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Re: Turbofan's SPUN

Post by Turbofan » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:25 pm

New expansion in the works! (If you've checked Discord in the past couple of weeks you already know so feel free to skip this post lol).

Abel Jets' ThomasCook221 and FreezingFalcon have requested I make some major changes to facilities at both, Mandiola International and Linbury International airports in the CMI Extended map. As many of you are probably aware by now, Abel Jets VA is very much in expansion mode and has a number of new aircraft coming into the fleet. So after quite some discussion with both of these fellow HQ members, consensus has been reached on some major changes and updates to both, MXA and LNB.

In addition to the requirements by Abel Jets, I am putting into place the existing masterplans for both airports, which will result in their full build-outs.

Just a few of the changes taking place include:
- Completely re-built Terminal 2 at MXA with app. 130 gates, exclusively for Abel Jets
- Completely re-built Terminal 1 at MXA, app. 40 gates
- New terminal complex at LNB
- New runways at both, MXA and LNB

For a complete listing of upcoming changes, take a look here

Work has already started on this massive update, some of the changes are complete.

The new runway 18R-36L (10,000 ft. X 200 ft.) on the right side of the screenshot, and associated taxiways. Looking SE.
The new runway 18R-36L (10,000 ft. X 200 ft.) on the right side of the screenshot, and associated taxiways. Looking SE.

Airfield with night lighting looking NNE.
Airfield with night lighting looking NNE.

One thing I am doing differently in this case - once this latest set of changes is complete, I will hand off the map to Abel Jets for any further expansion or updates as required by the VA. This will result in two active versions of the map - the base version, CMI Extended and this version, which will become CMI Extended Abel Jets Edition.

Lots more work left so I will post regular updates in SPUN.
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Re: Turbofan's SPUN

Post by Turbofan » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:41 pm

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Re: Turbofan's SPUN

Post by Turbofan » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:08 pm

Got some updates. The new Terminal 2 at MXA is complete with ramp lighting, 155 J-lines (gates) and additional taxiways with centerline and edge lighting done. The re-built Terminal 1 is now in progress.


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New Terminal 1 (bottom) with the main terminal and concourses in the blue, red and white colours of the French flag

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Comparing with the old T1 and T2

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The North Complex of T2 with Concourses E and F, and parallel wrap-around taxiways

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Some special markings for this taxi-in, taxi-out Code-C gate at Concourse F

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And this one at Concourse E


There are several other gates which are marked "CC" or "CF" since they can accomodate upto Code C aircraft only, or all the way upto Code F. The north section of Concourse E can handle upto Code F aircraft exclusively.


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Since the B-C ramp had some additional space, I decided to put in some additional taxilanes with Apron Entry/Exit Points (AEPs); each taxilane also denotes the max allowable wingspan

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Did the same on the C-D ramp

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I've also put max allowable wingspan markings on the north side of the E-F ramp to prevent accidental taxiing to Concourse F ;)

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Last but not least, the view of the field now looking SE at night time, with all additional taxiways and alleyways with blue edge and green centerline lighting respectively

With 155 gates total, the new Terminal 2 at Mandiola International Airport has been designated "The Abel Jets Superhub".

For detailed, up-to-date information on this expansion, you can also visit Works in Progress at my website.
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Re: Turbofan's SPUN

Post by Turbofan » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:17 am

Time for another update!


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The new 400 ft (122 m) tall ATC Tower at MXA, which will provide an almost-unobstructed view of all ramps and taxiways, and a complete view of all runways


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The tower sits in the middle of a roundabout linking new parking lots


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A new terminal access road provides access to both T1 and T2, and is much more simplified thanks to the new positions and close proximity of both new terminals


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The Platinum Terminal, a separate facility dedicated solely to the operations of Abel Platinum. This terminal, located directly north of the Abel Jets Superhub accomodates 6 aircraft upto Code-F category at any given time. The main check-in/bag claim facility (with the white roof) houses two Platinum lounges, duty-free shops, restaurants and other good stuff. The terminal's "Platinum Pier" has a roof painted in rich maroon for that ultra-luxurious, red-carpet feel...


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... which translates into a red-carpet welcome for those arriving in one of Abel's choppers on the rooftop helipad (and willing to shell out a few more bucks ;) )


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The "Platinum Pier" has a color-transitioned custom-built glass curtain that keeps out the direct rays of the sun while allowing plenty of natural light


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In keeping with the theme, all Platinum guests arriving at/departing from the terminal get a red-carpet welcome/send-off at the curbside


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Of course, the Platinum Terminal has its own access road and parking


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Last but not least, I added an AWOS for good measure ;)

With the Platinum Terminal complete, and relocation of Firestation #2 (not seen in these shots) also done, work at MXA is complete (start positions to be done later). Work will now commence on the LNB "big build".

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Re: Turbofan's SPUN

Post by Turbofan » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:50 pm

The LNB "big build" is in progress. Just a few starter shots.

The old airfoil-shaped terminals and piers have been cleared, all ramp markings are gone to make way for the cargo and GA ramp expansions, plus the massive new Abel Maintenance Facility (AMF). There will be some re-arranging of the existing hangars as well. Also in the plans is a new NCA maintenance base and an expanded fuel farm.
The old airfoil-shaped terminals and piers have been cleared, all ramp markings are gone to make way for the cargo and GA ramp expansions, plus the massive new Abel Maintenance Facility (AMF). There will be some re-arranging of the existing hangars as well. Also in the plans is a new NCA maintenance base and an expanded fuel farm.

The new parallel runway shown more or less in it's final position. Might move a few meters north-south depending on the final pier/ramp layout.
The new parallel runway shown more or less in it's final position. Might move a few meters north-south depending on the final pier/ramp layout.

I've opted to go with the new, simplified U.K. aiming point markings for the new runway at LNB, similar to what is current at Heathrow. Everything else stays the same.
I've opted to go with the new, simplified U.K. aiming point markings for the new runway at LNB, similar to what is current at Heathrow. Everything else stays the same.
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