In order to further promote the construction of the Tibet civil aviation airport and improve the layout of the Tibet airport network, the China Civil Aviation assistance Tibet airport group construction project has officially started.
At present, Tibet has 5 civil airports of Lhasa Kongga International Airport, Qamdo Bangda Airport, Nyingchi Milin Airport, Ngari Kunsha Airport and Shigatse Airport. In order to further promote the construction of the Tibet civil airport and complete the infrastructure shortcomings of Tibet aviation, China Civil Aviation Administration proposed a "3+1" assistance in construction project. "3" refers to the three newly-built extension airport projects in Lonzi, Tingri and Puland, and "1" refers to the second runway project at Lhasa Kongga Airport.
According to reports, the assistance project has three characteristics:
The first is "New". Considering the wide-ranging, high technically difficult and urgent schedule of the construction project, the Civil Aviation Administration adopts an innovative "3+1" project of Tibet airport construction.
The second is "Fast". In the context of taking safety and quality as a prerequisite, and to guarantee a reasonable duration, the whole project will be accelerated. At present, the 4 projects are planned to start in 2019 and put into use in 2021.
The third is "Difficult". The three new airports to be built are all locate 4,000 meters above sea level. During the construction, because of the harsh environment, short construction time, long transportation of materials, high construction difficulty and equipment performance degraded, it has high requirements for the builders' physical and mental condition. After the construction, it will also encounter problems such as complex operating environment, difficulties in service support and shortage of technical management personnel. It is necessary to increase the use of new technologies in civil aviation such as ADS-B, PBN, HUD, remote towers, etc. In order to realize intelligence and environmentally friendly development.