Berlin Brandenburg Moves a Step Closer to Commissioning

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The Supervisory Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) GmbH, the management company overseeing the construction of the German capital’s much delayed future airport (IATA: BER), held it latest meeting on September 27. FBB reported that those present focused upon progress in the construction work and the results of principle testing taking place at Terminal 1. FBB said that the findings of the September meeting indicated that FBB’s previously stated goal of commissioning BER in October 2020 should be achieved. It noted that its assessment was backed up by positive results from the tests that were completed on September 27, and added that: “Even if the final report is not available until the end of October, the result is not likely to change.”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “The results of the operating principle test show that the meticulous work we performed with extensive upstream functional tests has paid off. The fact that the interaction of the fire protection systems works at this level of quality is an essential step on the road to commissioning in October 2020. In particular, I extend our thanks to the staff of the construction and operating section for their commitment. They have achieved a level of success that seemed unattainable to many just a year ago.”

The Supervisory Board will meet again on October 18, 2019.