C17 Globemaster Heavt Airlift Facilities - RAAF Darwin, Edinburgh & Townsville

for Department of Defence

On 3 March 2006, the Australian Government announced that the Department of Defence would acquire four C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, providing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a superior strategic global airlift capability. The procurement of the C-17 aircraft required the substantial upgrading of existing facilities and infrastructure at RAAF Base Edinburgh, RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Townsville.

The Lambert & Rehbein group and its specialist airport and aviation business REHBEIN Airport Consulting were commissioned as the Design Services Consultant for the project, which has included:

  • The development of the Functional Design Brief;
  • The architectural, structural, services and airfield pavement designs;
  • Detailed technical input from all our design disciplines;
  • Liaison with project stakeholders around Australia; and
  • Complex multi-tasking and resource control.

Lambert & Rehbein and REHBEIN Airport Consulting were responsible for the design and site monitoring of heavy duty pavement extensions, taxiway upgrades, hydrant refuelling as well as air terminal and cargo buildings for the C17 Heavy Airlift facilities at all three RAAF bases, through to the conclusion of the defects liability period.

We also provided airfield ground lighting, aircraft refuelling systems and explosive ordnance expertise through our specialist sub-consultants.