LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. African airports are gaining attention worldwide as they invest in modernizing their infrastructure, technology and operations. Adapting to growth indicators such as the rising African and global middle class, and to forecasts warning of air traffic doubling by 2030, African airports are looking at improving their performance. Continue reading
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.