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ADR is working on the future of the Leonardo da Vinci airport.
The realization of new infrastructures is planned with precise temporal intervals, in order to ensure a balance between supply and demand over the years and continue the constant improvement of the level of service provided to passengers.
In the first phase, the interventions are planned in the existing airport area; in the next phase, thanks to the acquisition of new land, the airport is expected to expand to the north.
By 2020, the airport's capacity is projected to increase to 50 million passengers per year, bringing Leonardo da Vinci in line with the principal European airports.
In addition to the extension of the aircraft parking areas and the completion of a new runway, the airport building complex will also be expanded. Departures Area A will be built, connected to Terminal 1, and Departure Areas E and F will also be completed, after which Terminal 4 and Departures Area J, directly connected with Terminal 3, are scheduled for construction.
Two new baggage handling and scanning systems are planned, one of which will serve Terminal 1 and the other Terminal 3.
To improve accessibility, a new automated GRTS (Ground Rapid Transit System) transport system will be realized, linking the Terminals with the Long Term-Economy parking area and with Cargo City.
At the same time, the Long Term MasterPlan is being drawn up, including the extension of the airport grounds to include land that lies to the north of the current complex, with completion of the Plan projected for the year 2044.
ADR, which is coordinating the project in collaboration with experts from Changi Airport International (Singapore), estimates that the air traffic in Rome will be on the order of 90 to 100 million passengers per year by 2044. The excellent levels of service provided by Singapore airport management makes it a point of reference for the sector.
The first step was completed during the course of 2010, with an international tender that included bids from some of the world's leading planning and engineering groups specializing in airport infrastructures. The Anglo-American company Scott Wilson, an international leader in the sector, was assigned the contract for the compilation of the MasterPlan, to be presented by July 2012.
The plan involves extending the confines of Leonardo da Vinci airport by an additional 1,300 hectares, contiguous with the existing 1,600 hectares, and the realization of a series of infrastructures whose dimensions will completely redesign the airport. ADR's goal is to provide a renewed hub of reference for the Mediterranean area and to become a primary interconnection point in the European context.
In detail, the planned development includes:
- New Terminals with a total surface area of about 1 million square meters;
- 100 departure gates, at least 70% of which equipped with loading bridges;
- New runways;
- 140 new aircraft parking areas;
- A new system of taxilanes to allow convenient aircraft mobility;
- New, technologically advanced power stations providing 600 million KWh/year of electricity produced on site;
- A new railway station providing a direct link with the center of Rome and a station for an automatic people mover to improve connections with the existing Terminals;
- A new system of hospitality, office, service and parking structures.
The future airport will be equipped with the most advanced technological standards and systems, in order to provide passengers with the highest possible level of service.
The project will be developed along environmental sustainability guidelines, in order to realize a technological center with low environmental impact.