Cancun International Airport's New Runway

Grupo Aeroportunario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. | Mexico | 2005-2009

143 sink holes were filled and prepared to accept pavement

1100 meter taxiway constructed


  • Assisting the Cancun International Airport improve their services and accommodate growing air traffic
  • Design and construction of a new 2800m parallel runway at Cancun International Airport


  • Provided planning, design, analysis, procurement, and non-resident construction services for all runway, taxiway, and airfield lighting components for the project.
  • This included the initial siting analysis, tree clearing and obstruction analysis, geometric layouts, pavement design, grading plans and earthworks analysis, drainage design, runway and taxiway edge lighting, and CAT I high-intensity approach lighting.
  • Also included a new field electric center, site development for Glidepath and Localizer for ILS, the procurement contract for airfield lighting equipment, construction specifications, and non-resident inspection services during construction.


  • Flexible pavement design with local materials over a karst-type original ground with numerous cavities in the coral structure on the coast of Mexico.
  • Extensive geotechnical and geophysical testing carried out to establish site conditions and fill-bridging requirements for pavement structures
  • New 1100 m connector taxiway with up to 7 m fills leading to major taxiway bridge over the airport access road.
  • Design and procurement of new edge lighting system. CAT I approach lighting, integrated lighting system for airport, and layout of new field electrical center containing all regulators and emergency power supply for airfield lighting system.
143 sink holes of varying sizes were filled and prepared to accept pavement.
A new 1,100-meter connector taxiway was constructed
A new 2800m parallel runway

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