Airports roundup

Heathrow Airport’s new Star Alliance Terminal 2B welcomed the world’s largest airliner last week to trial one of its new aircraft stands (see photo). The Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 docked at the largest airside construction project ever carried out at Heathrow. The scheme is being built by Balfour Beatty and provides 16 new aircraft stands, retail space and extensive basement space for future baggage handling and track transit systems. The terminal will be able to handle 20M passengers when it opens on 4 June. Architect is Grimshaws, structural consultant Mott MacDonald, M&E consultant is Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £58.4M joint venture contract to carry out mechanical engineering services on the new Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal building.