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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:00 pm

Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Aviation Capt. Shujaat Azeem in an interview on Dunya News programme "Tonight with Moeed Pirzada" said:

* Completion of two dams for water storage/harvesting for the airport expected in July this year.

* New Islamabad International Air Port boarding bridges increased from nine to fifteen.

* Ninety percent of New Islamabad International Air Port construction work completed.

* The airport will have ILS CAT-III.

* Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) for new airport of Islamabad is expected to begin around September this year.

* Authorities working hard to make airport operational by the end of year 2016.

* The original PC-1 for the airport did not include all components for airport construction and that's why it had lower cost.

* The revised PC-1 for the airport included all required components for the airport and that's why it has higher cost.

Deficiencies in Original PC-1
1. Site preparatory works.
2. Airside infrastructure (Civil Works).
3. Passenger terminal building.
4. Landside roads, bridges, drains, & utilities.

Total: Rs. 36.865 billion

Revised PC-1 (shortfalls)
1. AFL.
2. Nav aids.
3. ATC equipment.
4. Hydrant refueling system.
5. Aircraft stand equipment.
6. Electric power & telecommunication.
7. Landscaping.
8. Grid station.
9. Miscellaneous landside buildings.
10. Special systems.
11. Price escalation & FEC.

Total: Rs. 81.171 (36.865+44.306) billion.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:06 pm

Cargo operation to start first at new Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD:
The government is mulling to start cargo operation first to pave the way for the launching of the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA).

Soon after coming into power, the present government took up the challenge of the new airport despite all the discrepancies of the past. It has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to speed up completion of civil, mechanical and electrical work of the airport this year.

Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has already directed in a recently held high-level meeting to ensure provision of quality commercial activities in the new airport because commercial facilities have become critical at modern airports. He asked the authorities concerned to provide international standards shopping arcades, cafes and restaurants facilities in new airport to attract transit passengers. Provision of spacious space at immigration and check-in counters at the new airport would be ensured to cater to smooth passengers flow.

The relevant departments have been asked to give clear timelines for completion for these facilities. It has also been proposed to start a city shuttle service between the new airport and twin cities to cater to carry passengers.

According to a senior official of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), latest landing system will be installed to allow planes to land in harsh weather and dense fog. With the help of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), the NIIA has established its own grid station for power supply.

The airport consists of 90 check-in counters and a parking facility for 2,000 vehicles, car parking for 22,000 vehicles, a covered plaza area for 200 cars, a control tower, maintenance hangar, a 15-gate terminal with ten remote gates, a four star hotel, convention centre, duty free shops, food court, two runways, six taxiways, five aprons, 15 passenger boarding bridges, runway lightening system CATE-III, 150 KMT cargo handling facility and 42 immigration countres.

The plan to construct a new airport for Islamabad was conceived in late 1980s to deal with the problem of increased passenger load at Benazir Bhutto International Airport. The airport would create massive job opportunities and other commercial activities in the area.

The purpose of the new airport was to increase load sharing of international airlines, traffic flow towards Pakistan, import and export, business, tourism, and cargo operation.

The new airport will have the highest baggage security system in the country – five levels of security screening process for luggage. More than 10,000 plants donated by various organisations have been planted in the airport to make the atmosphere healthy and green.

Launched in April 2007, it was supposed to be completed within 30 months costing Rs 31 billion. Later, PC-I of the project was revised in March 2012 at the cost of Rs 66 billion.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had once again revised its expenditures putting them at Rs 90 billion and October 2016 has been declared the anticipated completion date of the project.

Source: Daily Times
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:15 pm

yasir_nk wrote:Latest Baggage screening system arrive for new airport. Now temporary used at current airport until transfer to new airport.
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Are these scanning machines working at Isb airport? I had a flight yesterday on PA470 and saw that this machine was there at Lhe airport but the concerned authorities continuously said to leave the machine and straight away put your luggage on belt. Wonder why aren't these machine are being used at Lahore airport

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:26 pm

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This photo shows the Machine

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2nd photo shows that a person is keeping his bag from behind of the machine without passing it through the scanning machine

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by dreamliner99 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:43 pm

Would the new machines enable PIA to fly directly to New York, instead of stopping over at Manchester for security checks?

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:35 pm

Modern baggage scanners alone I think won't satisfy US authorities.

I think combination of foolproof airport security, passenger screening, baggage & cargo scanning etc. is required for non-stop flights from Pakistan to USA.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by zainman88 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:51 am

Plus even if they enable direct (non-stop flights) to USA, people may still prefer Etihad which has pre-clearance which is great!

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by H Khan » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:40 am

Some time ago a presentation was given to Pakistani CAA and PIA is to how the US, UK and EU authorities about a plan which would make KHI a safe zone airport. This would mean that all of the movement from KHI to EU, UK, USA would be guaranteed with a security blanket. This presentation was based on the Container Security Initiative (CSI) Strategic Plan, which have specified the goals and objectives for this the vital program, which is one element of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) multi-layered approach to passenger and cargo security.

Sadly CAA and PIA said they don't have the funds for this. I did suggest that whatever the funding is the public sector (CAA & PIA) should raise half of the funds and ask the private sector (all of the chambers of commerce of Pakistan) raising the other half.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:21 am

It will be nice if New ISB can get pre clearance for different countries including China the US and EU
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by yasir_nk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:44 am

Sign Board before enter main terminal building.
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by yasir_nk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:48 am

1st ground equipment arrived at NIIA on January 20, 2016 for test flight. Test flight will launch soon.
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:14 am

Why the yellow road signs ?
They should be blue or green with white texts
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by ammad » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:11 am

Good to see things are rolling. Font size and size of board is also good. Yes, it should have either blue or green back ground written with white color on it.
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:41 am

Yes, blue & white or green & white signage looks more decent on roads.

Yellow or red colour I think is usually for warning signs.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:47 am

This is how the road signs look at Hong Kong Airport
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Here in Hong Kong yellow road signs are for temporary traffic arrangements like closed roads and work sites
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