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Airport's Aircraft Parking Bays And A Taxiway Closed For Repairs

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SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT DEFECTS FOUND

Parking bays and taxiway closed for repair

Less than a month after Suvarnabhumi airport went into full operation, three of its aircraft parking bays and a taxiway had to be closed for repair as they became uneven due to cracked tarmac. Airport general manager Somchai Sawasdeepon said yesterday that the temporary closure since Saturday was necessary at the E2, 4 and 6 parking bays and the T13 taxiway due to their uneven surface. Tarmac in those areas would be replaced before they were put back in normal service this Saturday, he said. Airport staff are investigating to find the real cause. hmmm... shoddy work with shoddy materials for more profit-making perhaps? Mr Somchai assumed that the seams between the taxiway tarmac and the adjacent parking bays may have cracked and let rainwater seep in. This may have resulted from heavy downpours, or the partial removal of flood dykes at the airport may have allowed water from a nearby canal to seep into the tarmac, Mr Somchai said. A source at the Airports of Thailand said small cracks have appeared for a length of over 100 meters along the T13 taxiway leading to the E2, 4 and 6 parking bays.

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http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/25Oct2006_news03.php

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Well the problem is : they close parking bays.

It means more planes with insane travel in bus, on arrival...

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No big deal cracks happen on newly constructed highways, buildings, condos, apartments, hospitals, etc.. all the time. Gives construction crew some work to do than to be unemployed :o

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Helps to dissipate any excess water during the rainy season..sort of inbuilt drainage...

just as long as the jumbo jets wheels dont get stuck in them on take off or landing .. then ...TIT :o ...mprai

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Because of the cracks etc ...

AOT will probably decide to land the planes at Don Muang and then carry passengers by bus to Suvarnabhumi to go thru immigrations and customs.

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Because of the cracks etc ...

AOT will probably decide to land the planes at Don Muang and then carry passengers by bus to Suvarnabhumi to go thru immigrations and customs.

.......and shop at the monopoly duty free shops, use the limited toilet facilites and haul all of them back to retrieve their luggages at Don Muang which has a better luggage conveyer belt :o

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Because of the cracks etc ...

AOT will probably decide to land the planes at Don Muang and then carry passengers by bus to Suvarnabhumi to go thru immigrations and customs.

Ssshhh! Don't say that! They may actually see your post and come up with it as an idea, given some of their other recent brainwaves! :o

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Bingo.

They've found cracks on another taxiway... That leads to concourse B.

Parking bays E2, 4 and 6 are closed already. Other to be closed ?

But mai pen rai, Somchai, general manager says : "'I guarantee that this will not affect service because 69 remote parking bays can be used." !

We have a super new airport... But we will have to use the remote parking bays and those bloody buses....

:o

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/26Oct2006_news03.php

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Back to the cracks again??? :D You have to love these lads - I just pray to buddha that smth unsafe doesnt happen because of bad construction and poor design. :o

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Back to the cracks again??? :D You have to love these lads - I just pray to buddha that smth unsafe doesnt happen because of bad construction and poor design. :o

Yes - I am taking off in a few hours!!! :D

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Back to the cracks again??? :D You have to love these lads - I just pray to buddha that smth unsafe doesnt happen because of bad construction and poor design. :o

Yes - I am taking off in a few hours!!! :D

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Paris airport roof collapse kills five. :D:D

However, cracks and falling dust had been observed just before the accident, said an airport spokesman.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3739715.stm

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Another prime example as to why you should have a qualified person present while you home's concrete foundations are poured. :o

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To borrow an advertising slogan as a pun to describe the airport's woes... "When it rains, it pours"

Another taxiway has 'water infiltration'

Problems continue at Suvarnabhumi airport

Problems at Suvarnabhumi airport continue as officials have found the surface of another taxiway is uneven due to water infiltration through its cracked tarmac. Suvarnabhumi airport general manager Somchai Sawasdeepon said that more cracks and uneven spots were discovered in three places on the taxiway leading to concourse building B. The defects add to those earlier found on taxiway T13 and the E2, 4 and 6 bays which have been closed for repairs since last week.

Officials initially pointed to rainwater left on the tarmac which had gradually seeped into the cracked asphalt-paved surface as the cause of the problem. That can be repaired with new paving, Mr Somchai said ITO Joint Venture, the airport contractor, will mend the taxiways. Mr Somchai said a possible cause of the problem was that taxiways had been completed as long as two years before the airport was opened on Sept 28. After being completed, they had been left unused long enough to deteriorate, he said. Aviation Department director-general Chaisak Angkhasuwan said the cracks found did not show the airport construction was substandard. He assumed the mix of tarmac might have included water and so the surface could crack later. I'm no "tarmac expert," but that sounds contradictory, Khun Chaisak, unless it's "standard" practice to mix rainwater in when preparing the tarmac mixture. :o

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http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/26Oct2006_news03.php

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