support
Our experts offer periodic inspection and testing for the effectiveness and operational safety of building services and installation equipment.
Beyond conducting health and safety training for your team of airport personnel, we can provide a fire safety coordinator and a pollution control officer.
Certification and validation
TÜV SÜD is accredited to certify your airport operations to several international airport management systems and provide systems evaluation for LBA (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification.
Examples of Directives and Standards That We Test, Inspect and Certify to:
TESTING AND INSPECTION OF TECHNICAL INSTALLATIONS
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Auxiliary equipment and ground facilities
Assembly, installation and operation of equipment in areas with explosive risks
Ground equipment under pressure
95/16/EC; 2006/42/EC EN81; EN115; ASME A17.1 /CSA B44; (et al.)
Inspection and certification of lifts, escalators and moving walkways
EN ISO 717-1 Directive 2002/49/EC DM 31/10/1997
Noise insulation measurement and evaluation
Passenger transport service quality
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION
ISO 9001, AS/EN 9100, 9110, 9120
EMAR EEC 1836/93
Eco-management and audit
Information security management
IT service management
Occupational health and safety management
SCC / BS 8800
Health, safety, security and theenvironment management
SYSTEM EVALUATION FOR LBA/EASA CERTIFICATION
EU OPS / EASA
Systems for operation of commercial air transport
JAR-FCL / EASA
Systems for flight schools
JAR-145 / EASA
Systems for technical aviation companies
Your benefits at a glance
Gain assurance of airport security - by avoiding disturbances and damage, thereby maintaining your airport’s reputation for safety and security.
Ensure systems availability and quality - with our expertise in early recognition of weak spots. By avoiding faults and breakdowns, you contribute to satisfied passengers and airlines, and good public opinion.
Avoid legal risks - through our in-depth knowledge of technical directives, rules and regulations, and standards.
Improve cost effectiveness - by using our engineers’ customised solutions for increased efficiency and cost savings.
Reduce your administration costs - by using eDocX, our innovative web-based logbook to store electronic test certificates, thereby meeting legal compliance for documentation and providing ease of access.