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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbird View Post
    A typical Sri Lankan project; I am not sure why everyone is so interested in A380' would have better spent on overlay and constructing rapid exit taxiway
    $50 Million is quite a bit more than the previously quoted $30 Million - both figures are excessive imho. In all fairness the $30 Million was given as an 'estimate'.

    There needs to be an investigation into this - especially as it is yet another Epic Fail.

    As with all these types of projects I expect zero transparency and a lot of people pocketing money at the expense of the people of Sri Lanka.
    Last edited by ejanson65; 09-04-2017 at 07:24 AM.
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

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    No upgrade for BIA despite US$ 50m renovation

    By Namini Wijedasa
    Despite three months’ renovation work which disrupted airline schedules, the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) will not upgrade the Bandaranaike International Airport’s runway in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation-accepted classification for runways capable of accommodating new large aircraft such as A380s.

    Notwithstanding its recent widening at a cost of US$ 50 million, the BIA runway will remain Code E or one that can facilitate aircraft with a wingspan of more than 52 metres but less than 65 metres. The A380 aircraft has a wingspan of more than 80 metres. This is because the width of the core runway at BIA is still 45m and it was only the “shoulders” on either side that were extended during the renovation work.

    In media announcements, Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd bizarrely claimed that the BIA’s upgraded runway was a “modified Code F”. Such classification does not exist anywhere in International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) literature, which only refers to Code E or Code F runways. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has repeatedly said the BIA runway was capable of accommodating the A380.

    A Code F runway requires a core runway of 60m–and not 45m–with adequate strength to bear the weight and pressure of new large aircraft. It should also have inset runway edge lights (the BIA runway has elevated edge lights) and ‘shoulders’ with adequate bearing strength to provide an overall runway and shoulder width of 75m. It must also have additional runway centre line guidance.

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  3. #943

    ADB SAFEGATE is partnering with CATIC-ENG China to enable Colombo International Airport’s move to improve operational efficiency with the use of energy-friendly solutions

    Bandaranaike International Airport, also known as the Colombo International Airport, is Sri Lanka’s main international airport handling nine million passengers annually. Starting this month, the airport is set to undergo a massive infrastructure expansion, which includes the construction of a second international terminal that will increase annual passenger capacity to 15 million passengers
    Any news on the proposed new terminal? Did a Google search myself, but nothing seems to be happening on that topic.
    Last edited by Serendib; 22-04-2017 at 08:40 AM.

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