Beijing Daxing finishes another round of test flights

By Wang Keju  | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-18 14:19
Hebei Airlines crew take part in the largest test to date at Beijing Daxing International Airport on Aug 30. [Photo by Chen Zebing / China Daily]

Beijing Daxing International Airport, which will begin operations before September 30, carried out a second round of test flights in low visibility conditions on Tuesday evening.

At 8:06 pm on Tuesday, a China Southern Airlines A330 took the lead in the test flight and landed successfully at Daxing airport, followed by a China Eastern Airlines B777 and a China Southern A321.

Passenger planes from the two airlines completed landing tests in low visibility conditions at the airport. Success means the airport now boasts world-leading capability in ensuring safe flights in low visibility.

Earlier in the afternoon, a China United Airlines B737 landed in the new airport and conducted a full-process drill including aircraft ground handling, passenger boarding and luggage delivery. It also tested the docking guidance system, which will ensure safe and efficient aircraft movement.

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