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As regards the terminal, I just the politicins could stop themselves from interfering, wish they would just stop bloody talking about it and build the damn thing, today!
— Cecil Day Lewis
poorly built, poorly managed and poorly facilitated with the correct infrastructure.
Prime example? Look where they want to build the bloody thing! the back of Pier C? laughable!
I worked on the ramp there myself. Most of my issues were with the handling company most of the time, not the airport. Although I hope they get someone different to design this new terminal than the guys that designed the new baggage hall. that place is a disaster. A vehicle crashed into the cement there more often then not.
ceatach wrote:Although I hope they get someone different to design this new terminal than the guys that designed the new baggage hall. that place is a disaster.
see what I mean.
ceatach wrote:where would you suggest they build it andy?
whats wrong with all the land over by the hangars? There is loads of room around apron 7 and the light aircraft parking area that just goes to waste while 767's such as the Air Canada gets put on the A pier taking up 3 stands! There is insufficient space around that pier.
The back of pier C is the passenger terminal so cant be there...
U mean the Cargo Apron where circus-air have their crew room etc..?
I suppose the North Apron/Light Aircraft area wouldnt be a bad spot. If they are putting it where the cargo apron is then the smaller cargo flights will probably get shoved around to the light aircraft area or other remote stands...
the linked pdf file below shows the location and various phases of the development. Note that detailed building design has not been completed so the exact shape of things to come is a bit fluid but you'll get the idea...
http://www.dublinairport.com/AR_Dublin/ ... Final1.pdf
I see from the plans that they are still planning on having the outdated cul-de-sac system, meaning that only 1 aircraft can pushback at a time. That is currently one of the main problems at the airport.
Reading the DAA pdf file, the last thing to be constructed will be the "internal road network". So, while the airport will have a massively increased capacity, the roads leading to it, and around it will still be the same pathetic mess that they are today! Just like everything else in Ireland...build, build, build as quickly as possible, but no time to think about the required infrastructure. Just think of the traffic problems around all the new housing developments.
The new terminal should have been nowhere near the current one. The site to the west, currently occupied by the old EI commuter hangar would have been much better. A completely different entrance/exit system and equally positioned between 28 and the proposed new 28R (though god knows when that will ever happen).
Here's to another 30 years of the worst airport in Europe!!
With exports and competitiveness in the news increasing and the govt having committed to develop trade links to Asia, it seems incredible that the DAA has apparently stifled freight growth and has allocated nothing to freight capacity in its EUR1.2B budget - yet this is rubber stamped.
Nor indeed is there any budget for an extended runway. We're stuck with the current 10/28 until the new runway opens in (at least) seven years' time. This is unforgiveable. With fuel prices as they are now, airlines are buying ULH aircraft (pax and freight - most of the recent 744 orders have been for pax aircraft) with a view to using them - guess what - on ULH flights, to keep fuel costs to a minimum. What do we do? We limit their ability to use these aircraft. No vision - and we're stuck with this nonsense for the next seven years. Honestly, I really, really despair sometimes.
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