Five planes completed the second round of test flights at Beijing Daxing International Airport across Monday evening and Tuesday morning, Beijing News reported on Tuesday.
The successful flight tests took place in low visbility, demonstrating the new airport's ability to maintain operation in difficult flying conditions, which can reduce delays due to bad weather such as fog and smog.
An A320 from China Eastern Airlines, A330 from Beijing Capital Airlines, two Boeing-737s from China United Airlines and Hebei Airlines, and an ARJ21 from Chengdu Airlines, China's first homemade regional passenger jetliner, finished their test flights.
At 5:43 pm on Monday, the A320 became the first plane to land on the airport runway. It tested CAT ⅢB landing and takeoff with a runway visual range (RVR) of 75 meters, both the first in the country. It also completed taking off, landing and taxiing in low-visibility conditions.
China United Airlines, the first airline company stationed in Daxing International Airport, focused on testing the flight procedures and new technology devices.
In addition, Beijing Capital Airlines tested its A330 wide-body aircraft. The plane completed tests including the ground procedures, taking off, landing, taxiing and truck-towing examinations.