Colas puts its know-how into action for your airport infrastructure projects. From refurbishing airfield pavement to more complex design and build, your projects can all benefit from the strength of the Colas Group’s longstanding expertise, backed by a global network. 

Colas know-how at the service of airport projects

The Colas Group provides extensive airside capabilities and expertise on all aspects of airport pavement construction.Our specialist aviation teams deliver comprehensive solutions, including full construction of runways, taxiways, and aprons, resurfacing and strengthening of airfield pavements, and ancillary civil engineering works.

We have a long history of successfully delivering projects within limited airfield possession periods, and our expertise enables us to provide clients with certainty of delivery within required timescales. Colas has more than 80 years’ experience of implementing transport infrastructure projects including large-scale aviation programs.The result: reliable infrastructure for safe operation.

Our Cornerstones

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Our Cornerstones

Colas knows that each project is unique. This is why the Group can build the best, tailor-made offer to meet your specific needs, based on three cornerstones:

  • Safety first: Colas fully understands the requirements of operating within an airside environment. Our safety policy meets the high standards of airport security requirements. To ensure such a high level of safety and security, we provide all the resources our teams need. We also train and monitor our teams, along with our selected suppliers and subcontractors
  • Reliability: Providing the right resources means that we need to anticipate and script any hazards and risks on the project. Our teams, materials and equipment are in a permanent state of readiness, which helps guarantee optimized costs and planning.
  • Experience: With more than 80 years of project experience, Colas has already faced and resolved every issue that can possibly occur. Our worldwide network is our wealth and our strength: in all possible configurations and environments, we have built up a practical culture of results.

Our references

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Our Strengths

Whether it be for your reinforcement projects, providing diagnostics and structure design, but also for your complex projects, providing design and financial engineering, Colas delivers comprehensive and fitting answers to all your needs. Choosing Colas guarantees you tailor-made solutions and a whole range of services to efficiently complete your project:

Design and execution of airport infrastructures

Construction, renovation, rehabilitation, extension, widening and resurfacing of runways, taxi-ways, aprons, etc.

Equipment and materials logistic

Manufacturing and securing construction materials, thanks to a business network across more than 50 countries and a fleet of mobile plants, including in remote locations.

Working at live airports

Procedures developed to ensure that construction activities do not compromise the operational capability of airport assets. Experience within limited airfield possession periods and required timescales.

Ancillary works

Signal, lighting and marking; water drainage and energy transport.

Our guarantees

Our guarantees

  • Project management: experienced project managers and specialist in-house airport construction teams mobilized.  
  • Customized  sizing:detailed planning and efficiencies to ensure that the resources mobilized to the work are correctly sized and numbered.    
  • Cost and planning optimization: a permanent state of readiness to secure the works and develop risk contingencies.    
  • Quality and durability: compliance with international standards (ICAO), solutions fitting the local environment
  • High technical performance:key products and innovative solutions, with support of the Colas Campus for Science and Techniques.  
  • Energy efficiency:Use of renewable energies, vehicle fleet shifting towards low carbon solutions (electric, green hydrogen, biogas, hybrids, etc).    
  • Low carbon products, techniques and solutions:cement and low carbon hydraulic binders, reduced temperature of asphalt mixes, in-place recycling.

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