FBB Mitarbeiter auf Südbahn BER
FBB Mitarbeiter auf Südbahn BER

FOD Walk on the South Runway

Published: 12 October 2020, 12:08 PM
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Terminal 1 of Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER will open on 31 October 2020. On 25 October 2020, Schönefeld SXF Airport will become Terminal 5 of BER. Travellers flying to and from Berlin (Schönefeld SXF and Tegel TXL airports) until then should visit www.berlin-airport.de to find out more about their journey.

The south runway of Berlin Brandenburg Airport is 4,000 metres long and 60 metres wide. On the 8th of October, around 50 employees of the airport company and its processing partners collected so-called ‘FOD’ over an area of 240,000 square metres.

FOD stands for foreign objects debris which can lead to aircraft damage during take-off and landing. During flight operation, the runways are regularly checked every few hours by apron service workers.

Around three weeks before the longer of the two runways came into operation, this paved the way a safe start of the new airport.

As the airport opens on 31st October, two aeroplanes will land simultaneously: a Lufthansa and an easyJet aircraft. The runway will officially come into service on the 4th November.