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Taoyuan Airport North Runway is open for use

Vehicle inspection before the opening of the north runway

Vehicle inspection before the opening of the north runway

Brand new north runway of Taoyuan Airport

Brand new north runway of Taoyuan Airport

Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of TIAC, pointed out the company is welcoming its next 10 years with brand new runways

Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of TIAC, pointed out the company is welcoming its next 10 years with brand new runways

TIAC’s flight management and engineering teams jointly patrolled and confirmed that the north runway is ready for opening and use

TIAC’s flight management and engineering teams jointly patrolled and confirmed that the north runway is ready for opening and use

Vehicle inspection before the opening of the north runway
Brand new north runway of Taoyuan Airport
Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of TIAC, pointed out the company is welcoming its next 10 years with brand new runways
TIAC’s flight management and engineering teams jointly patrolled and confirmed that the north runway is ready for opening and use

Taoyuan International Airport Corporation took advantage of the epidemic period to actively carry out the paving operation of the north runway. The project was successfully accepted and completed, and officially opened for use at 10:00 am today (10th). After Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of Taoyuan International Airport Corporation, called "Taoyuan International Airport North Runway 05 left and 23 right are now open for use" on the radio during the conversation with the tower, the first flight landing was successfully completed via the north runway at 10:30 am in accordance with the principle of “south take-off, north landing”.

The north runway was originally planned to be closed after the Lunar New Year holidays next year (2021) for construction by adopts a non-stop operation mode of night construction and daytime operation to accommodate Taoyuan Airport’s high-traffic capacity. TIAC, however, has moved up the schedule under the instructions of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications by accelerating design and contracting operations. The runway was therefore closed in advance at the end of May this year, and continuous construction day and night was adopted, greatly reducing the work period and enabling the runway to be completed and opened for use within 100 days.

The north runway of Taoyuan Airport, with a total length of 3,660 meters and 1,385 lamps embedded, is paved with flexible asphalt. The construction area is 282,000 square meters, which is larger than a Daan Forest Park. The amount of Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) used in the paving of the north runway reached 40,000 tons, requiring 672 trips of machinery and tools, 1,707 truck trips, and 1,922 personnel to successfully complete the task.

TIAC will also take advantage of the epidemic period to continue to promote the paving project for the south (05R/23L) runway, which is expected to be closed for construction in October. As TIAC approaches the tenth anniversary of its establishment, Lin Hsiang-sheng, President & CEO of TIAC, pointed out that the company will be welcoming the next 10 years with brand new runways as it continues to provide high-quality and safe flight services.

Press contact:

Sun Hong-bin, Director of Engineering Department

+886-3-273-3222

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2021/11/28 01:05