Gleeds Airport experience useful for Lapsset Corridor proposed new Airports, and possibly a new upgrade of Isiolo airport & Nairobi airport – Electricity provided from Solar Farms at Isiolo & Nairobi

Isiolo Airport Expansion

Extension of runway is required to 3KM to enable increase in passenger and cargo traffic, a new Cargo handling whare house and facilities, upgrade lighting for 24 hour capability and a New Air Traffic Control Tower. Isiolo is the food basket of Kenya producing agricultural and Horticultural produce and is also a major livestock area.

Example of Gleeds Airport experience – Gleeds starts work as program manager on £107m JFK airport project.

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) should form part of the Lapsset Corridor Net Zero plan – SAF is a type of fuel that is produced from renewable and sustainable sources such as biomass, biofuels, and waste materials. Unlike traditional aviation fuel, which is made from fossil fuels such as oil, SAF can help reduce the carbon emissions and environmental impact of aviation.

SAF is compatible with existing aircraft engines and infrastructure, and can be used as a drop-in replacement for traditional aviation fuel. It has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote a more sustainable and environmentally friendly aviation industry.

SAF is considered a key component of efforts to decarbonize the aviation sector and achieve net-zero emissions in the future. It is also seen as a way to help airlines meet their emissions reduction targets and comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

Taking care of customers is what JetBlue Airways is all about. That’s why customer experience was at the forefront of the airline’s goals for its new terminal at JFK International Airport. Gleeds has worked with JetBlue since 2006 on several projects, including the development of Terminal 5 (T5) and Terminal 5 International (T5i), the facility’s new international arrivals concourse. They developed, implemented and managed a cost control system for the programs, and provided oversight and review of document control processes.

One of the world’s best terminals

T5 is a state-of-the-art terminal recognised for its customer experience, service and concessions. As one of the 1st terminals in the U.S. completely designed and built after 9/11, security and safety were of paramount importance. The 635,000 ft2 terminal includes a 20-lane security checkpoint for 29 gates throughout 3 concourses. Travelers can reach any of T5’s gates within a 5-minute walk from the TSA checkpoint. Connecting the concourses is the Marketplace, which accommodates events like JetBlue’s “Live from T5” concert series. T5 is also home to:

  • 20+ restaurants and markets
  • 15+ shops and stores
  • Concessions
  • A spa
  • Pay-per-use Airspace Lounge

Possible new Airport accommodation

Isiolo Solar Farm could provide electricity to the new Airport and people of Isiolo

Irrigation for the people in Isiolo to help establish crops as a result of desertification and droughts.