Today auditing company technicians will test the asphalt to be used in the work to improve the runway at Mariscal Lamar Airport in order to substantiate its quality. Experts from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA will accompany the process.
The tests will be made on the asphalt scheduled to be placed this week on a stretch of 100 meters in the western end of the runway.
The executive director of the Corporation Aeroportuaria of Cuenca, CORPAC, Juan Fernandez, said that “there is confidence that the material will pass “. If this does not happen, “the contractor will remove the material and shall comply with the recommendations of the audit.”
In parallel, it meets material removal in the center of the track to shorten delivery times of the work. “We have spoken with contractors and they consider that the work can be delivered ahead of schedule,” Fernandez said.
While work on the runway progresses under the established timetable, the contingency plan for the transfer of passengers to Guayaquil and Quito still presents problems.
ATRAIN company executives, in charge of routes, said they are still waiting for the Municipality of Quito to give them permits needed to operate at the old airport of the capital, where they have assigned a worker to be present 10 days ago.
The lack of an office during this time has caused discomfort for users of ATRAIN, which hopes to provide regular services from Quito to Cuenca.
This article was originally published in El Tiempo August 25th 2016
Asfalto para el aeropuerto de Cuenca se pone a prueba