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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:43 AM   #21
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #22
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Old July 12th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #23
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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #24
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NEW SFO CONTROL TOWER

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new San Francisco International Airport air traffic control tower took place on Monday, July 9, 2012.

The new tower will be located between terminals one and two which is just south of the existing tower. The new tower will be 221 feet tall with a 650 square-foot controller work area. The project will also include a three-story base building, which will house administrative offices and secure corridors that will allow passengers to transit between terminals without permitting access to the tower. The FAA expects to start using the new facility in late 2015

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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #25
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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #26
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The New Control Tower at SFO


http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/...ir-3664702.php


http://fastlane.dot.gov/2012/07/sfo-...rol-tower.html


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As the new control tower at San Francisco International Airport takes shape during the next two years, keep this simple phrase in mind: Flair follows function.

The end result will be a 221-foot aluminum-clad tower that's narrow at the base but slides out to the east as it rises, as though craning its neck for a view. At the summit an all-glass crown will pull back and pop up, the see-through finale to the show.

It has the makings of a stylized torch amid SFO's low horseshoe of domestic terminals, at least if reality matches the architectural renderings. But the designers and airport officials call the design a pragmatic response to the challenge at hand - squeezing into a narrow site between two terminals while crafting a perch where air traffic controllers can survey every nook and cranny below.

"We worked hard to keep the tower on a diet," said Alejandro Ogata, an architect with HNTB, the tower's design firm. "All the activities need to be at the top of the building, but nobody wanted a lollipop on a stick."

The $102 million project kicks off Thursday with a ceremony that will include Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. The clearing of the site between Terminals 1 and 2 will be followed by the construction of a facility that should be completed in the fall of 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration will spend another year installing the navigation control equipment.

As might be expected, a tower of this nature is shaped by a multitude of demands. For starters, the FAA requires that SFO's be strong enough to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake - larger than the 1906 temblor - and promptly resume operations. But it's not allowed to sway in high winds, lest a traffic controller be hit by airsickness.

The height and the upper floor's precise location are determined by the need to have a clear line of sight to all of the airport's critical runways and gates. Lightning protection cables will radiate down from rooftop antennas


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Old September 12th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #27
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Hello all. This is my first post on this site. SFO will add two new International carriers next year. SAS is finally starting service into SFO after three false starts. The flights will be 6x per week. A surprise entrant is China Eastern's return to SFO. They served this airport about thirteen years ago. They are planning a daily flight from PVG-SFO.

On a side note, 2012 is expected to be SFO busiest years. An anticipated 44 million paxs will go through SFO. Time to think about new runways? I know, a pipe dream but SFO is the second worst airport in the Country after NEW. IMO, slot restrictions are on the way.

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http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/...om-april-2013/

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranci...er-record.html
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Old September 12th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #28
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Where is the current ATC tower located???
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Old September 12th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #29
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Old September 13th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #30
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SFO will close one of two runways over the next tree weekends to complete scheduled work. 28L, one of two main arrival runways, will cut arrivals from 60 flights per hour to 30 flights. Expect delays.

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Old September 13th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #31
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SFO flyers, expect the return of Aeroflot perhaps by the end of 2013 as the 777Ws are about to show up in the fleet.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #32
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SFO flyers, expect the return of Aeroflot perhaps by the end of 2013 as the 777Ws are about to show up in the fleet.
I had asked this question in another forum and the likely hood was very remote. I had thought a A332 might work. A 777W is way to big for this route.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #33
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SJC will have a direct ANA 787 flight to Tokyo, starting 2013
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Old September 14th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #34
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I had asked this question in another forum and the likely hood was very remote. I had thought a A332 might work. A 777W is way to big for this route.
My sources at Aeroflot clearly state 777W. With Skolkovo and Silicone Valley relations it be right on the spot. There is a huge Russian population in the Bay Area. Also a huge amount of Indians. SFO-SVO will connect greatly with SVO-DEL.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #35
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Silicone Valley
wrong sir, it's Silicon Valley

and BTW, Silicone Valley is near Los Angeles where the main export is pornography
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Old September 15th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #36
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SJC will have a direct ANA 787 flight to Tokyo, starting 2013
Yes, it will be the first direct flight to NRT since AA pulled out of the market. It will be interesting to see how this route performs. I know the South Bay business community has been lobbying for this flight for a long time.
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wrong sir, it's Silicon Valley

and BTW, Silicone Valley is near Los Angeles where the main export is pornography
Alright dude. We are talking about different Valleys.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #38
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This was the first weekend 28L was not operational at SFO. I heard there were 1-2 hr arrival delays, mostly short haul routes up and down the Coast.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 06:41 AM   #39
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SJC will have a direct ANA 787 flight to Tokyo, starting 2013
As a result, ANA will serve the Bay Area 12x weekly, with daily NRT-SFO on a 77W and 5x weekly NRT-SJC on a 787. The only thing that makes me concerned is that the turnaround time for the NRT-SJC flight: only 90 minutes? It seems to be pretty short for a long flight (longer than NRT-SFO by a few minutes).
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:15 AM   #40
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It seems to be pretty short for a long flight (longer than NRT-SFO by a few minutes).
Are you saying the aircraft needs time to rest? That is plenty of time to turn a flight. I've see a 744 serviced in 90 minutes.
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