China News Service, Hangzhou, January 22 (Xi Jinyan and Wang Yiwen) On the first day of the first lunar month, many people are enjoying the Spring Festival holiday.

The hustle and bustle of Hangzhou in the past has added a bit of tranquility, but in the Joint Command Center (IAC) of Xiaoshan International Airport, it is in full swing.

A muscular figure shuttled through it, very busy.

  His name is Zhou Debo, and he is the chief conductor of the joint command center of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

The airport joint command center is the "brain" and "CPU" of airport operations, responsible for overall command and coordination of the entire airport flight operation and emergency response.

  In the vast sky, airplanes also have fixed flight paths, just like cars, if there are too many, they will be blocked.

For the normal takeoff and landing of the planes, Zhou Debo needs to coordinate and dispatch, accurately calculate the time each plane can take off, shorten the gap as much as possible, and arrange more flights to take off.

Zhou Debo who sticks to his post.

Photo by Wang Gang

  "Being able to make a flight take off one minute earlier means that more than 100 passengers can go home early to reunite with their families." For Zhou Debo, every second counts.

"The workload is heavy, and I often stay up late. In an emergency, I often stay overnight. Many colleagues have lost a circle of hair."

  Zhou Debo was also the first craftsman of Zhejiang Airport Group.

Over the years, he has followed the pace of Zhejiang's digital reform and designed multiple intelligent systems to assist decision-making and relieve a lot of pressure on the personnel in the operation and control room.

  "I have a habit, when I think of a 'golden idea', I will quickly write it down and try my best to realize it." He pointed to the large digital screen of the IAC Grand Operation Control System designed by himself in the hall, and said proudly.

  The large digital screen of the IAC transportation control system clearly shows the number of passengers in the terminal, the number of backlogged flights, and the normal rate of flight departure, release, takeoff, and weighting, etc., and the real-time dynamic update of aircraft takeoff and landing on the runway. It is clear at a glance.

  As an on-site "commander" of the "brain" of the airport, whenever the passenger flow is heavy or the weather is bad, it is the busiest time for Zhou Debo.

What impressed him the most was the summer thunderstorm in 2019. Flights at the entire airport stopped taking off and landing, and the planes that were about to land were diverted to surrounding airports.

The dark clouds suppressed the "flying wings", especially on Zhou Debo's heart.

  "At that time, all the planes were delayed, and none of them could fly out for an hour or two. Everyone was very anxious. I hurried to coordinate. After many efforts, one plane finally took off. I felt the stone in my heart fell to the ground, and I felt relieved instantly Breathe a sigh of relief." Zhou Debo recalled the scene at that time still vividly.

Xiaoshan International Airport T4 waiting hall.

Photo by Tan Shenjie

  This year's Spring Festival travel has caught up with the adjustment of the epidemic prevention policy, and the number of flights has increased sharply.

It is reported that the number of flights at Xiaoshan International Airport has recovered to 80% of the level in 2019, and the number of passengers traveling has also recovered to about 70%.

  According to estimates, during the 40 days of Spring Festival travel, Xiaoshan International Airport is expected to transport 2.76 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 38.4%; 23,000 flights are planned to take off and land, a year-on-year increase of 8.9%.

  On the display screen in the waiting hall, not only the number of flights, but also the surge of popularity and vitality, are like pulsating musical notes, pulling Zhou Debo's heart.

  "I'm used to being busy, and we can't be free. The more holidays we have, the more we can't leave our posts." Zhou Debo has been working for more than ten years, and basically stays on duty at the airport during the Spring Festival every year.

His hometown is far away in Zhangye, Gansu, and the last time he visited relatives was three years ago.

Xiaoshan International Airport has more concerns that he can't let go of.

  When the reporter asked him what he had for the New Year's Eve dinner yesterday, Zhou Debo said that every year it was a box lunch, and it was the same this year, so he simply dealt with it, "The reunion dinner can be eaten later, but the plane doesn't wait for anyone."

  Each row has a "sense of ritual" for each row.

For Zhou Debo, watching passenger planes take off into the sky is the best "sense of ritual" during the Chinese New Year.

  Seeing the plane outside the window heading for the distance, Zhou Debo also felt warm in his heart: "I am not alone, and I have a whole team to accompany me. We never reduce our staff on the night of New Year's Eve. Everyone sticks here. We You can't be absent."

  "My wife also works in civil aviation, so she understands my work status quite well. My son is an aircraft 'enthusiast' and supports me very much." Zhou Debo said that it was the tolerance and support of his family that allowed him to stick to his job without distraction.

  Rooted in the airport for ten years, it has long been Zhou Debo's second home, and everyone often calls him "Brother Zhou" affectionately.

  "Brother Zhou takes his work seriously and responsibly, imparts knowledge in a persuasive manner, and is busy but not chaotic when encountering emergencies. He is our good director and big brother." Colleague Dong Jinqi said.

  In recent years, Zhou Debo has witnessed the rapid development of the airport.

"I came here when I was 24 years old. At that time, the airport was not so big. Now Hangzhou has developed, especially the new T4, several subway lines have been connected, and more and more people come to fly." Zhou Debo Frankly speaking, I feel that my "actuary" is becoming more and more important.

  Every take-off and landing of a plane is the beginning of a reunion.

With the roaring sound and the spread of the wings, under the watchful eyes of every airport person, the planes rushing to the blue sky draw an arc of returning home in the thousands of rays of light.