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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

The New Runway at Xi’an Airport Passes the Flight Test

In the early days of December, a white aircraft landed on the newly built runway of Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (Xi’an Airport for short). The newly built runway is a part of the Phase II project of Xi’an Airport and is built in the southern area of the airport. The landing of the aircraft signifies that the new runway has successfully passed the flight test. The flight test is an important condition and requirement for the opening of an airport. Now the 6-day flight test task has finally ended, and all performance parameters have met the technical standards, which shows that the runway is capable for the flight test. The Phase II project of Xi’an Airport was started back in the end of 2007, with a total investment of 9.757 billion Yuan. It is designed that by 2020, it should satisfy an annual passenger throughput of 31 million people, aircraft takeoff and landing of 230 thousand sorties and cargo and mail volume of 400 thousand tons. Now the project has been completed by the end of this year and will be put into operation in March of next year. As a part of the Phase II project of Xi’an Airport, the newly built runway is 3,800 meters long and 60 meters wide, with 38 parking stands. Once put into operation, Xi’an Airport will be mainland China’s fourth airport with two runways that run separately, after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It is designed to accommodate the continental flight of the A380, which will put an end to the history of having no continental flights in the Shaanxi province.
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