I read part of the CED report ( Cevresel Etki Degerlendirme) on the 3rd. Istanbul report from airporthaber; http://www.airporthaber.com/havacili...alimani-ced-raporu-yayimlandi.html
and very detailed report and I will point out some interesting stuff;
-1. Phase will have 2 pax and 1 Cargo runways with the main terminal and even though it is expected to be finished in 42 months, it shows to be in operation in late 2017, more likely in 2018.
2.Phase will include the 4th runway and another terminal by 2024
3.Phase will include the 5th runway and another terminal by 2031
4.Phase will include the 6th runway and another terminal by 2038
-5 of the runways will be North South direction, 1 runway in the East West direction.
-1 runway to be 4100m. x 60m, 4 runways to be 3750m x 60m and the last one to be 3500m x 60m.
Here is some crazy math: when calculating landings per runway... they use an average of 300pax a plane (they average it from A380 (850pax??) and 737 (150pax), but they take into account more 737s than 380s. Still 300 pax/plane??
150million pax divided by 365 days= 410,000 pax daily
410,000 pax/day divided by 300pax/plane = 1370 planes/day
1370 planes/day divided by 24 hours = 57 landings/hour (not taking into account rush hour)
Planning on 3 simultaneous runway operations and that means 19planes/hour/per runway.
Which means, 3mile separation or 100second separation; one landing every 3.15minutes.
Some other numbers;
-The new airport will be built at 105m. elevation. Right now the land elevation is somewhere between 160m and -37m.
Which means 2,500,000,000m3 of land fill. How many truck loads/trips is that?
-During construction they are planning on having 2000 trucks, 500 cars, 600 medium trucks. That will add to the traffic nearby.
-When completed they are expecting 100,000 cars to travel to the new airport daily and they are expecting a total of 850,000kg of garbage daily.
Here is a pic of the 4 Phases of Construction;