Featured Projects: Ground Run-Up Enclosures

Sofia International Airport
Ground run-up enclosure sized for up to B767 aircraft

Sofia International Airport

Sofia, Bulgaria

Owner: Sofia International Airport

Ground run-up enclosure sized for up to B767 aircraft at the Sofia International Airport. Structure was designed to reduce the acoustic impact produced during engine tests on the surrounding community.

Model: GRE; Installation: Dec 2008

Memphis International Airport
Ground run-up enclosure of C-5A aircraft

Memphis International Airport

Memphis, Tennessee

Owner: Tennessee Air National Guard

The Tennessee Air National Guard required a facility to harbor its C-5A, one of the largest military aircraft, during full power engine testing. The BDI facility significantly reduces the acoustic impact on the surrounding community.

Model: GRE; Installation: Sep 2008

Oakland County International Airport
A ground run-up enclosure for business jets

Oakland County International Airport

Waterford Township, Michigan

Owner: Oakland County Int'l Airport

This GRE was built for aircraft up to the BBJ. Aesthetic requirements, due to the proximity to the airport entrance, called for cladding to be installed on the exterior of the facility. Aesthetic cladding is an option
on all BDI GRE's.

Model: GRE; Installation: Mar 2005

Kuala Lumpur International Airport
A GRE to accommodate the A380

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Owner: KLIA Berhard

In 2007 BDI modified an existing BDI GRE to accommodate the A380. The new GRE incorporated BDI's patented stable flow technology in order to improve air flow and stability during engine runs. The overall width of the facility was increased and the deflector height was increased.

Model: GRE; Installation: Apr 2007

FedEx at Memphis International Airport
Ground run-up enclosure at the FedEx maintenance facility

FedEx at Memphis International Airport

Memphis, Tennessee

Owner: Federal Express

Ground run-up enclosure sized for up to B777 aircraft at the FedEx maintenance facility. Structure was designed to reduce the acoustic impact produced during engine tests on the surrounding community.

Model: GRE; Installation: Jun 2009

Emirates Airlines
The Emirates Airlines GRE is the largest facility BDI has built to date

Emirates Airlines

Dubai, U.A.E.

Owner: Emirates Airlines

The Emirates Airlines GRE is the largest facility BDI has built to date. The GRE was designed for all wing-engine aircraft up to the A380.
The facility was required to accommodate the airlines new fleet of A380 aircraft.

Model: GRE; Installation: Jun 2008

Albany International Airport
GRE designed for turboprop and regional jets

Albany International Airport

Albany, New York

Owner: Albany County Airport Authority

The Albany GRE was designed for turboprop and regional jets. The facility incorporated an automatically generated run up log that includes a photo of the aircraft, run-up duration, wind speed, wind direction and noise levels.

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19-3; Installation: Aug 2005

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
The newly completed ground run-up enclosure in Bangkok, Thailand by BDI

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Bangkok, Thailand

Owner: Airports of Thailand (AOT)

The Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand broke ground on a new GRE in late 2010. The facility will be the tallest facility ever built by BDI, measuring over 52ft (16m) and will accommodate the A380. The facility is scheduled to be completed in April 2011.

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19-3; Installation: Apr 2011

Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado

Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado

Bogota, Colombia

Owner: OPAIN

The first ever Stabile Flow™ facility in South America was installed in at the El Dorado Airport in Bogotá , Colombia. The project is part of a modernization project and a new maintenance area being installed at the west end of the airport.

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19/35; Installation: Feb 2011

Portland International Airport
Designed to accommodate wide and narrow body aircraft, and regional jets

Portland International Airport

Portland, Oregon

Owner: Port of Portland

Ending a five year ban on nighttime run-ups, the Portland GRE was designed to accommodate wide body aircraft such as the MD-11 as well as narrow body and regional jets. The facility is one of the tallest GRE's built by BDI and offers very high usability despite the challenging wind conditions of the Colombia River basin.

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19-3; Installation: Aug 2002

Chicago O'Hare International Airport
The first BDI Stabile Flow™ facility, designed and built in 1996.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Chicago, Illinois

Owner: City of Chicago

The first BDI Stable Flow facility was designed and built for the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The airport required a facility with outstanding usability and excellent acoustic performance. BDI pioneered and patented a new design to provide the highest aerodynamic stability and acoustic performance.

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19-3/U-35; Installation: 1996

Norfolk International Airport
Used for ground run-ups of smaller regional aircraft

Norfolk International Airport

Norfolk, Virginia

Owner: Norfolk Airport Authority

The facility is primarily used for ground run-ups of smaller regional aircraft that self maneuver into position

Model: GRE; Jet Blast Deflector: U19-3

Spirit of St. Louis Airport
The steel cladding improves both the aesthetics and acoustic performance.

Spirit of St. Louis Airport

Chesterfield, Missouri

Owner: Spirit of St. Louis Airport Authority

The latest Stabile Flow™ design was unveiled in November 2011 at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri (USA). The facility, which features exterior cladding, will be used for a wide variety of general aviation aircraft as large as a Boeing Business Jet (B737).

Winnipeg International Airport
The new engine test facility constructed for GE.

Winnipeg International Airport

Winnipeg, Canada

Owner: General Electric

BDI built a state-of-the-art engine testing enclosure for GE. The facility was designed for cold weather and endurance testing of new GE commercial and military engines. The facility will provide acoustic protection to the surrounding area while long haul flight simulations are conducted. Many of these tests can last several hours.

Model: GRE January 2012

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Run-up of Bombardier Q-400

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Toronto, Canada

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport opens the first GRE in Eastern Canada April of 2017. This is the first GRE with BDI’s patented VertiVent™ technology in North America. Other VertiVent™ installations are at Abu Dhabi and Hamburg (Airbus). The unique, patented, aerodynamic design allows for outstanding usability even in rear wind conditions.

The GRE is 63.3 meters wide by 66.0 meters long and weights approximately 200 tons. Lined with approximately 1,726 Noise Blotter™ acoustic panels, the three-wall structure will block the exiting south transmission as well as absorb the noise to avoid reflection.

Airbus
Airbus GRE - Hamburg, Germany

Airbus

Hamburg, Germany

The first ground-run up enclosure to feature Blast Deflectors' 4-sided GRE technology. This GRE utilizes VertiVent™ and Noise Blotter™ technology and extends that coverage into a split-mobilized 4th wall which retains the airflow needed for an engine run-up.

Installation of this GRE was completed in October 2016.

Ashgabat International Airport
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat International Airport

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

This 3-sided Stabile Flow™ GRE is the first featured at the Ashgabat International Airport. Exterior cladding improves the aesthetic of the structure while improving the usability of the GRE.

Construction completed May 2016.

AMMROC
AMMROC - Abu Dhabi International Airport

AMMROC

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

GRE designed for AMMROC, providing MRO for the UAE Military, to perform various aircraft ground run-ups ranging from small UFC 3-260-1 and ICAO Annex 14 aircrafts up to the AN124.

Construction completed May 2016