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OGUN AGRO AIRPORT| Ogun State (Abeokuta)| U/C| Aviation
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Completed!? The project is supposedly July 2008. More information:
THE OGUN AGRO CARGO PROJECT
An economic development initiative of the Ogun State Government, designed to be driven by the private sector.
Project Location is at the centre of the State, (8) kilometers from the Sagamu interchange along Lagos - lbadan Expressway which is easily accessible from different directions within the state.
Objectives are to put to good use, the location advantage of the state to the benefit of the entire nation as an important Airline/Cargo destination in the West African sub-region. The project is positioned to eventually develop into a new industrial town thereby providing employment and encouraging the creation of wealth for discerning organizations and individuals in respect of, but not limited to the following:
Ware House Services
Cargo Handling/Distribution Service
Proximity/access to commercial cities of Abeokuta, Lagos, Ibadan and Ijebu (within 30 minutes drive)
Good road network, accessible nationwide
Located away from densely populated/highly built-up areas
Open to development, to accommodate all the presence of interested business organizations because of its location in a yet to be exploited area
Federal Government designation of facility as a Customs bonded Warehousing & Clearance centre for the oil sector residential and industrial development(s)
Establish Ogun State as an important cargo destination;
Explore potential market opportunity for cargo transportation;
Increased inward investment and international interest in Ogun State/Nigeria;
Linkage of agricultural production to industrialization;
Expansion of economic activities;
Social welfare development i.e. water, education, health facilities etc;
Physical developmenr i.e. roads, housing, industries etc; Development of a new centre of commercial activities; Acquisition of new skills;
Promotion of Tourism;
Commence as an Industrial Air Park that over time will evolve into the Cargo Airport.
· Airstrip for light to medium cargo and commercial air traffic
· Helicopter shuttle/taxi services
· Aircraft maintenance Hanger
· Pilot training school
· Airline services training school Flying club
· Theme park
· Housing estate
· Travelers' inn/bus terminus
· Parcel and light mail delivery services and cargo depot
· Warehousing services/Cold storage services
· Petroleum Products depot/fuel farm
· NNPC mega petrol station
· Agricultural cargo depot
· supportive cottage industries
· A terminal for the Lagos, Ogun and Oyo Light Rail Project Hospitality and resort
complex with training facilities
· Banking and Financial services
Cargo Airport Project Opportunities:
• Airport Development Company
• Airline Services Company
• Airline Training School
• Airline maintenance facilities
• Cold warehouse Storage facilities
• Agricultural Processing
• Bonded Storage
• Real Estate Development
• Tourism/ Hospitality
• Fuel Tank Farms development
• Infrastructural development
• Horticulture Farming
• New Towns development
• International Conference facilities
• Industrial Parks
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AIRSIDE REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCTION
The airside requirement analysis and concept development for the new Ogun State Agro-
Cargo Airport will focus in the definition of the airside components such as the runway and
taxiway system. Navigational aids (NAVAIDS) are address in the airport support facilities
The conclusion of the analysis presented herewith will be the recommended configuration
for the airside of the Airport.
4.2 RUNWAY AND TAXIWAY SYSTEM
The first step in determining the size and location of the airside facilities is the identification
of the critical aircraft. Once the critical aircraft has been established, typical sizing factors
can be used to determine the different airside elements.
4.2.1 Critical Aircraft
Considering that one of the policy objectives of the Ogun State is to develop the airport
primarily as a cargo airport, the Consultant has considered in determining the critical
aircraft the existing and future aircraft fleet mix for airports which their main objective is to
The largest operating cargo aircraft, the Boeing B747-400F, has been determined as the
most critical aircraft likely to operate at the Airport. While the next generation airplanes,
such as the Airbus 380, are operating now it is not likely that it would service the airport in
the near future. The next generation aircraft are not likely to serve the airport in the near
future because of the limited number of aircraft in service and the large cargo capacity of
the aircraft. Consequently, the B747-400F will be used for the development of the physical
facilities (Code E) while the A380 aircraft family will be used for the airport geometry and
separation standards (Code F).
4.2.2 Runway Orientation
One of the main planning challenges of locating a new airport is to make an accurate
analysis of the prevailing winds to determine the orientation and number of runways. The
main factor to determine runway orientation, runway width and the number of runways is
wind direction and speed. The primary runway should be aligned with the prevailing winds.
The most desirable runway orientation is the one which has the largest wind coverage and
the minimum crosswind components. Wind coverage is defined as the percent of time
crosswind components are below an acceptable velocity. The desirable wind coverage for
an airport is 95 percent.
The latest and best wind information should be used to conduct the wind analysis. The best
records are records that cover at least 10 consecutive years of wind observations. But in
the instances when wind direction and speed are not available for the site, it is acceptable
to develop composite wind data using information obtained from nearby recording stations.
These data are usually acceptable if the terrain between the stations and the site is similar
and level. If the terrain is hilly or mountainous, composite data may only be of marginal
In the case of the proposed airport the preliminary runway alignment was determined by
interpolating data from wind flow map (Please refer to Appendix A) , average wind speed,
wind direction and maximum gust (knots) from nearby weather stations (Please refer to
Appendix B) and runway alignment information from nearby airports (Please refer to
Appendix C). Based on that information the runway alignment for the proposed airport was
established at 05-23. Because of the distance to the existing weather stations it would be
desirable to obtain onsite weather observations. This record should be augmented by
personal observations to ascertain if a discernible wind pattern could be established. In any
case, runway final design and construction should not proceed until adequate wind data has
been acquired that confirms the best runway alignment.
Runway Length Requirements
The most important factors in establishing the adjusted runway length for the airport are
the runway reference elevation and the reference temperature of the airport. In the
absence of historical meteorological information for the site the reference temperature was
determined by extrapolating information from nearby airports and weather stations (Please
refer to Appendix C). The airport reference temperature was established at 32 C.
By reviewing the existing topographical information available for the area the preliminary
airport elevation was established at 350 m Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL).
The standards runway length for the critical aircraft was adjusted for an airport elevation of
350 m MSL and an airport reference temperature of 32 C.
The weight of the aircraft affects the amount of runway length required for takeoff. Aircraft
at 100 percent of maximum takeoff weight require significantly more runway length than
aircraft at reduced takeoff weight. Consequently, takeoff length requirements were
calculated for the B747-400F aircraft at 100 and 95 percent of Maximum Takeoff Weight
(MTOW), as shown in Table 4.2.
According to Boeings “Airplane Characteristics for Airport Planning” for the B747-400F, the
takeoff field lengths are as follows:
Approximately 3490 - meters at 100 percent MTOW
Approximately 2950 - meters at 95 percent MTOW
These runway lengths were calculated at sea level and at ISA +17 C. The declared runway
takeoff length adjusted for elevation, temperature and longitudinal slope are:
4000 - meters at 100 percent MTOW
3400 - meters at 94 percent MTOW
The dominant factors in establishing the adjusted runway length are the airport elevation of
350 m MSL and the airport reference temperature of 32 C.
From the above analysis concludes that a 3400 - meters runway is capable of
accommodating the B747-400F at 95 percent of the MTOW, as illustrated in Table 4.2.
For the purposes of the master plan, the runway length was established at 3400 m.