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Old December 17th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #921
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Test the runway? I don't think you need tests of those, they're just a concrete strip.
there are equipment at both ends of the runway to guide airplanes down to ground when they land. There are also indication light and detection system to tell the pilot whether their plane is flying too low or too high relative to the standard guide-slope. So you DO need to test the runway.

anyway, i think the third runway at beijing airport already started operation a while ago.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #922
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the T3 runway has been used for a couple of months already.

@iehelyn, sorry I didn't put it clearly, I was asking the trial open date. I read some news that even during Olympics period, the T3 is still in the trial period. You are right it will take some time to open OFFICIALLY. But it seems 3 month is too long to wait for the initial trial period.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #923
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It somewhat looks like T4 at JFK the counter check in and the exterior of the buildig at least.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #924
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the T3 runway has been used for a couple of months already.

@iehelyn, sorry I didn't put it clearly, I was asking the trial open date. I read some news that even during Olympics period, the T3 is still in the trial period. You are right it will take some time to open OFFICIALLY. But it seems 3 month is too long to wait for the initial trial period.
Oh yeah, forgot about it. Pretty dumb for me especially since I have flight simulator
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Old December 18th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #925
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bad english translation!
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Old December 19th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #926
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bad english translation!
lol "Food & Beverage, Foods"
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Old December 19th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #927
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OMG! Another bad translation! I remember the "Lost Furnitures" There are probably more. They better fired whoever who worked on that!
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Old December 19th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #928
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I really LOVE this terminal and what they have done with the Beijing airport. So far so good for the Olympics!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #929
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lol "Food & Beverage, Foods"
I think it's mis-spell, should be "Goods" not "Foods".
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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #930
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^ I think it is mis-spell too, it should be "Fools"
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Old December 21st, 2007, 07:52 AM   #931
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Any pic of Beijing Terminal 3?
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 03:33 AM   #932
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this thread is full of it. Almost every image posted in this thread is of Beijing's Terminal 3.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #933
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What is the current status of this Metro line? Is the progress ahead of that scheduled?

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Bingo! Here's your answer at last.

Beijing To Start Work On Airport-Downtown Metro Line

Asia In Focus - 9/1/06

Construction of a metro line connecting Beijing's airport and downtown will start this month and be completed in June 2008, in time for the Olympics. The 27.3 kilometre line runs from Dongzhimen, a pivotal point on the east wing of the Second Ring Road, to the No. 2 and No. 3 terminal buildings at Beijing Capital International Airport, said Liu Jian, an official with Beijing Municipal Commission of Reform and Development.

The new line will allow trains to travel at a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour and a trip to the airport will take only 16 minutes, compared with at least 30 minutes by taxi on an expressway.

The project is designed to operate at least 15 hours a day, carrying more than 4,500 passengers per hour at the peak hours, said Liu, who is in charge of infrastructure construction.

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Old December 29th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #934
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Terminal building at Beijing airport ready for operation
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Updated: 2007-12-29 23:52


BEIJING -- In preparation for a passenger surge during the 2008 Olympics next August, the newly-built No. 3 terminal building at the main airport in Chinese capital has got ready for operation.

"The terminal building will be put to use in two phases. The first phase is expected to start trial operation on February 29," said an official at the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA).

Upon its operation, the capital airport is to carry 82 million passengers a year, against the present annual figure of 35 million passengers.

Construction of the new terminal building, part of the expansion project of BCIA, started on March 28, 2004. It covers a floor space of 1 million square meters.

The expansion also include a third runway which can be used for jumbo jets, 125 more plane parking lots, as well as affiliated buildings, a new cargo zone, and zones for special planes and private planes.

The expansion projects, which cost 27 billion yuan (3.65 billion US dollars), would cover a total area of 1,467 hectares, or 1.6 times the former space.

The third runway at the BCIA became operational in October, and it greatly eased the traffic pressure at the country's busiest airport.

China is also upgrading several standby airports near Beijing for next year's Olympics by renovating terminals, enlarging tarmacs, lengthening runways and improving services.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_6359986.htm
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #935
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Less than 60 days until this great terminal will open!!! I'm going to be there in the summer so I can't wait to see this stunning terminal.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 05:25 PM   #936
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Old January 1st, 2008, 02:41 AM   #937
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Crikeys, is it always this polluted in Beijing? How are the athletes and visitors going to cope with it?
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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:13 AM   #938
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Crikeys, is it always this polluted in Beijing? How are the athletes and visitors going to cope with it?
Well maybe you need to ask those millions visitors how they cope with that every year, and that number is growing.

And how do you tell a place is polluted or not by looking at the picture from a high altitude ?

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Old January 1st, 2008, 06:03 AM   #939
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Beijing's air quality is getting better now. Chinese cities use pollution index (1~5) and blue sky days/year to tell the air quality. For example, in 2007 Beijing has 247 blue-sky days, better than the same in 2006.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 04:33 PM   #940
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Crikeys, is it always this polluted in Beijing? How are the athletes and visitors going to cope with it?
LOL that's nothing compared to when Beijing is actually polluted, in those days, you can't see more then 30m, so the pic's a good day for them, but I must admit, they are getting less and less polluted each year even with millions of new cars coming on to the streets each year (mostly polluted in the summer, almost every day, but other seasons are less polluted).
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