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  • Frankfurt Airport opens new runway

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Frankfurt Airport inaugurates its long-awaited fourth runway Friday after a euro760 million ($1.05 billion) construction project that involved building taxiways over a busy road, planting hundreds of acres of replacement trees and relocating wildlife including frogs and salamanders.
    The first user of the landings-only strip is expected to be Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose government plane is scheduled to land before the ceremonies.
    The airport says the new runway, parallel to two existing ones but about a mile (1.5 kilometers) away, will boost capacity by 50 percent, from 83 takeoffs and landings per hour to a potential 126, and from the current 53 million passengers a year to 88.6 million by 2020. The airport says it now has peak demand that it can't meet of up to 100 takeoffs and landings.


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    http://news.yahoo.com/frankfurt-airp...050024220.html
    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-news/ http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/?JavaScript=1&search=air
    http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=EKCH
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXYBh_ut-fo&feature ...düüüse Im Sauseschritt

  • #2
    Hy,

    yes ther runway has been opend, but, even it took a long time to build the runway ist not in the map located now.

    On open street map its right now embedded.

    Ralph

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    • #3
      Merkel opens new runway at Frankfurt airport

      http://www.flightradar24.com/2011-10-21/12:06/GAF625

      (ed. com. If I see it correct its on other side of the E42 , north side )

      http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=50...98&zoom=12

      Frankfurt - German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened an extension to Frankfurt international Airport Friday, landing her government jet on a new fourth runway that will help the hub keep up the pace with London's Heathrow and Paris's Charles de Gaulle. The project was overshadowed by a bitter dispute with local residents, who won a last minute court injunction banning all night flights at Germany's main Airport
      Merkel's air-force pilots landed her Airbus on schedule, and the chancellor, who has assailed conservationists who hold up nationally important infrastructure projects, emerged to congratulate airport staff.



      http://www.monstersandcritics.com/ne...nkfurt-airport
      Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-10-21, 15:11.
      http://www.airliners.net/aviation-news/ http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/?JavaScript=1&search=air
      http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=EKCH
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXYBh_ut-fo&feature ...düüüse Im Sauseschritt

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      • #4
        Question regarding the map FRA airport

        Frankfurt Int'l has a new runway (07L / 25R - for landings only), but it is not located on the map. So it seems, all landing a/c are going down in the green behind the airfield. Is there any update by the distributor of the map planned?

        More funnier for me is the the fact, the name of Mainz is displayed in French ("Mayence"). The french occupation of Mainz was long before. I want to see the responsible back in school.


        Ralf

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        • #5
          The maps comes from Google Maps. You have to ask Google for questions regarding Google Maps.

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          • #6
            Planes are landing in the forest because the new runway isn't visible so far on Flightradar 24.

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            • #7
              The map is provided by Google Maps. I have no ideas how often Google updates the maps, but in worst case I guess that satellite pictures can take years to update.

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              • #8
                Google Maps

                You're right, this can really take several years. But maybe they update it more often because of the Frankfurt metropolitan region.

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                • #9
                  Those Google images are so old that I don't expect them to update them in the next ten years.

                  The place I live for five years now is not existing, the stadium has been rebuilt but Google shows the old stadium...

                  Google is not interested in Frankfurt.

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                  • #10
                    It has nothing to do with Frankfurth. The world is really really big, and big parts of the world don't have detailed satellite images. I think that a new runway in that perspective is quite uninteresting from Google point of view.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mike View Post
                      It has nothing to do with Frankfurth. The world is really really big, and big parts of the world don't have detailed satellite images. I think that a new runway in that perspective is quite uninteresting from Google point of view.
                      That's not fully correct. Most parts in the world have high resolution satellite pictures. But Google needs to get them to include them into their service. And if get them later, they will be shown later ;-)

                      Especially for germany there are lots of new images. But Google does not update them once they were taken. The area west of Frankfurt had pictures from 2003. They were updated to pictures end of 2009 in the last few months.

                      And if you're looking at google earth, on the bottom left you can see the date. But also this date doesn't tell you the truth. I'm missing some buildings in my area which are built months before the announced date.

                      I expect the new runway not shown before end of 2012

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