Airport Drainage Solutions

Drainage for airside, landside and access roads

ACO’s experience in airport surface water solutions spans regional airports and airfields through to the world’s largest international airport hubs. Whether it is from the aesthetic, discrete Brickslot gratings in the plaza at Heathrow Terminal 5, to the efficiently functional airside drainage in Sydney airport, ACO provides product and service support.

Airside, landside, environmental and access road applications, all have ACO solutions to meet the demanding operational challenges that airport drainage infrastructure requires.

Airports sections

Airside

ACO offer an unrivalled range of channel drainage solutions for Airport design, including the award winning Qmax, specifically designed for airside applications. The upgrade of aircraft aprons at Belfast Airport utilised the high capacity and attenuation features of ACO Qmax channels helping ensure safe operation through adverse weather conditions, often experienced from drifting Atlantic rainfall.

The high load demands created by aircraft and other support vehicles, are catered for by F 900 load class products. Whether it is through monocast surface drainage channels installed with an expansion joint or Qmax, where concrete and cabling can be laid between the rail and the channel, ACO products are designed to withstand these pressures.

Landside

Aesthetics matter for building curtilage and public spaces and this is also true of surface water management solutions. Discrete Brickslot gratings installed in the ground floor plaza at Heathrow Terminal 5 are evidence of this aspect of ACO’s drainage solutions.

The aesthetic solutions stretch to creation of bespoke solutions using stainless steel for water features both internally and externally. The extensive range of solutions are designed to meet the needs of kitchen areas, roofing as well as shower facilities.

Access roads

ACO supply extensive transport drainage solutions to link the road and rail infrastructure to the airport. At Heathrow Terminal 5 ACO KerbDrain was installed around the corkscrewing ramp, leading to the multi-storey car park.

Passenger pickup points and parking are amongst the other applications that ACO have been specified for with surface water solutions, in order to support road and rail infrastructure connections to Airports. 

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How we can assist you

The ACO Design Services Team is able to work closely with you through the entire airport drainage project requirements. We also offer design surface software for you to make your own calculations, as well as BIM product files to support the latest efficient project delivery methods.

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Airports

Access Roads & Footpaths

Channel Drainage

MonoDrain
MonoDrain

Load Class D 400

Multidrain MD
Multidrain MD

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST
MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain PPD
MultiDrain PPD

Load Class D 400

Multiline Sealin
Multiline Sealin

Load Class D 400

Qmax
Qmax

Load Class F 900

S Range
S Range

Load Class F 900

KerbDrain
KerbDrain

Load Class D 400

Q-Ceptor
Q-Ceptor

Load Class N/A

QuadraCeptor
QuadraCeptor

Load Class N/A

V-Septor
V-Septor

Load Class N/A

StormBrixx Range
StormBrixx Range

Load Class N/A

Q-Brake Vortex
Q-Brake Vortex

Load Class N/A

Q-Plate Orifice Plates
Q-Plate Orifice Plates

Load Class N/A

Universal Gully & Sumps
Universal Gully & Sumps

Load Class F 900

H Range
H Range

Load Class F 900

MonoDrain
MonoDrain

Load Class D 400

RoadDrain
RoadDrain

Load Class F 900

Q-Ceptor
Q-Ceptor

Load Class N/A

QuadraCeptor
QuadraCeptor

Load Class N/A

V-Septor
V-Septor

Load Class N/A

StormBrixx Range
StormBrixx Range

Load Class N/A

Q-Brake Vortex
Q-Brake Vortex

Load Class N/A

Q-Plate Orifice Plates
Q-Plate Orifice Plates

Load Class N/A

Universal Gully & Sumps
Universal Gully & Sumps

Load Class F 900

H Range
H Range

Load Class F 900

Multidrain MD
Multidrain MD

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST
MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain PPD
MultiDrain PPD

Load Class D 400

Multiline Sealin
Multiline Sealin

Load Class D 400

Qmax
Qmax

Load Class F 900

RoadDrain
RoadDrain

Load Class F 900

S Range
S Range

Load Class F 900

AS101 DPC Channel
AS101 DPC Channel

Load Class A-C

AS1010 Brickslot Channel
AS1010 Brickslot Channel

Load Class A–B

AS1050 Discrete Channel
AS1050 Discrete Channel

Load Class A–B

AS201 Mechanical Clamp
AS201 Mechanical Clamp

Load Class A-C

AS301 Box Channel
AS301 Box Channel

Load Class A-C

AS401 Fire Lift Channel
AS401 Fire Lift Channel

Load Class A 15

AS501 Easy-Clean
AS501 Easy-Clean

Load Class A-C

AS601 Slot Channel
AS601 Slot Channel

Load Class A-C

AS701 Upstand
AS701 Upstand

Load Class A-C

AS801 Micro Channel
AS801 Micro Channel

Load Class A–B

AS901 Hi Load
AS901 Hi Load

Load Class A–D

Deckline 125
Deckline 125

Load Class A-C

FreeDeck
FreeDeck

Load Class A 15

Radius Channel
Radius Channel

Load Class A–B

Q-Ceptor
Q-Ceptor

Load Class N/A

QuadraCeptor
QuadraCeptor

Load Class N/A

V-Septor
V-Septor

Load Class N/A

StormBrixx Range
StormBrixx Range

Load Class N/A

Q-Brake Vortex
Q-Brake Vortex

Load Class N/A

Q-Plate Orifice Plates
Q-Plate Orifice Plates

Load Class N/A

Universal Gully & Sumps
Universal Gully & Sumps

Load Class F 900

Stainless Steel Gullies
Stainless Steel Gullies

Load Class A-C

Total Flow Gullies
Total Flow Gullies

Load Class A–B

UniFace Recessed Covers
UniFace Recessed Covers

Load Class AA-D

UniTop Solid Covers
UniTop Solid Covers

Load Class AA-B

ACO Pipe
ACO Pipe

Load Class N/A

Rainwater Outlets
Rainwater Outlets

Load Class A 15

Freestyle
Freestyle

Load Class D 400

H Range
H Range

Load Class F 900

Lightpoint
Lightpoint

Load Class D 400

Multidrain MD
Multidrain MD

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST
MultiDrain MD Brickslot ST

Load Class D 400

MultiDrain PPD
MultiDrain PPD

Load Class D 400

Multiline Sealin
Multiline Sealin

Load Class D 400

RoadDrain
RoadDrain

Load Class F 900

S Range
S Range

Load Class F 900

AS101 DPC Channel
AS101 DPC Channel

Load Class A-C

AS1010 Brickslot Channel
AS1010 Brickslot Channel

Load Class A–B

AS1050 Discrete Channel
AS1050 Discrete Channel

Load Class A–B

AS201 Mechanical Clamp
AS201 Mechanical Clamp

Load Class A-C

AS301 Box Channel
AS301 Box Channel

Load Class A-C

AS401 Fire Lift Channel
AS401 Fire Lift Channel

Load Class A 15

AS501 Easy-Clean
AS501 Easy-Clean

Load Class A-C

AS601 Slot Channel
AS601 Slot Channel

Load Class A-C

AS701 Upstand
AS701 Upstand

Load Class A-C

AS801 Micro Channel
AS801 Micro Channel

Load Class A–B

AS901 Hi Load
AS901 Hi Load

Load Class A–D

Deckline 125
Deckline 125

Load Class A-C

FreeDeck
FreeDeck

Load Class A 15

Radius Channel
Radius Channel

Load Class A–B

Q-Ceptor
Q-Ceptor

Load Class N/A

QuadraCeptor
QuadraCeptor

Load Class N/A

V-Septor
V-Septor

Load Class N/A

StormBrixx Range
StormBrixx Range

Load Class N/A

Q-Brake Vortex
Q-Brake Vortex

Load Class N/A

Q-Plate Orifice Plates
Q-Plate Orifice Plates

Load Class N/A

Universal Gully & Sumps
Universal Gully & Sumps

Load Class F 900

Stainless Steel Gullies
Stainless Steel Gullies

Load Class A-C

Total Flow Gullies
Total Flow Gullies

Load Class A–B

UniFace Recessed Covers
UniFace Recessed Covers

Load Class AA-D

UniTop Solid Covers
UniTop Solid Covers

Load Class AA-B

ACO Pipe
ACO Pipe

Load Class N/A

Rainwater Outlets
Rainwater Outlets

Load Class A 15

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