Polderbaan Runway At Schiphol To Close For Maintenance

Polderbaan Runway At Schiphol To Close For Maintenance
Photo Credit: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has announced this week that it’s Polderbaan runway will be closed for maintenance between November 6-15.

This maintenance is routine that takes place once a year to ensure the quality and safety of the strip is kept at it’s best all-year round.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Polderbaan Runway At Schiphol To Close For Maintenance…

Polderbaan Runway At Schiphol To Close For Maintenance
Photo Credit: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Whilst Polderbaan at Amsterdam Schiphol is closed, traffic that typically use that runway will be redirected to the Zwanenburgbaan and Buitenveldertbaan runways instead.

In a statement, the airport said the following on this:

Annual maintenance is carried out on all the runways so that they remain in good condition. The Polderbaan Runway will be, if necessary, undergoing restorative works on the asphalt and markings.”

“In addition, the cabling and electrics will be checked, the rainwater drainage system will be flushed out, the grass around the runway will be cut and the lights will be cleaned or repaired.”

“Inspections revealed that the approach lighting (the lights pilots use to land) need to be replaced.”

“As a result, the maintenance will take a day longer than planned.”

“These works are being carried out in collaboration with construction company Heijmans. We expect air traffic to be able to use the Polderbaan again as of 19:00 on 15 November.”

Schiphol also confirmed that Polderbaan will be unavailable at times of poor visibility until the end of December due to air traffic control tests on the landing system of the runway.

All eyes will be on how the maintenance efforts go and whether there could be any delays.

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