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Old 08-11-2019, 11:45 AM   #1
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New York Metropolitan International Airport

Welcome to New York Metropolitan International Airport!

New York Metropolitan International Airport is a hand-made 1:400 Scale international airport located in New York State serving New York City. The airport features a single large passenger terminal with two wings, joined in the middle by a central arrivals and departures hall. The passenger terminal offers 23 gates: 10 small, 2 medium, 9 large and 2 extra large gates. To the east of the passenger terminal, the airport also features a small cargo terminal offering 2 large parking stands and 1 medium parking stand, making the terminal capable of handling both international and domestic air freight.

Flight schedules and the airlines you will see operating at the airport are based mostly on those from New York's own John F. Kennedy, with some additional flights taken from Newark Liberty and La Guardia. The airport currently handles around 200 flights per day, with additional capacity at the gates to handle more in the future. Fictional routes have been kept to an absolute minimum in the interest of creating an authentic display. New York Metropolitan International Airport is a primary hub for Delta Air Lines who own 7 gates, a secondary hub for American Airlines who own 3 gates, and a tertiary hub for jetBlue who currently operate their flights from the domestic and regional gates in the West Wing. FedEx Express also operate a small hub operation out of the cargo terminal located on the east side of the airport.

Anyway, it must be time for some photos! You'll see some overviews of the diorama first, before moving on to a more traditional airport update-style post with traffic commentary. Enjoy!

Passenger Terminal Overview:








Passenger Terminal East Wing and Cargo Terminal Overview:


Cargo Terminal:


Landside Central Arrivals and Departures Hall:


East Wing, Delta Air Lines Gates 1 to 7:


East Wing, International Gates 8 to 10:


Central Passenger Terminal, extra large International Gates 11 and 12 [A380 Capable]:


West Wing, International Gates 13 to 15:


West Wing, American Airlines Gates 16 to 18:


West Wing, Domestic and Regional Gates 19 to 23:
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Re: New York Metropolitan International Airport

AIRPORT UPDATE: Saturday 10th August 2019, 18:30PM

Passenger Terminal Overviews:








East Wing, Top-Down View:


Central Passenger Terminal, Top-Down View:


West Wing, Top-Down View:


Vehicles fill the airport road system as passengers arrive for their flights in the evening rush-hour:


A stunning line-up consisting of a B757 and two T-Tails lead the action at the Delta gates:


In Gate 2, Delta MD-88 N903DE has just arrived from Orlando [FL] as DL2181:


Meanwhile, Delta B757-300/WL N581NW prepares for it's next flight in Gate 3:


Closing the domestic line-up is Delta MD-90 N904DA which will be heading out to Chicago - O'Hare [IL] as DL303:


Overview of the East Wing and Cargo Terminal operations:


On the taxiway, a Southern Air B777-200/LR-F holds position to wait for it's parking stand to become available:


On Stand 3, a United Parcel Service B757-200/F loads cargo for Hartford - Bradley [CT]:


Meanwhile this DHL A330-200/F operated by European Air Transport finishes unloading cargo from Leipzig - Halle:


FedEx MD-11/F N608FE 'Colton' pushes back ahead of another rotation to Anchorage - Ted Stevens [AK]:


Back at the Delta gates, a pair of widebodies are boarding ahead of their flights to Europe:


Boeing 777-200/ER N865DA has the honor of operating today's Delta flight DL1 to London - Heathrow:


In Gate 7, Delta A330-200 N858NW receives catering and fuel before it's flight to Frankfurt as DL106:
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Leading the international line-up is KLM B787-9 PH-BHA after arriving as KL645 from Amsterdam - Schiphol:


In Gate 9, this Air Europa B787-9 arrived just moments earlier from Madrid - Barajas / Adolfo Suárez:


Meanwhile, this Aeroflot A330-300 rests in Gate 10 ahead of it's return to Moscow - Sheremetyevo:

With no A380's operating in the evening hours, this Turkish A330-300 makes the most of the extra room at Gate 12:


Arriving 15 minutes ahead of schedule, Finnair A330-300 OH-LTS approaches the terminal:


Looking resplendent in it's new livery, the turn-around for this Aer Lingus A330-300 is progressing well:


With retirment looming, American B767-300/ER-WL N393AN stands boldly at Gate 16:


At Gate 18, an American Eagle E-175 takes a short break before departing to Raleigh - Durham [NC] as AA1694:


Meanwhile, this United B767-300/ER-WL just arrived from Houston - Intercontinental [TX] as UA1748 'Heavy':


With 15 minutes until push-back, this Air Canada A321-200 prepares to become AC585 to Calgary:


A pair of A320's close out the update including this Allegiant Air example from Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky [KY]:


And finally, at Gate 23, jetBlue A320-200S N834JB pushes back as B61013 to Long Beach [CA]:


So that's all for the first bumper update from new diorama! I hope these photos were enjoyable to view and I'd love to hear some thoughts and comments about my new diorama below. This is just a small snapshot of the traffic which comes through New York Metropolitan International Airport on a daily basis. Therefore, I will definitely be posting more updates in the future, so do check in again if you enjoyed my introductory update!

Thanks for checking in

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Cal, this is simply fabulous...there is so much to love and admire from your US Diorama...I had a feeling that you'd choose New York, considering your fleet!!! Your Air Canada A321 is on my radar now but, I'll probably pick it up from Canada or on my return...I'm sure it wasn't so difficult as you perhaps already must have had a few models you require for this project, my friend!!!
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Re: New York Metropolitan International Airport

Very nice airport you have there! I like the layout alot! I must say that the Aer Lingus and the TK A330's are my favourite of the bunch, aswell as the KL 789. Keep the updates coming, I'll be looking forward to them!
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What a masterpiece Cal, really amazing!
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Cal, this is simply fabulous...there is so much to love and admire from your US Diorama...I had a feeling that you'd choose New York, considering your fleet!!! Your Air Canada A321 is on my radar now but, I'll probably pick it up from Canada or on my return...I'm sure it wasn't so difficult as you perhaps already must have had a few models you require for this project, my friend!!!
Thanks for the kind words Homzie, I hope it was worth the wait! It had to be New York - the balance of European/South American/Asian/Middle East traffic was perfect for my already substantial collection of widebodies. I've swapped, added and removed many models in my collection to make this diorama possible, but I definitely had a head start! The Air Canada A321 is a very nice model - I also picked up an Air Canada B737-8, with both joining the B787-8 which was already in my collection. I hope you can find a nice model shop during your visit to Canada to pick up some of these aircraft!

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Very nice airport you have there! I like the layout alot! I must say that the Aer Lingus and the TK A330's are my favourite of the bunch, aswell as the KL 789. Keep the updates coming, I'll be looking forward to them!
Thanks for commenting, I'm glad you like the airport! Quite a few A330's featured this time, but I have to agree, the Aer Lingus and Turkish examples are particularly nice. I personally also find the simplicity of the Finnair livery quite elegant on both the A330 shown here and on their A350's. The KLM B787-9 is equally nice and hopefully someone will release the longer B787-10 in the KLM livery soon! I'll be sure to start working on some more updates and I'll hope to read more comments from you in the future!

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What a masterpiece Cal, really amazing!
Thanks Ale!

Your many dioramas and impressive skills have definitely been an inspiration for this project! Thanks again for your help when I embarked on this new project - I hope the photos and finished diorama were worth the wait!

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What a nice project, Cal! Very interesting diorama, and with a nice variety of airlines
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Exciting to see your works after discussing it for a while. It seems your US airlines-portfolio has expanded nicely and there's a good variety of US carriers. I'm certain the likes of Alaska will join the scenery too? your diorama is set-up nicely with a clean and interesting design.
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Wow, a cool setup. Love the landside feature. The GJ airbridges suit this very well. An excellent selection of traffic too. Maybe one day I will venture into more US models.
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Nice looking 'Murican airport Cal!

I too really like the Aer Lingus A330.
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What a nice project, Cal! Very interesting diorama, and with a nice variety of airlines
Thank you Leo, I'm glad you like the diorama! I have lot's more interesting traffic to show, so be sure to check back in for the future updates!

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Thanks Thom, I hope the diorama lived up to your expectations after our discussions! The layout and building construction is much cleaner this time, which I'm very happy about. Of course Alaska Airlines will be featuring, I already have an Alaska A319 and A320 in my collection! I've managed to pick-up models from most of the US carriers, but one of Spirit's bright yellow 'Airbuses' has so far eluded me..!

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Wow, a cool setup. Love the landside feature. The GJ airbridges suit this very well. An excellent selection of traffic too. Maybe one day I will venture into more US models.
Thanks for the comment Adam, glad you like my new setup! The landside section is great, I really wanted to include this in some form this time and I think it worked out quite well overall. You're right, the grey Gemini jet-bridges are the perfect fit for this diorama. If you ever decide to venture into US models, I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised at the great variety of types and liveries you will uncover!

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Nice looking 'Murican airport Cal!

I too really like the Aer Lingus A330.
Thanks Mike, great to get your seal of approval! I think the Aer Lingus A330 looks really smart in their new livery - it'd be cool to see this one in some of your mish-mashes if you decide to pick one up!

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Wonderful airport Cal! Such a nice variety of airlines and cargo aircraft. I also was thinking of making an American airport diorama as I have started to build North American airlines fleets but I don't have a lot of time at the moment.
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Cal, like I said on my thread, I'm going to pick up the Orange Expo A6-EOU from DXB Airport soon and perhaps order a couple of models to my cousin's house in Calgary too
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