Torp Sandefjord Airport, Norway (TRF) reduces number of redirects and cancellations up to 90%

Torp Sandefjord Airport is an international airport located 1.5 hours south of Oslo. This is Norway’s largest, private, commercial airport. The airport features 2,989 meter long runway designated 18-36. Torp partially serves as a regional airport for Vestfold and in part as a low-cost airport for Eastern Norway as well as the capital of Oslo. The airport served 1.8 million passengers in 2018.

 

From CAT I to CAT II

To make Torp Sandefjord Airport more attractive for airlines and to guarantee the continuity of operations, the airport has improved his instrument landing system from Cat I to Cat II. This new system will reduce the number of flight diverts and cancellations due to poor weather by up to  90%.

Implementation in record time

TKH Airport Solutions won the tender in December 2016 and by May 2017 had supplied them with all inset and elevated lights, lights accessories, Sequential Flashing Approach Lighting system and Constant Current regulators (CCR’s). In November 2018 the airport was CAT II operational.

Torp Sandefjord’s CEO Gisle Skansen says about the implementation: “I am proud and happy to be able to use the new system before the Winter. I want to praise all involved parties for their impressive efforts and very good cooperation. Oslo Torp has again been able to deliver and implement in record time compared to other airports!”

 

For this project TKH Airport Solutions supplied:

  • 40 CCR’s, runway centerline,
  • Runway centerline, TDZ and Runway edge lights (both elevated and inset)
  • Taxiway edge lights (both elevated and inset)
  • Taxiway centerline, Approach lights (elevated and inset) and all accessories including shallow bases, transformers, connectors and cable.

 

picture taken by Kurt A. Høyesen