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Old March 20th, 2005, 12:23 AM   #41
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WOW, very impressive Intl airport. Is it the hub of Europe??. Congratulations.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 12:00 AM   #42
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Proposed new J-pier.






Automatic People Mover by Siemens

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Schiphol Nederland B.V. PROjectmanagement Schiphol

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circa 25.000 m²

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The new J-pier will be built on the other side of the A4 highway. On the map its the red stripe left at number 4. The terminal will be connecten with Schiphol center by an APM or Automatic People Mover.

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Air France KLM March Passenger Traffic Improves
April 7, 2005

Europe's biggest airline, Air France KLM, said on Thursday its passenger traffic rose 6.2 percent in March on growth in the Americas and Asia, joining rival carriers which have also enjoyed traffic growth. The company's load factor was 80.1 percent in March, up 1.7 points. Earlier this week, British Airways posted a 4.5 percent rise in March passenger traffic.

Air France KLM said traffic rose 6.2 percent in the Americas, 11.2 percent in Asia and 9.1 percent in the Africa and Middle East network last month. Traffic rose 3.6 percent on its medium-haul network, with a 2.8 point gain in load factor. But March cargo traffic fell 2 percent given weaker demand in Asia, it said. Its cargo load factor fell 4.9 points in the month to 67 percent.

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Old April 10th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #44
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RPT-UPDATE 1-Air France KLM to order 7 cargo Boeings for $1.5bln

PARIS, March 24

Air France KLM is set to order seven Boeing 777 freight carriers in a contract with Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) worth about $1.5 billion, French newspaper La Tribune reported in a pre-released Friday edition. The new planes would replace part of Europe's biggest airline's Boeing 747 fleet from the end of 2008, the paper said, citing trade union sources.

"The company has in the past shown its interest in the 777," a Air France KLM spokesman said. "But I have no comment on the article." Air France has already ordered 16 Boeing 777-300 planes, which will be placed in markets that have demand for first-class service, such as New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Earlier this month it ordered four extra Boeing 777-300ER jets. Boeing vies with European airplane maker Airbus, which is controlled by giant European aerospace company EADS (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) , in the global aircraft arena.

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Old April 12th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #45
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Great pics; well done!
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Old April 13th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #46
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The Colourful World of language and symbols
Dick van de Pol, Vision Air

June 1995
Getting lost at an international airport is not exactly a pleasant experience. Fortunately, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you always find your way around. The signposting developed for this purpose silently speaks for itself.

With a little imagination, the traveller departing from or arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, can look upon the distance from the parking facilities or the railway station to the waiting aircraft as a journey in itself. A ‘mini-trip’, to be sure, but it nevertheless has to run smoothly without the inconvenience of language barriers or nervous confusion. To avoid this, an extensive, well-thought-out signposting system has been developed specially for Schiphol. It consists of an integrated arrangement of coloured bilingual signs, pictograms, arrows, maps, monitors and markings. Tools intended to effortlessly guide the millions of passengers and countless visitors who traverse Schiphol in all directions to their respective destinations. If you travel to Schiphol by car, this ‘minitrip’ starts at the moment you leave the motorway and turn into Schiphol territory. Following the ‘Vertrek/Departure’ signs you drive to one of the car parks, for example, car park P1, due to open this summer.
If you are dropped at the departure hall, you’ll notice large blue signs which indicate - in purposely not-too-large letters which promote slow driving - in which (numbered) part of the hall the various airlines are located.

Upon leaving the motorway most probably you’d prefer to see signs leading you directly to your plane, maybe passing that one shop where that long-searched-for item is waiting for you. We all know, this is impossible. Nevertheless, the system developed for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol does bring you step by step closer to the final point. In this case: the aircraft waiting for you at the end of the boarding ramp. After you’ve parked the car, you can walk through the brand new passageway to the Schiphol Plaza where you’ll find monitors indicating at which of the check-in desks (one floor above) the real journey can begin. Once you’ve checked in and proceeded through passport control, you’ll be greeted in the departure lounge by eyecatching, bright yellow and green signs. The yellow sings provide information immediately connected with the flight itself (such as Gates C, Gates D), while the green signs refer to the many facilities which make waiting at Schiphol a pleasant experience (telephones, bars, shops, etc.) The colours were not chosen at random, because if colour-coding is to be recognized clearly and is to function effectively, the use of colour has to be determined with care. Even though black text on a yellow background heads the list of good colour combinations, not all signs are designed that way. After all, information varies in importance and nature, which is the reason why Schiphol also utilizes a - strictly limited - number of other colour combinations. For instance, the colour red is only used in cases requiring special attention. Information which is not intended to point to a specific place is displayed on a grey background. Outside, along the roads, the colour scheme used is in harmony with the large, familiar blue signs of the Royal Dutch Touring Club.

Timeless concept
In the original architectural concept dating from the 1960’s in which Ko Liangh Ie laid the foundations for today’s Schiphol, it was the intention that no colours whatsoever would be used at the airport except for signposting. In his view, the passengers added more than enough colour to the premises.
The new signposting, developed since 1991 by a team of experts headed by Paul Mijksenaar, Professor of Visual Communication, incorporates all the facets of Ko Liangh Ie’s timeless concept. To prevent what Mijksenaar calls ‘visual pollution’, and in order to secure the required clarity and simplicity, he restricted himself to three key colours: blue, yellow and green. The texts on all signs appear consistently in Dutch (boldface on the first line and in English on the line below, wich is less accentuated). This has been implemented even to the point that text which is identical in both languages (for example, Schiphol Plaza), is treated in the same manner. At first sight, logic taken to extremes. Its sole purpose, however, is to provide the most efficient and visitor-friendly trip through the airport possible.

Visual language
When people are walking, they usually keep eyes focused straight ahead and turned slightly downwards. This means that monitors with flight information which are installed at too high a level would often go unnoticed by passers-by. The colour monitors at Schiphol which are located at all entrances of the terminal have therefore been installed at a lower level.
This deters passengers arriving at Schiphol from first heading to a central point for information, only to subsequently have to work their way crisscross through the crowds to their respective check-in desks. In addition, there are pictograms, graphic symbols which only have a supporting function but are nevertheless very important.
They are primarily intended for passengers who do not understand Dutch or English or cannot read our writing. Those who understand the pictograms can quickly and easily find their way to any location in the airport, regardless of their nationality. Yet according to Mijksenaar, pictograms do have their drawbacks; sometimes they are cryptic and not always unambiguous (as, for example, the international standard symbol for ‘toilet’ which is more reminiscent of a man and a woman in a lift). That’s why at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the symbols are always accompanied by the appropriate text. At the very least it silences the sharp-witted comments of travellers that the little plane in the pictogram standing for arrival seems to be crashing because it is descending rather sharply. But if it were drawn at the correct angle of 7 degrees, no one would identify it as a landing aircraft. It’s just one of those details that turns a ‘minitrip’ through the world of language and symbols into an adventure.

He’s been called a prophet, master of the way, the sign guy. He is Paul Mijksenaar, who, unbeknownst to many, is one of our best read authors, read by more than 100 million people. By being one of the world’s most active airport sign designers and wayfinding expert, Mijksenaar can be said to be the creator of the signs you rely on when you rush through the airports, his work the visual balm that soothes the stress of travel in a more and more cluttered visual world. He’s completing a ten year project at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, one that is redoing and implementing every official sign you see there, a project that enters its final phase this year as well as tackling New York City’s main airports. His tentacles are reaching down into the ground even: his present project is the metro line from NYC to Jersey. From his theoretical teaching at the University of Delft to his office, Bureau Mijksenaar, The Wayfinder has been featured in The New York Times and a slew of talk shows, always describing his work in the calm Dutch voice of reason.




Signage for Schiphol Airport

Client >> Schiphol / Amsterdam Airport
Period >> 1991 - ongoing

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Bureau Mijksenaar has been responsible for signage at Schiphol Airport since 1990. The work includes access routes, parking facilities, buildings and piers. Signs are complemented by maps, a flight-information system, instructions and escape-route signage. Schiphol is seen worldwide as the ultimate in airport signage.
The special project for 2001/2002 is a comprehensive update of signage, a makeover meant to increase the satisfaction of both passengers and airport. As part of the operation, main destinations on the runway side of the airportnow appear only in English, the preferred language of travel. The result is far less signage in this area.

Colors are coupled to certain types of information. Yellow signs provide information on arrivals and departures, for example, while blue signs refer to shopping and restaurant-café facilities, anthracite to waiting areas, and green to escape routes. The escape-route network relies on a unique system of extra large signs, repeated at 50-meter intervals, each of which points to a safe escape route.



SEE>>>http://www.mijksenaar.com/projects/index.html

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Old April 20th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #47
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KLM Operations Control Center ,Schiphol-east







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BRUTO VLOEROPPERVLAK
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Old April 20th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #48
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Dorint Congres Hotel, Schiphol-Oost
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KLM; New Engine Shop

On December 3 2004, KLM Engineering & Maintenance (E&M) opened its new state-of-the-art engine shop at Schiphol-East. Within KLM E&M, the Engine Services unit bears responsibility for maintaining engines and engine components. The new engine shop places KLM E&M in a position to meet increasing demands for shorter turnaround times, offering more capacity and more capabilities. The new engine shop will be able to cater to 350 shop visits a year in comparison with the current figure of 225. The service range has been expanded to offer maintenance on the CFM56-7 and preparations to accommodate the CF6-80E1 are underway, next to existing capabilities on CF6-series.

State-of-the-art building
The engine shop boasts state-of-the-art design and its layout is clear, process-oriented and flexible. The engines now follow a clearly visible route through the shop. This transparent working method enhances both efficiency and turnaround times. It goes without saying that account has been taken of facilitating potential growth in the future. All of the workplaces comply with the latest health & safety legislation and energy savings have been achieved. Such measures include light regulation linked to available daylight, high and low temperature storage deep in the soil, cabin re-circulation, diminished air usage, and reduced heat emission in the shop.

Partnership with GE
KLM E&M's unique cooperation with GE places it in a position to combine OEM expertise with experience and knowledge gathered as an operator and maintenance supplier. Engine Services enjoys access to GE's highly advanced production expertise and repair research results, making it possible to achieve significant technological improvements in the production process. Operating from the new engine shop KLM E&M will enable to significantly expand its service capabilities in both qualitative and quantitative terms for its current and new customers base. KLM E&M Engine Services is optimally prepared to face the future.

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Old April 21st, 2005, 01:03 PM   #50
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How is construction of the H-pier getting along? Any fresh pic's or artist impressions?
Is the construction simultanious with the terminal west-extension?

I've heard that there were some Milieudefensie(Environment Defense) wankers protesting against it! I can't stand those losers...

And how about the J-pier, when's contruction gonna start, cos it's been postponed before right? I hope soon, but i don't know if it's even been approved...so hope you can answer my questions...

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Old April 23rd, 2005, 05:13 PM   #51
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The J-pier

Yes, at first hand the plans were put into a halt after 9/11, but I,ve heared they are looking at it again right now. Unfortunately 'Schiphols information about construction and other airport developments is bad since they closed down the infocenter last year. So I will try to get any news and put it in this thread.


The H-pier

Same goes for the new H-pier. This one is under construction, but no pictures are available yet. It's a pity that pics from up-to-date airline/airport sites like www.airliners.net are not working if linked or copied. So again I will keep you in touch as soon as I have some materials.

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Grass covers the roof of Schiphol Plaza.





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Schiphol Real Estate develops new cargo building including a European and Benelux head office for Yusen Air & Sea Service

03-05-2005

Construction of a new cargo building annex European and Benelux head office began this week at the Schiphol Southeast cargo area for Yusen Air & Sea Service (Benelux) B.V., the Japanese logistics service provider.

The first pile was driven into the ground in the presence of Messrs. Yako, CEO, and Tatematsu, Managing Director, of Yusen Air & Sea Service (Benelux) B.V. and Adriaan A. Mast, Managing Director of Schiphol Real Estate. Yusen is one of the worlds largest logistics service providers. The new cargo building consists of 4,900 m2 of industrial space and and 1,500 m2 of office space. Schiphol Real Estate developed the new building.

Yusens European and Benelux head office is currently located at Schiphol Southeast and consists of a cargo building consisting of 2,000 m2 of industrial space and 1,000 m2 of office space. This building was also developed by Schiphol Real Estate in 1997. The new cargo building will replace the existing premises.

Yusens new cargo building was designed by Claus and Kaan Architects in Amsterdam. Takenaka Netherlands B.V. was the principal contractor. The company previously constructed cargo buildings 6B, C, D, E and F at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The new cargo building is scheduled to be completed in December 2005.

Schiphol Real Estate

Schiphol Real Estate is a fully-owned subsidiary of Schiphol Group, and develops, invests in, manages and operates commercial property. Schiphol Real Estate has operations at and in the vicinity of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, but also at and around Eindhoven Airport and Rotterdam Airport, the Dutch regional airports. The company has international operations near Milan/Malpensa Airport and at Hong Hong Kong International Airport.
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New MICROSOFT office.

Schiphol Rijk

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Slight increase in April passenger volume at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
12-05-2005

Passenger volume at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol increased by 1.8% to over 3.5 million passengers in April 2005 compared with the same month last year.

Transfer traffic saw the strongest growth, which was up by 2.9%. The number of O/D (Origin/ Destination) passengers grew by 0.4% over April 2004. O/D passenger volume peaked at the end of the month resulting from the start of the May school holiday period.

Cargo
The volume of cargo transported rose by 5.0% in April 2005 to 121,326 tonnes. The strongest growth was seen on both inbound and outbound transport on North American routes, which was up by 16%. Outbound transport to Asia, the largest cargo region for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol again reflected volume growth, up 7.0%, following two months of negative growth figures.

Air transport movements
The number of air transport movements (scheduled and charter flights) rose by 3.2% in April 2005 over April 2004 to 33,738. Following two months of negative growth figures, the number of flights again reflected an increase over 2004. April was the first month of the 2005 summer schedule. Airlines already operating at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol expanded their services. In addition a number of new airlines began operating flight services to and from the airport.

Average take-off weight (MTOW) at 99.4 tonnes per aircraft movement was 1.6% above the level seen in April last year. Larger aircraft were operated mainly in the passenger combi-segment. Average MTOW in the full-freighter segment was almost on par with last years level.

Punctuality
Arrival punctuality at 85.5 percentage points was virtually on par with the figures achieved in April 2004. Departure punctuality dropped slightly reflecting a figure of 77.2%.

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World's 10 best airports and lounges 2005

Munich's relatively new facility won the European competition, ahead of No. 8 Schiphol (Amsterdam) and No. 9 Copenhagen.
http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/12/pf/goodlife/airports/

World's best airports 2005 (CNN)
Hong Kong International Hong Kong, China
Singapore Changi Singapore
Incheon International Seoul, South Korea
Munich Munich, Germany
Kansai Osaka, Japan
Dubai Dubai, UAE
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Schiphol Amsterdam, Netherlands
Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark
Sydney Sydney, Australia

TOP 10 AIRPORTS:
1 Hong Kong
2 Singapore, Changi
3 Seoul, Incheon
4 Munich
5 Osaka, Kansai
6 Dubai
7 Kuala Lumpur
8 Amsterdam, Schipol
9 Copenhagen
10 Sydney
http://events.gadling.com/entry/1234000530042400/

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