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Old July 25th, 2017, 03:12 AM   #241
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Old July 28th, 2017, 08:09 AM   #242
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Why is this thread's name PRO, when is actually under construction?
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Old July 28th, 2017, 07:13 PM   #243
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Why is this thread's name PRO, when is actually under construction?
It's really just site work going on so far. No actual construction.
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Old July 28th, 2017, 08:20 PM   #244
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So if AMLO wins, this project will be totally scrapped, right?
cheering against every Mega Project in Mexico as usual? funny for someone who uses to live in Mexico from american origin.
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Old July 28th, 2017, 11:43 PM   #245
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To those out of the loop: A two-time presidential runner-up (known as AMLO) has made pretty much the only policy proposal for his 3rd presidential run the cancellation of the new Mexico city airport.

But even if he wins (a big IF given that he is widely hated) the new airport is not going to be cancelled due to the following reasons:

- By the time the next president takes office the construction of the new airport will be 60-70% complete, 80-90% of construction contracts would have been signed and billions of dollars would have already been spent.

- AMLO's alternative of keeping the current airport and building a different one is a really sad joke. He entrusted 2 of his cronies to come with plans to re-develop an air force base into a new airport, but they have absolutely no experience in airport design. Hell, the diagrams they put in a book they made to advertise the idea were made with microsoft office and (among too many problems to point them all in a single post) they didn't even prepare a study of whether the airspace will be able to accommodate 2 busy airports (a big problem given that Mexico city is surrounded by mountains).

- Even the people in his own party are working under the assumption that the current airport will be closed by 2020. The policy paper prepared by AMLO's party's likely candidate for Mexico city mayor prove this (see pages 139, 141, 175, 261 and 262).

In conclusion canceling the new Mexico city airport is as big a pipe dream as repealing Obamacare
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Old July 29th, 2017, 06:02 AM   #246
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Here are some updates from Fernado Romero's FB.

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Old July 29th, 2017, 06:06 AM   #247
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When they will open at new MEX airport? How, when or what? Which airlines who will be at new airport?
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Old July 29th, 2017, 06:14 AM   #248
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It's really just site work going on so far. No actual construction.

Actually no.

It's been about two months since foundation work was started. Most of the foundation piles have been installed for the control tower and for the terminal building. Also about ten days ago the first block of the foundation slab for the terminal building was casted.


As for the runways there will be a year long pre-load process, and for that there is quite some progress on the drainage and pre-load material installation.

This image is a bit older but the work on the runways can be seen clearly, on the far left you can see the work front for Runway 2, and on the foreground the work front for Runway 3.


None of those work fronts are site work, they are part of the actual construction stage.

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When they will open at new MEX airport? How, when or what? Which airlines who will be at new airport?
This new airport will fully replace the current one, as such all airlines that currently operate on the current airport will be moved to the new one. The date set for the move to the new airport is 20th October, 2020. There will be about a 4 hour window with no operations while the old airport closes and the new one opens.

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Old July 31st, 2017, 08:17 PM   #249
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This new airport will fully replace the current one, as such all airlines that currently operate on the current airport will be moved to the new one. The date set for the move to the new airport is 20th October, 2020. There will be about a 4 hour window with no operations while the old airport closes and the new one opens.
How many runway will they have? Is that 3 or 4 runway? How many gates? What about LCC will stay at old MEX airports? It will helps. They will reduce the congestion and ease the slot restrictions.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 10:55 PM   #250
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How many runway will they have? Is that 3 or 4 runway? How many gates? What about LCC will stay at old MEX airports? It will helps. They will reduce the congestion and ease the slot restrictions.


The old MMMX will close down als written before.
So if LCC's are flying to MEX they also have to go to the new one.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 11:44 PM   #251
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How many runway will they have? Is that 3 or 4 runway? How many gates? What about LCC will stay at old MEX airports? It will helps. They will reduce the congestion and ease the slot restrictions.
The new MEX airport is not going to be slot limited any time soon.

The current MEX airport is slot limited because it only has 2 runways that do not allow simultaneous landings. The new MEX is going to open with 3 runways that allow 3 simultaneous landings and so the number of slots that the airport can manage each hour is going to go from ~50 to 120+, and that number will increase when the 4th-6th runways are built.

Terminal 1 is going to have 94 gates plus a pier for turboprop aircraft and 68 remote stands. Another terminal and 2 mid-field concourses are also planned.

Most gates are Multiple Apron Ramp System (MARS) gates, meaning that 2 gates can be 'combined' to be used by 1 widebody aircraft or be normally used by 2 narrowbody aircraft. 4 gates are going to be A380 capable (having 3 jetbridges).

LCC like Interjet and Volaris are likely to keep using regular gates while ULCC like VivaAerobus may opt for remote stands.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 01:06 AM   #252
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Watching the renders and the whole details of this project has been better than watch porn. Such an eye candy.
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Old August 2nd, 2017, 01:29 AM   #253
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cheering against every Mega Project in Mexico as usual? funny for someone who uses to live in Mexico from american origin.
Wut? I was just asking since one of AMLO's campaign promises is to scrap the project...

What other mega projects in Mexico have I been "cheering" against?


And I'm 100% Mexican.
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Old August 4th, 2017, 11:46 AM   #254
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July 2017 Update

All photos are published on the official website for the project, and all are date to the last weeks of July. One strange update is that the project's name has been officially changed to:

"Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de México (NAIM)".

That is "New Mexico International Airport", instead of "New Mexico City International Airport". Strange change...

Towards the end of the year, the update pictures should be much more exciting. We'll have a good progress on the foundation slab for the terminal building, as well as on the basalt for the runways. Both will allow us to get a better sense of the real size of the project. We should also be able to see some structure up for the control tower, and the foundation slab for the transportation center starting.


Runways
A layer of basalt is being placed as part of the pre-load system. This will be an on-going process for at least the rest of the year. The pre-load material is left in place for about a year, before the actual runway is built on top of it.








Control Tower
Foundation piles are all set, and there is some site cleanup and leveling going on so that the foundation slab can be casted.






Terminal Building

As it was announced a few days ago, the foundation slab has already been started. This will be done by sections and it will be an ongoing process until the slab is 100% done.

For the terminal all pre-load material is removed, then a thin slab is casted and used as a template. On top of the template the actual rebar structure of the slab is formed and the actual slab is casted.

Multiple sections are worked on at the same time, always contiguously. Work fronts will be added as the slab works so that the build speed will increase as it advances.


















Source: All pictures from aeropuerto gob mx
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Old August 4th, 2017, 02:06 PM   #255
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The new MEX airport is not going to be slot limited any time soon.

The current MEX airport is slot limited because it only has 2 runways that do not allow simultaneous landings. The new MEX is going to open with 3 runways that allow 3 simultaneous landings and so the number of slots that the airport can manage each hour is going to go from ~50 to 120+, and that number will increase when the 4th-6th runways are built.


Okay, that indeed explains why there is a strict limit at the old airport. The mere 300 meters in between the first and second runway does indeed only allow one start or one landing at a time. That is totally different with other two-runway airports in the world. Take Heathrow (1400m) or Jakarta (2500m), these can utilize between 75-100 movements/hour!


In that sense two runways would be enough in first instance, but especially to be able to react quickly to economic growth, it is better for Mexico to start with 3 runways instantly. Otherwise problems may occur in the not-too-distant future. Also securing the land for it is the least to do, Jakarta now has a hard time to free the land for a third one as it slowly had been urbanized in the past 30 years, let alone Heathrow.
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Old August 6th, 2017, 10:45 PM   #256
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It is good to see that this mega construction is progressing very fast. I can not wait to use this airport, the second largest in the world for the first time.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 04:21 AM   #257
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It is good to see that this mega construction is progressing very fast. I can not wait to use this airport, the second largest in the world for the first time.
whats the largest one?
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Old August 7th, 2017, 05:30 AM   #258
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whats the largest one?


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Old August 7th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #259
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It is good to see that this mega construction is progressing very fast. I can not wait to use this airport, the second largest in the world for the first time.
Sad to say, but that is just PR. There are at least 3 other larger airports under construction. Bejing Daxing, Istanbul, Al Makotum (Dubai). And that is only considering their first stages. If Al Makotum is built as planned, it will be the largest in the world by much. Dubai International still holds the largest single terminal building with a size of over 1.7 million square meters. In terms of capacity it'll be hard for it to get into the top 10 busiest airports by passenger traffic. Still based on it's strategic position, overall size and capacity it could still reach those top airports list.
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This video is in Spanish, but basically says that foundation works of the terminal building, control tower and runways have begun.

Please change thread status from PRO to U/C or where can I request for that?
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