Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif inspected and inaugurated the latest landing system installed on the runway that will enables flights landing at even 50 metre visibility. The first step of the airport expansion project has been completed in a record period of time and would not only ensure safe landing of planes in foggy weather and low visibility but also help save time for the airport, airlines and passengers.
Sharjah International Airport opened a new Dh500 million runway on Wednesday, 22 October. ADB SAFEGATE was key in the implementation of this project, delivering turnkey project management including design, supply, installation, commissioning and training. Safegate Group lighting, control systems and Instrument Landing System (ILS) navigation-aids were installed. The runway is now equipped to receive large aircraft and new generations of aircraft, including the Boeing 747-800, Airbus A380, and freight planes such as the AN124 and AN225. The runway spans 4,060 meters and is 60 meters wide. It runs parallel to the former runway and includes two taxiways and eight connecting corridors.