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Old December 29th, 2015, 06:38 PM   #141
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39 (I think) to begin with.....However the plan allows for expansion to 49 gatehouses, accommodating 59 aircrafts at any one time.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #142
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39 (I think) to begin with.....However the plan allows for expansion to 49 gatehouses, accommodating 59 aircrafts at any one time.
Hmmm that ok i guess. Thanks for replying back
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Old December 29th, 2015, 11:48 PM   #143
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Hmmm that ok i guess. Thanks for replying back
This will be in addition to what is already existing in terminal 1 and 3 (13 gates with air bridges and I think) and terminal 2 with no air bridges.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #144
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yes, but one looks way older than the other!! Besides 1 always gave me the impression I was in an aquarium rather than being inside an airport!!
True, the design of T1 is horrible. It used to be a disaster before they made a tunnel separating arriving and departing passengers. Not sure how it is now, since I haven't traveled through T1 is more than a year.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 01:38 AM   #145
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Is it a tunnel? From the aerial image it looks like a tubular walkway going around the circular terminal (that makes it look even worse)!!
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Old January 13th, 2016, 12:29 PM   #146
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Abu Dhabi unveils UAE's biggest district cooling plants



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Abu Dhabi Airports has unveiled one of the country's biggest district cooling plants that will serve Abu Dhabi International Airport's new Midfield Terminal Building. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, chief executive officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, and Sulaiman Al Siksek, chief programmes officer, officially inaugurated the plant on Tuesday, after the system was successfully pressure tested. With a total capacity of 55,000 metric tonnes of refrigerant, the district cooling plant will provide air conditioning for the MTB through 18 chillers and two thermal energy storage tanks.

Sulaiman Al Siksek, chief programmes officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "I am delighted that this major milestone in the MTB's construction has been reached. Sustainability and innovation are at the core of the building's design, demonstrating Abu Dhabi Airports' commitment to being a leader in this field. The district cooling system meets rigorous international green building standards and utilises innovative technology to increase energy efficiency and provide sustainable air conditioning for the MTB."

The district cooling plant provides chilled water from a centralised cooling station, through a network of pipes, for air conditioning purposes.

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Old January 13th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #147
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All in all the experience was good, would I do it again the answer would be yes, but I'll wait until the new airport in Abu Dhabi is finished first.
It will be worth the wait believe me, this will be a spectacular airport, far superior to DXB!

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39 (I think) to begin with.....However the plan allows for expansion to 49 gatehouses, accommodating 59 aircrafts at any one time.
Not quite true. The 49 gatehouses will be open from the start, however some (16) are MARS'ed so will be able to have 2 smaller aircraft at a time, which gives a potential for 65 to be linked via airbridges at any time. Then there are bus gates and remote stands (can't remember how many, but around 10).
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MARS'ed? As in 2 bridges on one gate connector (something like that)?
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Old January 13th, 2016, 07:03 PM   #149
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Yeah kind of. Most if not all (I think) of the gatehouses will have 2 bridges as a min, I think 9 will have 3 for A380 operations. MARS stands are Multiple Aircraft Ramp System, so that particular stand will be able to hold 1 code E (747, A340 etc) or code F (A380) aircraft or in a MARS configuration will hold 2 smaller aircraft (A320, 737 etc) 1 airbridge will connect to one aircraft and the other 1 (or 2) airbridges will connect to the other. You can board separately from the hold room as segregation would in place in that configuration.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 07:35 AM   #150
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This stand 218 at the new T2 at LHR is in MARS confirguration

https://www.google.ae/maps/@51.46936.../data=!3m1!1e3

You can see the centre lead in line (218) for the Code E / F aircraft and the two lines either side for the Smaller Code C aircraft. In this case a TAP plane is using the right hand side of the stand (218R) and you could also get another Code C aircraft using the left hand side (218L) and board the two at the same time.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #151
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This stand 218 at the new T2 at LHR is in MARS confirguration

https://www.google.ae/maps/@51.46936.../data=!3m1!1e3

You can see the centre lead in line (218) for the Code E / F aircraft and the two lines either side for the Smaller Code C aircraft. In this case a TAP plane is using the right hand side of the stand (218R) and you could also get another Code C aircraft using the left hand side (218L) and board the two at the same time.
Wow, that is interesting! But if they are using the same gate then how can they board both aircraft at the same time? Wouldn't there be confusion between passengers on both flights, both when passengers are embarking and disembarking, and in the lounge when they are waiting to board?
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Old January 16th, 2016, 05:53 PM   #152
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Yeah kind of. Most if not all (I think) of the gatehouses will have 2 bridges as a min, I think 9 will have 3 for A380 operations. MARS stands are Multiple Aircraft Ramp System, so that particular stand will be able to hold 1 code E (747, A340 etc) or code F (A380) aircraft or in a MARS configuration will hold 2 smaller aircraft (A320, 737 etc) 1 airbridge will connect to one aircraft and the other 1 (or 2) airbridges will connect to the other. You can board separately from the hold room as segregation would in place in that configuration.
Interesting that they have 9 gates for the A380. With only 10 on order, perhaps they are planning to order some more?
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Old February 9th, 2016, 11:45 PM   #153
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this is insane looking airport! so how many gates in total including parking bay?
49 gates.



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Old February 11th, 2016, 09:37 PM   #155
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Interesting that they have 9 gates for the A380. With only 10 on order, perhaps they are planning to order some more?
Possibly, but there will be other airlines using the MTB, whether they send A380's is another matter though...
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Old February 12th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #156
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I know that Emirates uses AUH as a station that does door modification but will never serve AUH with an A380. None of the airlines that fly into AUH has a need to use A380s. I would love if EY would order more A380s.
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Old February 12th, 2016, 08:18 PM   #157
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I doubt any other airline will fly A380's to AUH unless one of EY's partner airlines orders them. Even at DXB, Air France was the only other carrier to operate the A380 to the airport and they only did it for a few months before returning to a B77W.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 06:48 PM   #158
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YEah it's doubtful any of them will, but they have big plans for Abu Dhabi in the next few years so who knows...
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Old February 16th, 2016, 04:29 PM   #159
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I doubt any other airline will fly A380's to AUH unless one of EY's partner airlines orders them. Even at DXB, Air France was the only other carrier to operate the A380 to the airport and they only did it for a few months before returning to a B77W.
Qantas flies the A380 to DXB as part of their partnership with Emirates.
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