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NAICM: the Future Mexico City International Airport (in progress)

NAICM: the Future Mexico City International Airport (in progress)

Old Jul 16, 17, 8:30 am
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NAICM: the Future Mexico City International Airport (in progress)

NAICM - Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional Ciudad de México - is under construction. It looks like his will be a precedent-breaking airport, designed for passengers' ease and for the unique challenges of building a huge airport on a nearly water saturated lake bed.

Here's a seven minute video that defines the concept of NAICM, and describes the international talent, collaboration and the vision that will result in - finally! - a new MEX.

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Old Jul 16, 17, 8:42 pm
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Work already in progress.

Some photos in this thread on AV Herald.

Not sure if AV Herald allows hot linking, but I'll try one pic:

EDIT to add: apparently not.

EDIT 2: Nice video, thanks for posting.

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According to Wikipedia, the first stage includes:

The airport was to start the building process in 2015 or 2016 with its starting phase. It is expected to put its first phase in operation in 2020. If completed as planned, the airport will have a passenger capacity of up to 57 million passengers and, if the master plan is completed in the following decades, up to 120 million people per year. This would make it the largest airport in Latin America as well in the Americas in both physical size and passenger volume.

At its first phase, the airport will include:
  • One X-shaped terminal of 743,000 m² capable of handling 57 million passengers with 92 gate bridges and 68 remote bridges
  • LEED certification
  • Three runways capable of triple-simultaneous landing and taking off
  • One control tower
When completed, the airport's total facilities will include:
  • Two terminal buildings
  • Two satellite buildings
  • Six runways capable of simultaneous operation
Aviation Herald indicates possible pilot confusion as the airport to be is "painted" on the ground, as depicted in their photo:
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Old Jun 29, 18, 9:06 am
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It was a rainy day, but had a good shot leaving MEX yesterday. While it looks like there's good progress, that's all cement foundation on the terminal buildings...
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