08.09.2022

A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass

The commissioning of the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel has been postponed until spring 2023 due to the current global economic situation (Covid).

During the night of April 22/23, 2023, there will be a "silent opening" of the third tube to regular traffic. A public festival and the authorities’ event are expected to take place in mid-April 2023.

In early May 2023, the renovation work of the existing second Gubrist tube will start. Westbound traffic (direction Bern) will be accomodated on two lanes in the new third tube, while eastbound traffic (direction St. Gallen) will occupy two lanes in the first tube.

20.06.2022

Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst

The GS-DETEC (General secretary of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication) has approved the "Operations Center South East" project. No complaints were received against this decision. Thus, details concerning the construction process of the new operations center next to the east portal of the Schweizerhalle tunnel are now being planned. Procurement of services is expected to take place in 2023.

10.06.2022

Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating

Bane NOR, developer and operator of the Norwegian railway infrastructure, has commissioned R+R as project manager cost estimation. R+R will help Bane NOR to improve cost estimation processes and develop cost estimation metrics and models based on Norwegian and international best practice.

08.04.2022

A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof

At the beginning of April 2022, construction work will start on the N14 motorway section between the Gisikon and Rütihof junctions. The task includes maintenance of the drainage system as well as pavement replacement and renewal of the guard rails and animal fences over the entire section.

The traffic installations required for the maintenance work will also be used to enable renewal of the expansion joints on the 420 m long Reuss bridge. R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

Projekt sheet

A14, view towards Reuss river and Rotkreuz

News
08.09.2022
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
20.06.2022
Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst
10.06.2022
Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating
08.04.2022
A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof
Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA)

Aviation with Microlight Aircraft

Switzerland is currently one of the few countries in the world that categorically prohibit the operation of microlight aircraft. The FOCA is considering a relaxation of this ban in response to a request from pilots. R+R was commissioned to investigate the interest in microlight aviation in Switzerland.

“Ecolight” aircraft, as they are known, have been permitted in Switzerland since 2005. This category only includes aerodynamically controlled light aircraft. Other microlight aircraft, such as weight-shift control (WSC) trikes, microlight helicopters or gyrocopters are still not permitted. Microlight aircraft with wing loading of less than 20 kg/m2 are totally prohibited according to the Aviation Ordinance. The Swiss Hanggliding & Paragliding Association (SHPA) has submitted a request to the FOCA for the authorisation of electrically-powered hang gliders. In connection with this request, the FOCA is examining the possibilities for authorising additional categories of microlight aircraft and for lifting the prohibition mentioned above. R+R was commissioned by the FOCA to examine the development of microlight aviation in selected neighbouring countries and to compile a study on the interest in microlight aviation in Switzerland.
Authorisation for microlight aircraft in Switzerland would in any case be linked to specific provisos. Due to Swiss conditions, for example, the mandatory use of airfields for aircraft that cannot be foot-launched, as well as some sort of pilot’s licence, are almost indispensable requirements. In the first instance, therefore, it was advisable to clarify the interest in motor-powered microlight aviation among existing pilots. R+R defined possible categories for these microlight aircraft as the basis for conducting a survey among pilots of motorised aircraft, gliders and hang gliders as well as flying schools and clubs. Over 1,600 pilots and 57 flying schools and clubs took part in the survey, which made it clear that there is a certain degree of interest in microlights.

Key data

Client
Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA)

Processing period
2010 – 2011

Project type
Air traffic

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Transport and Transport Operators Scenarios

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors