DXB North Runway rehabilitation is on track for completion in June 2022
Dubai International’s (DXB) North Runway rehabilitation program passed its midpoint on schedule, paving the way for the runway to reopen on June 22, operator Dubai Airports announced.
Since May 9, more than 1,000 vehicles and 3,000 people have been working on site. 24 hours a day at DXB to complete the project.
The essential works consist of resurfacing the entire 4.5 km long northern runway, reinforcing the wider runway strip, as well as reinforcing the paving of the main taxiway entrances and exits and to repair drainage infrastructure.
Aircraft ground lighting, navaids and meteorological equipment are also being replaced, and a navaids substation is being relocated, as the south runway maintains operations in the international airport. the busiest in the world.
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The primary objective of the program was the timely rehabilitation of the runway and its supporting systems, in order to improve safety, operational efficiency and DXB capability.
DXB’s north runway was last completely redone in 2014 and a major upgrade was planned for 2024, however, with a decline in aircraft movements due to the ongoing post-pandemic recovery, the longer period calm provided an ideal opportunity to carry out the rehabilitation works with minimal impact. on DXB’s operations and growth.
Dubai World Central (DWC) handled over 1,000 flights from multiple international carriers including flydubai, SpiceJet, Indigo, Gulf Air, Air India Express and Qatar Airways during the 45-day transition period.
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