Primarily, heating and cooling of the satellite terminal building is managed via underfloor conduits. Ventilation occurs via displacement ventilation technology and – the external temperature permitting – naturally, via special openings in the building. The use of an innovative lighting concept with LED lamps also offers further energy-saving potential. The lamps can be individually dimmed in accordance with lighting requirements and are laid out in such a way as to have the optimal effect.
Climate protection in the satellite terminal does not stop at the outerwalls: all aircraft positions will be equipped with so-called “Pre-Conditioned Air Units" (PCA), via which Lufthansa and its partners' aircraft can be heated via the airport's heating network or cooled during summer via the building's own air conditioning system. The use of the aircraft's own kerosene-powered auxiliary power unit is therefore superfluous, leading to a reduction in noise as well as in CO2 emissions.
The new satellite terminal is a joint project between Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. FMG and Lufthansa already operate Terminal 2 together and are reacting to the increase in passenger numbers with these expansion plans for Munich Airport. The architect and general planner of the new building is the Munich office of Koch + Partner, who are also responsible for Terminal 2. With the new, 600-metre-long satellite terminal building, both Lufthansa and Munich Airport gain the capacity to manage eleven million passengers per annum. On top of this, it is much more convenient for passengers, with 27 aircraft positions close to the building, eliminating the need for cross-apron bus journeys.