Mexico City New International Airport (NAICM) is a new greenfield airport to replace the existing Benito Juarez International Airport
eJet have been engaged by NACO to assist with the master planning of the aviation fuel facilities for this new mega 6 runway airport. This is involving the planning and outline design/engineering of the fuel farm and extensive hydrant system, as well as provision of fuelling for the government/military and GA/helicopter parts of the airfield.
The project is being developed by Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) as part of the transport development plan announced by Mexican President, who allocated $9.2bn for the construction of new airport in September 2014. At the time of writing it was one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects and at ultimate phase is expected to be the largest airport in Latin America.
The new airport will have an initial capacity to handle 50 million passengers a year, which will be increased to 120 million annually through expansion by 2065. Construction is expected to begin in 2016 and the first phase is scheduled for completion by early 2020.