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Old June 5th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Tehran's New Int'l Airport; IKA

A view of the new Tehran International Airport 45 km (28 miles) south of Tehran:













IKIA; Tehran's new Airport
http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/tehran/

A new airport opened in Tehran, Iran, in February 2001. Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) is equipped with advanced aviation technology and is estimated to have cost almost $1 billion. Associated investment projects, carried out by either private or public enterprises, include aircraft hangars, in-flight catering, hotel, duty-free shops, fuel supply and passenger and cargo handling facilities.

A new airport opened in Tehran, Iran, in February 2004. Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) is equipped with advanced aviation technology and is estimated to have cost almost $1 billion. Associated investment projects, carried out by either private or public enterprises, include aircraft hangars, in-flight catering, hotel, duty-free shops, fuel supply and passenger and cargo handling facilities.

This new airport will take over all domestic and international flights from the Mehrabad Airport (Tehran's other international airport). Studies carried out by the Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO) of Iran recognised that the present airport could not be upgraded and expanded to meet the expected growth levels.

Imam Khomeini International Airport is located in a 15 hectare area located some 30km to the south of Tehran on the Tehran-Qom highway. Work on the project began during the 1970s before the Islamic Revolution but was halted due to political circumstances. Overall responsibility for the project rests with the ministry for roads and transportation.

Timescale and Capacity

Work on the airport started in 1994 and is due to progress in various phases. The first phase, completed by February 2001, initially gives a capacity of 12 million passengers and 200,000t of cargo a year. Depending on demand, the design allows for further expansion to 20 million passengers and 375,000t of cargo, with a final phase scheduled capacity of 40 million passengers and 700,000t of cargo.

Control Tower and Passenger Terminal

The 56.9m-high control tower has an area of 1,100mē. The four-storey, glass-fronted technical block spans 6,800mē.

The Main passenger terminal building is a 78,357mē, three-level structure comprising a basement, departure and arrival halls at ground level, as well as a mezzanine arrivals floor. 14 air bridges link the aircraft, piers and gate lounges. 1,800 car parking spaces in a two-storey car park can be reached via footbridges. Two-level access roads separate arrivals and departures and there are 88 check-in counters in the departure area.

The second passenger terminal is currently under construction as a part of the first phase. Once the terminal completed, it is expected that all international flights to Tehran will be flying to the IKIA airport.

Supporting structures include administration, services, maintenance, airport police and security guard buildings, and nearly 100 residential buildings on a 10,000mē complex.

Aeroports de Paris (ADP) was responsible for the master plan and preliminary design, and is undertaking supervision of procurement, installation, commissioning and testing of airport equipment and systems, as well as co-ordination and integration. The main contractors are two Iranian companies, Dey and Melli Sakhteman. Fernau (UK) was one of the international contractors working on for the project.

Transportation

The Tehran Metro Line 1 is being extended to the south to connect to the airport and provide a viable fast link from the city centre directly to the international terminal. The link from the city centre is still not complete necessitating a 1.5-hour taxi journey from the city to reach the airport. The metro line extension is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2007.

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Old June 5th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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Didn't they say it opened in 2004 but then closed again because security was inadequate?

It was designed during the days of the Shah.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 07:19 AM   #3
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There is something in this airport which has made it unique in the world!

Ma'mourin Hill which was the civilization hub of Iron Age 3200 years ago, today finds itself surrounded by the newly built International Airport of Imam.
Scholars believe that the 3200 year-old historical hill which was found accidentally during the construction project of Imam International Airport, can be turned into the greatest historical, scientific, and tourist attraction of Iran.
In 1989, during construction works of Imam Airport, workers came accidentally to antique remains and structures in Ma'mourin Hill, .... http://archeonet.nl/engels.php?itemid=4926&catid=18
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Old June 6th, 2005, 07:48 AM   #4
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So is the part displayed in the exterior renders completed yet?
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Old June 6th, 2005, 10:18 AM   #5
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Skyline-BRN - Yes, I believe the parts shown in the renders have been completed. Phase 1 was finished in 2001, and I read that the airport was completed in late 2004, but then was closed for a while. It's a bit confusing. I'm not sure if they've still got further expansion or changes to do.

Information according to a 2002 report:

TEHRAN AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION, IRAN

A new airport opened in Tehran, Iran, in February 2001. Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) is equipped with advanced aviation technology and is estimated to have cost almost $1 billion. Associated investment projects, carried out by either private or public enterprises, include aircraft hangars, in-flight catering, hotel, duty-free shops, fuel supply and passenger and cargo handling facilities.
MARKET RATIONALE

This new airport will take over all domestic and international flights from the Mehrabad Airport (Tehran's other international airport). Studies carried out by the Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO) of Iran recognised that the present airport could not be upgraded and expanded to meet the expected growth levels.

Imam Khomeini International Airport is located in a 15 hectare area located some 30km to the south of Tehran on the Tehran-Qom highway. Work on the project began before the Islamic Revolution during the 1970s but was halted due to political circumstances. Overall responsibility for the project rests with the ministry for roads and transportation.
PROJECT TIMESCALE AND SIZE

Work on the airport started in 1994 and is due to progress in various phases. The first phase, completed by February 2001, initially gives a capacity of 12 million passengers and 200,000t of cargo a year. Depending on demand, the design allows for further expansion to 20 million passengers and 375,000t of cargo, with a final phase scheduled capacity of 40 million passengers and 700,000t of cargo.
RUNWAY

Phase 1 included construction of a single runway of 4,200m by 45m, with 10.5m-wide shoulders. A total of 12.8km of taxiway area connects runways with passenger and cargo terminals, hangars and a 30m-wide engine test pad. The apron area is more than 450,000mē wide to accommodate a total of 24 aircraft.
CONTROL TOWER

The 56.9m-high control tower has an area of 1,100mē. The four-storey, glass-fronted technical block spans 6,800mē. Navigation aids include the 755 DVOR (Doppler, very-high frequency, omni-directional radio range) supplied by the UK company Fernau, the 2020 DME (distance measuring equipment) and the Normarc ILS NM 7000 instrument landing system, providing the airport with CAT III approach and landing capability.
TERMINAL BUILDING

The passenger terminal building of 78,357mē is a three-level structure comprising a basement, departure and arrival halls at ground level, as well as a mezzanine arrivals floor. 14 air bridges link the aircraft, piers and gate lounges. 1,800 car parking spaces in a two-storey car park can be reached via footbridges. Two-level access roads separate arrivals and departures. Supporting structures include administration, services, maintenance, airport police and security guard buildings, and nearly 100 residential buildings on a 10,000mē complex.
UTILITIES

The remote location of IKIA has placed considerable demands on the supply of utilities. A branch line was laid from the main gas trunk line to the east of the Qum highway, while wells were drilled for water supply. This is only sufficient for a few years of operations and the eventual aim is to transfer and treat water from Tehran's reservoirs. Tehran refinery is establishing a fuel supply through a new 250mm-diameter pipeline, 33km long. Distribution of utilities around the airport will be facilitated via a 2,850m concrete tunnel. Telecommunications contracts have been awarded and work is in progress to link the new airport to Mehrabad with around 400 communication lines, increasing to 2,000 lines in the future.
LEAD CONTRACTORS

Aeroports de Paris (ADP) was responsible for the master plan and preliminary design, and is undertaking supervision of procurement, installation, commissioning and testing of airport equipment and systems, as well as co-ordination and integration. The main contractors are two Iranian companies, Dey and Melli Sakhteman. Fernau (UK) is one of the international contractors working on for the project.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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Didn't they say it opened in 2004 but then closed again because security was inadequate?

It was designed during the days of the Shah.

Actually yes it was opened, but it was closed after one flight...sad story...

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 07:39 PM   #7
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tehran's new airport beatiful architaktur



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Old October 3rd, 2005, 07:59 PM   #8
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Wow impressive pix, but actually we already have a copy of this thread

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 08:01 PM   #9
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Oh...and some of the pix don't work...they show a logo for worldisround

Anyway... if you wanna check out all our previous threads go here.

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:29 PM   #10
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thats gonna be the biggest and most modern airport in the region
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:35 PM   #11
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not likley.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:37 PM   #12
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why do you say that? thats what i heard atleast.
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and remember when canada critiscized the new airport in iran for not being safe when that plane skidded of the runway....i dont hear anyone saying that torontos airport isnt safe when a plane crashed there!
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:39 PM   #14
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Well, The Gulf countries airports will probably beat it by a long shot...
Im not completley sure though, maybe anyone of the khaliji guys will tell us if they stop by...

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and remember when canada critiscized the new airport in iran for not being safe when that plane skidded of the runway....i dont hear anyone saying that torontos airport isnt safe when a plane crashed there!

lol, that plane had a problem...anyway this is not the topic.
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yea, i know, and please dont say gulf countries, its the persian gulf, just saying gulf countries is giving in to what the arabs want. anyway, mehrabad airport really needs to go, i heard they're making it into a park. the new airport is gonna be great when its finished.
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the current dubai airport is at the same size as this one, and it will be bigger once the new extentions are completed ( note that the new extentions are as big as the current one).

not to mention Jebal Ali Airport which is said to be the largest in the world. it will be six times larger than the current Dubai airport.
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Freedom

This airport is actually 1 of the biggest in the world let alone Middleast

The only airport that can match This one curreently is only Saudi arabias

This is a beatiful airport
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Freedom

This airport is actually 1 of the biggest in the world let alone Middleast

The only airport that can match This one curreently is only Saudi arabias

This is a beatiful airport
This airpot will be a great addition to Iran.

Saud Arabia airports with no offence are grabage.

Dubai Airport is the one. It handled 21 million passenger last year and the number will rise to 60 million in 2010. I dont want to ruin this thread with the airport. All I can say is that Dubai airport is a beauty and look like a fancy shopping mall.
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I think they should do somethin about the exterior of the airport though, the grey concrete is makin it uggly...
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