in Airports

Contract awarded for Rwanda's new international airport

Posted 2 September 2016 · Add Comment

Rwanda's new international airport at Bugesera has taken a major step forward with the contract signing yesterday for the construction of the first phase.

Phase one includes the first 4,200m runway, taxyways a passenger terminal and a cargo terminal. The Rwandan government has signed the contract with the African division of Portuguese construction firm Mota-Engil.
Phase one is believed to be worth $418 about half of the total planned project.
Phase two will include a second runway and additional terminals.
The current international terminal in Kigali has a capacity of 1.6million while the new first terminal will cater for 1.7 million.
Phase two will raise the capacity to 4.5million.
In an interview with Arabian Aerospace last year the Rwandan CAA said that the existing airport could become a business aviation airport but would not make any plans until after the turnkey contract was awarded.
The new airport is planned to open in 2018. Work will begin in June next year.
Rwanda said in a statement that Mota-Engil would operate the airport for 25 years, with an option to extend another 15 years.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Aerosud Aviation in partnership with DB Schenker South Africa

Aerosud Aviation has selected DB Schenker South Africa as its new logistics partner.

Africa's first "civil" C295 begins humanitarian operations from Kenya

DAC Aviation International has received the first Airbus C295 to be used on the civil registry in Africa,

Angola orders C295s for maritime surveillance

Angola has ordered three C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, writes Jon Lake.

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics in strategic collaboration for Commercial Aviation

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initial ten-year period, that enables them to combine their highly complementary market leading services to offer broadband

AAD: Helix – the manned ISR platform

CADG chose AAD to launch its new manned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform – Helix.

AAD: Aurecon bringing its African ideas to life

Aurecon was at AAD for the first time to highlight its engineering capabilities and products. “We want to become a true African business,” explained managing director, Africa, Ferdi Nell.

TAA SK1009311218
See us at
AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219AviationAfrica_BT0607280219MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018AAD2018 BT