A bird’s eye view of Beijing Daxing International Airport, which is scheduled to open on Sept 30. (Photo: Xinhua)
The Beijing Daxing International Airport successfully completed flight checks 19 days ahead of schedule on Sunday, proving the airport is poised to operate on September 30 with complete flight procedures and qualified navigation equipment.
Beginning January 22, 34 days of flight tests examined the early construction of the airport. The completion of fight test means that the new airport is ready for operations.
Four runaways, seven instrument landing systems, seven lighting systems, one navigation system and a flight range finder, as well as a set of flight procedures went through thorough checks.
It was rare to see four high-quality runways simultaneously constructed and tested across the world, said Xiong Jie, director of the flight check center of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), who led the inspection team.
Xiong said all the navigation equipment was in accord with design and parameter standards, which secured safe operations in the future.
The airport is located at the junction of Beijing's Daxing District and Langfang, a city in Hebei. The new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers annually by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.
(Compiled by Liu Jingshan)