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Oman seeks billions for airport expansions

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Oman is seeking to raise billions of pounds in funding as it looks to further expand airports in the country.

The state-owned Oman Aviation Group wants to raise up to £4.6bn to finance the expansion of state-owned Oman Aviation Group up until 2030, its chief executive Mustafa al-Hinaj told Reuters. Government…

Designs for Chicago airport’s £6.5bn terminal revealed

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The final design for the £6.5bn ($8.5bn) revamping of Chicago O’Hare Airport’s second terminal has been unveiled.

Chicago-based firm Studio Gang Architects is responsible for the winning design which was voted for by the public over four other finalists in January. Studio Gang Architects collaborated with firms including Solomon Cordwell Buenz and…

Manchester Airport Group poised for Bulgarian airport bid

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Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is expected to submit its bid to run Sofia Airport later today, following months of delays.

Last month, Bulgaria’s transport ministry, for the fifth time, extended the deadline for submitting bids for the 35-year concession contract to run the airport. The deadline was most recently extended to…

Istanbul Airport to become fully operational this weekend

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Istanbul Airport will this weekend begin its reign as the home of Turkish civil aviation as the country’s Ataturk Airport is closed down to commercial flights.

The newly-built airport, anticipated to become the world’s largest, will become fully operational from Sunday after authorities transport 10,000 pieces of equipment from Atatürk Airport…

Heathrow expansion boss reveals contractor procurement plan

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The man in charge of delivering Heathrow’s third runway has revealed the airport operator’s procurement plan. 

Heathrow Airport Ltd will begin procuring construction partners at the end of this year, with construction of the third runway scheduled to begin in 2021, said Heathrow expansion programme director Phil Wilbraham in an exclusive interview…

EU rubber stamps Vinci’s Gatwick acquisition

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Gatwick’s acquisition by French infrastructure giant Vinci has been approved by the European Commission.

The Commission approved the acquisition under the European Merger Regulation, saying it gave no cause for competition concerns due to the limited overlap between the other trading activities of the merging parties. Vinci announced plans to buy…

Atkins lands Birmingham Airport expansion role

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Atkins has been named as lead designer and project manager for Birmingham Airport’s plan to transform its terminals.

The consultant will manage the upgrade and extension of the airport terminals and oversee the airfield reconfiguration, as part of the airport’s master plan. Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, will help Birmingham…

Southend Airport owner frees up cash for runway upgrade

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Southend Airport owner Stobart Group has made additional cash reserves available to upgrade its runway.

Additional space will be created on the runway as part of the work to enable more airpcraft to fly from the airport, a Stobart spokesman has told New Civil Engineer. In a trading statement released yesterday,…

Heathrow challenge | Calls for alternative airport expansions

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A trio of politicians is leading the charge against the proposed third runway at Heathrow. 

They have called for other airports to be expanded as an alternative to the Heathrow proposal. Speaking to New Civil Engineer outside the High Court in London, shadow chancellor John McDonnell, Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith and Liberal…