Context and challenges
This client is a leading group in the aeronautical industry.
Following the fire at a source station in the Paris region, which led to a loss of power supply to the Montparnasse station and the paralysis of the station, this client launched an audit on an airport, on its own vulnerability to this type of incident, and more generally, of all its installations (electricity, water, security, etc.), which could suffer a service stoppage and lead to security incidents. Following this audit, a business continuity plan was put in place in order to correct and mitigate these weaknesses.
Runway lighting is an essential element in the safety of aircraft movements, and it is therefore imperative that it be kept operational. In order to guarantee this objective, a project to secure the High Voltage power supply for runway lighting and ancillary functions related to takeoff and landing operations has been initiated.
This client has commissioned Assystem to carry out a study on the airport's HV power supply, in order to make the air navigation functions more reliable, based on an FMECA (Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis) risk study with two levels of failure.
Following the studies carried out, implementation of an action plan with the identification of network vulnerabilities and solutions to eliminate weaknesses in the customer's electrical distribution architecture: