Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1231 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3429 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6): When is T5 scheduled to be operational.Last week it looked like a lot of work was pending.
Terminal 5 is on schedule and on budget - amazing that we Brits managed this!
Terminal 5 consists of the main terminal building T5 A and two satellites, T5 B and T5 C.
T5 A and B will be fully operational in Spring 2008 with C opening in 2011.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8019 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3348 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6): When is T5 scheduled to be operational.Last week
The original date was March 2008. Although some parts of the project have been completed ahead of schedule including some aircraft stands that are already in use, the opening date has not been brought forward. I think this is because the detailed planning for BA's occupaqncy of the terminal is so intricate that opening early is a practical impossibility.
In addition to being completed on time it is also likely that T5 will be on or below budget. There have been no cost overruns so far but some parts of the project have been completed below forecast budget.
For those not familiar with major British construction projects - T5 is the largest European construction site at this time - this is all pretty amazing. Only hope those in charge of the London 2012 Olympics are learning from BAA.
When completed, the whole of T5 will have 60 aircraft stands and will able to handle over 30 million passengers a year.
Details about T5 can be found here: Heathrow Terminal 5
Incidentally, Heathrow is planning to go under a complete overhaul. T2 is being demolished and a new Terminal will be built, capable of handling 30 million passengers a year - three times what T2 can currently handle! T3 is being completely refurbished (check-in area will be rebuilt and terminal will be re-designed by the designers of HKG).
Okees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
Quoting ANother (Reply 13): Check out the Concorde model just above the top runway!
DOH!!! i spent 15 minutes staring at the pivture.. then just as i was about to give up looking for it.. i spotted it! i remember it was right in a roundabout.. did they change its location or is my memory bad?
Zero chance of a third runway by 2012. Due to EU NO2 pollution regulations that come into force in 2010, the current levels of NO2 pollution in the LHR area - from the airport itself and the M4 and M25 motorways - will have to be significantly lower than today (through improved technology?) if the third runway is to be built. If this is achieved the third runway will be a short runway built parallel to and north of the current airport between the A4 road (the main road that runs east-west along the airport's northern boundary - and the M4 that runs east-west to the north of the A4. It will be used primarily for domestic flights and short haul European flights. This will enable the number of domestic feeder flights (that have significantly declined over the years) to be increased relinking British cities that no longer have flights to LHR and free slots on the two main runways for more longer haul flights.