With runways extending into the bay and a location in a seismically active area, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) faces a number of challenges on any given day. So it was important to the airport that the completion of an electronic airport layout plan (eALP) go smoothly. The firm completing the project needed to have geodetic experience as well as in-depth experience with the eALP process because the airport is constructing new runway safety areas (RSA) for seven of the eight runway ends.
Woolpert performed the most significant eALP pilot program in the FAA Western Pacific region for SFO, creating a complete and usable FAA-approved eALP with GIS data in compliance with FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5300-16B, 17B and 18B. The project included creating a reusable process to allow the airport to maintain deliverables beyond the initial eALP and use it within SFO’s own GIS system for field surveys and integration with asset management systems.