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Old January 29th, 2003, 05:59 PM   #21
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will maintain changis number 1 position in what exactly?? it is far from the busiest airport in the world and HK was voted best airport in the world
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Old January 29th, 2003, 06:29 PM   #22
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mmmm actually there are many different airport rankings and since changi airport seems to get a few accolades / best airport awards a month.... it could be considered to be in the group of 'no.1 airports'. its difficult to decide which is the best really.... and anyway its the first and only airport to be inducted into TTG's (magazine) hall of fame...

and being busy does not mean being good... look at airports like bangkok / heathrow... ugh...
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Old January 30th, 2003, 05:22 AM   #23
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i meant that he couldnt be referring to the fact that changi is #1 in capacity...
changi is an okay airport.. but it is starting to look old compared with HK and KLIA. also the new GZ airport will be great aswell...

personally is i had to choose an airport in teh world to be stuck in for 24 hours it would be changi.... i think it is one of the top 3 in the world, but i think the newer airports are getting the awards now like HK etc: coz they can learn from changhi and improve upon certain things...
but if you take into account location and distance from the CBD .. SIN wins hands down... although SYD is pretty good aswell..
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Old February 28th, 2003, 03:55 PM   #24
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Changi is never number 1 in capacity...its still in the 20-odd position. Unlikely to rise much either.

As for wining awards and the like, while we jus have to count how many awards each airport gets per month to judge i suppose, like wat heirloom said, rather then by the "latest" rankings.

There's no doubt changi is aging struturally, but a regular visit to it will realise its interior is constantly changing. The oldest Terminal 1 got a major upgrade recently, and even relatively new Terminal 2 got refurbished. There is practically 0 chance for Singapore to ever replace Changi, so internal upgrade will have to be the only way to catch up. Land has already been reclaimed next to the airport tt allows it to double in size. We shall see what happens then.

Also, I must point out that newer airports with newer, prettier facilities and the like do not necesarily a best airport make. Just imagine yrself as a regular traveller, and you will soon realise its not physical things tt strike you first, but the personal touch, efficiency, peace of mind, and convenience that makes your day as a tired travellor, and make you appreciative of what the airport has to offer.
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Old March 3rd, 2003, 10:42 PM   #25
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Just FYI

Singapore Changi is the Nr.25 airport in the world in terms of total passengers.
Here's the 2002 ranking:
Airport Top 25 For 2002


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Old March 4th, 2003, 05:56 AM   #26
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Japan's Shimuzu wins bid to build T-3 at Changi

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March 4, 2003

JAPANESE construction firm Shimizu has been awarded a $1 billion contract to build Changi Airport's third passenger terminal.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore confirmed media reports yesterday that the contract, awarded solely to Japan's third-largest general contractor, will be signed in May.

Shimizu was one of 11 parties that put in a bid for the contract when the Government called for a tender in September 2001.

Scheduled for completion in 2006, the third terminal will have a handling capacity of 20 million passengers. That will enable Changi Airport to cope with a total of 64 million passengers a year.

The airport handled less than half that number - 29 million passengers - for the whole of last year.

A key architectural feature of the new terminal, which will span four storeys and have 28 boarding gates, is the liberal use of glass panels that will allow natural light to illuminate the terminal.

Shimizu declined to comment on the details of the deal when contacted in Tokyo yesterday.

The Japanese firm has clinched a total of 360 billion yen (S$5.3 billion) worth of contracts from the Republic since 1980, when it first undertook an office building project here.
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Old March 13th, 2003, 07:23 AM   #27
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hm..that realli fantastic...i looking forward to it..so cOol!! hehe...
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Old March 21st, 2003, 03:36 AM   #28
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Anywho Changi T3 looks like a really awesome sight to behold when arriving.
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Old April 6th, 2003, 11:18 AM   #29
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it looks sorta weird.. seems like the roof is falling due to earthquake. mmm.

SOM could have done better.
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Old May 4th, 2003, 10:23 AM   #30
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Great pics hier!! I remember going pass part of the T3 which has completed construction (i think!) and boy was the glass good!

Can't wait to see how the rest of the terminal turns out!
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Old August 22nd, 2003, 07:24 PM   #31
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State-of-the-Art Baggage Handling System

When Singapore Changi Airport's Terminal 3 opens in 2006, it will have a S$121 million state-of-the-art baggage handling system that will enhance Changi Airport's position as an aviation hub in the region. The fully-automated baggage system will include a high-speed inter-terminal baggage transfer system and an automated early bag storage facility.

A key feature of the new baggage handling system is a high-speed inter-terminal baggage transfer system. Baggage of transfer passengers making connections at different terminals will be transported individually through underground tunnels at a speed of 7m/s. This means it will take only about three minutes for a bag to be transported from one terminal to the other.

The baggage handling system will also have an automated early baggage storage system, where bags that are checked-in early or transfer bags with long connection times are stored. Besides allowing for automatic bag storage and retrieval, the system is also able to automatically update changes in flight itinerary of passengers and thus discharge the bags to the right connecting flights. The new baggage system will also have an integrated multi-level baggage security screening system to automatically screen bags.

The baggage handling system in Terminal 3 will also be able to support the operations of new large aircraft, such as the Airbus A380. Of the eight baggage claim belts in Terminal 3's Arrival Hall, four are designed to support the new large aircraft.

Work on the new baggage handling system will begin in the last quarter of 2003 and is expected to be completed in 2005.
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Old September 1st, 2003, 05:05 PM   #32
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Re: State-of-the-Art Baggage Handling System

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When Singapore Changi Airport's Terminal 3 opens in 2006, it will have a S$121 million state-of-the-art baggage handling system that will enhance Changi Airport's position as an aviation hub in the region. The fully-automated baggage system will include a high-speed inter-terminal baggage transfer system and an automated early bag storage facility.

A key feature of the new baggage handling system is a high-speed inter-terminal baggage transfer system. Baggage of transfer passengers making connections at different terminals will be transported individually through underground tunnels at a speed of 7m/s. This means it will take only about three minutes for a bag to be transported from one terminal to the other.

The baggage handling system will also have an automated early baggage storage system, where bags that are checked-in early or transfer bags with long connection times are stored. Besides allowing for automatic bag storage and retrieval, the system is also able to automatically update changes in flight itinerary of passengers and thus discharge the bags to the right connecting flights. The new baggage system will also have an integrated multi-level baggage security screening system to automatically screen bags.

The baggage handling system in Terminal 3 will also be able to support the operations of new large aircraft, such as the Airbus A380. Of the eight baggage claim belts in Terminal 3's Arrival Hall, four are designed to support the new large aircraft.

Work on the new baggage handling system will begin in the last quarter of 2003 and is expected to be completed in 2005.
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Old September 1st, 2003, 05:07 PM   #33
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New Automated People Mover system to link Changi Airport's three Terminals

Passengers making inter-terminal flight connections at Singapore Changi Airport will find it a breeze even after Terminal 3 opens in 2006. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is installing a new S$135 million Automated People Mover System to make transfers between the three terminals convenient and seamless.

The new Automated People Mover System will comprise of ten train services linking the three terminals through 6.5 kilometres of elevated train tracks. The new system will have a total of seven train stations: two stations in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 respectively and three stations in Terminal 3.

The new trains will come equipped with LCD screens in the cabins, giving flight information and other airport information. The cabins will also have more vertical stanchions and handholds, as well as designated areas for baggage trolleys, enhancing the convenience of users. There will also be plasma TV displays at the train stations to inform passengers of the arrival time of the next train.

Work on the new Automated People Mover System will begin in December 2002 and is expected to be completed in 2006

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A rendering and information from SOM's website

This new airline terminal completes a multi-phase masterplan that began in the 1970's. The form of this phase is intended to be compatible with the existing terminal while simultaneously yielding a unique experience.

In evaluating the design requirements for T3, it became evident that there needed to be a clearer hierarchy of spaces within the terminal. In order to achieve this goal, SOM designed a feature roof that spans the Ticketing Hall and Departure Hall. Comparatively, the surrounding landscaped roofs covering the concourses and ancillary spaces linking the existing terminals are lower and less articulated.

A system of louvers both above and below the feature roof baffles the tropical sunlight admitted through the skylights. These louvers limit the amount of direct light on the terminal floor and allow the space to be filled with diffused, ambient light. The careful positioning of louvers gives the ceiling a soft, organic character. The lightweight, perforated aluminum composite panels benefit the acoustics of the space while reflecting both natural and artificial light. The louvers are supported by a system of cables that also helps stabilize the roof trusses.

The total structure consists of 220m long by 4m deep steel truss-supported roof with cable bracing and tension-net point-fixed glass fa�e. The light modulation system contains 1,100 skylights and 215,000 cable-supported perforated aluminum louvers. Due to its size, scale and articulation, the roof's effect is quite atmospheric.

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Old November 27th, 2003, 01:12 PM   #35
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More information about accomodating the A380


When it is opened in 2006, Terminal 3 will expand Singapore Changi Airport's annual capacity by 20 million passengers to 64 million. The S$1.5 billion ($882 million) project features the new terminal building as well as a new baggage handling facility, an automated people mover connecting the three terminals and 28 new aerobridge gates, of which eight will be able to handle the next generation of large aircraft, the Airbus A380. Changi airport currently serves over 60 airlines that fly to 145 destinations.

CHANGI AIRPORT TERMINAL 3
The new Terminal 3 building was designed by CPG Corporation and will have a gross floor area of 430,000m². Spread over seven levels (of which three will be underground) the terminal will house 28 boarding gates and increase car parking by 1,800 spaces.

The roof of the new terminal, designed by SOM, will consist of a series of skylights that allow natural light into the building for it to be diffused by louvres above and below the skylights. At nighttime, artificial light will be directed at the ceiling, again diffused by the louvres.

BAGGAGE HANDLING AND SCREENING SYSTEMS
FKI Logistex, through its Danish subsidiary, Crisplant a/s, was appointed the leader of a consortium to supply the complete baggage handling system for the new terminal. The sorting of bags will primarily be based on a Tilt-Tray solution with Crisbag™ integrated into the system to handle all transfer baggage in the terminal, to function as a high-speed transport system for baggage between the three terminals and also function as the early baggage storage system. Transfer baggage will be discharged directly from Crisbag to the baggage carousels in Terminal 3.

The complete system comprises two S-3000E Tilt-Tray sorters, each approximately 1,000m long, a 10,000m long Crisbag system for the high-speed connection between terminals and the early baggage storage system, check-in conveyors, racetracks and claim carousels. Crisplant will also supply the computer control system.

The baggage screening solution is being provided by L-3 Security and Detection Systems in the first agreement of its kind to look to one provider for all certified systems. The contract specifies delivery of products from L-3's complete line of automated hold baggage screening systems for the inspection of check-in luggage, including VIS 108 and MVT integrated, Level 1 systems as well as certified and computed tomography eXaminer 3DX 6000® systems for Level 3 resolution. The vast majority of deliveries will begin early in 2003 and continue throughout the year.

AIRBUS A380 PREPARATIONS
Following Singapore Airline's decision to be a launch customer for new Airbus A380 aircraft, eight of Terminal 3's 28 gates will have the capability to handle the new super jumbo. Whilst the gates, the baggage handling system and the lounges of the new terminal will all be designed with the A380 in mind, the airport's existing airfield and terminal infrastructure will have to be redeveloped. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced that it will:

Widen runway and taxiway intersections to make turning easier (the runways and taxiways themselves are deemed sufficient to cope with the A380's size and weight)
Downsize some gates to allow the A380 to use existing gates without compromising safe distances between aircraft
Add seating to departure lounges that will serve the A380
Expand the baggage handling system in Terminals 1 and 2 to accommodate additional carousels and longer baggage belts
CAAS is also investigating the need for a third arm on existing airbridges to service the top deck of the super jumbo.

MRT EXTENSION AND AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER
As part of an expansion of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, the East-West line has been extended to a new station at Changi International Airport, situated underground between Terminal 2 and the site for Terminal 3. The station was completed in February 2002 although part of it is unused pending the completion of Terminal 3.

Changi Airport is also building a S$135 million Automated People Mover System (APMS) to aid transfers between the three terminals. The APMS will be a ten-train service running between seven stations along 6.5km of elevated train tracks. The trains themselves will feature dedicated areas for baggage trolleys and LCD screens in the train cabins will display flight times and other airport information.

OTHER CONTRACTORS

NCS Communications Engineering is the project consultant for the Total Airport Management System as well as airport information and telecommunication systems for Terminal 3. PWD Consultants Pte Ltd prepared reinforced concrete and steel structural details for authority submission and tender purposes. Fire Safety Design & Engineering performed CFD simulations and design of the 'depressurised cabin' principle for SHEVS and CRISP (evacuation simulation) in close collaboration with PMD Architects (Singapore). Woodhead International planned the interior of the terminal.
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Old November 27th, 2003, 05:25 PM   #36
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I am just dying to discover just how that roof is supposed to function! Hope it is going to be as "effective" as planned.
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There are in fact two passenger airports in Singapore.

The other one is the Seletar Airport:




It is a small airport ,designed to handle light aircraft and helicopters ,with a 5354 ft. runway ,which would be lenghtened to handle the Boeing 737.

It is the first airport in Singapore.
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 01:09 PM   #38
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It is the first airport in Singapore.
First airport? U sure it predates the Kallang Aerodrome and the Farrer Park Fields?
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The first airport IS at Farrer ,but I don't think there is a building ,only a open field.

I'm sure it is older than the one at Kallang.
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Is it? Maybe Seletar opened without a building too, and gradually expanded?

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