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Airports With 6+ Runways  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6299 times:

While there are quite a few airports with 4 or 5 runways, there aren't too many with 6 or more.

In the US, as far as major airports go, the only ones I can think of off the top of my head with 6+ runways are DTW, DEN, ORD, and DFW.

What other ones are there in the US and around the world? Thanks guys!

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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6258 times:

FWIW, ORD once had 7 (until 18-36 was decommissioned around 2001 or so). AMS has 6. It's the only airport in Europe that I'm aware of with 6. CDG has 4, LHR 2, and FRA 3. YYZ has 5, but I would bet its the only one even over 3 in the Western Hemisphere outside of the USA, so you've probably got all of them on this side of the world. Heck, ORD, DEN, DFW, DTW, and AMS may be it in the whole world.


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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6222 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
LHR 2

LHR has 3 runways, though only two are used.

Jeremy


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6205 times:

Boston will have 6 runways this coming year when 14/32 is opened.

15R/33L
15L/33R
04R/22L
04L/22R
09/27
14/32

LH423



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User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 810 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6081 times:

Amsterdam Schiphol has 6 runways.
Although the shortest is only used by recreational planes, business jets
and the occasional F-50.


User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2311 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6028 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 2):
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
LHR 2

LHR has 3 runways, though only two are used.

No, the crosswind runway was officially decommissioned. It is like saying ORD has 7 runways, even though one is decommissioned.


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 5):
No, the crosswind runway was officially decommissioned. It is like saying ORD has 7 runways, even though one is decommissioned.

The Crosswind runway is still in operation according to BAA, just seldom used.

Heathrow *had* 6 runways originally, but I dont think that counts here  Smile


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5940 times:

I really don't understand why all these airports need so many runways. For example, why is Boston opening another one? Heathrow manages to get away with having just 2 runways, and it is the 3rd busiest in the world!! Boston doesn't see nearly as much traffic as Heathrow. In fact it sees about 30 million pax a year doesn't it? About the same as Gatwick....which has just 1 runway!!

I know a lot of the UK airports ARE fighting for new runways, but they seem to be coping without them at the moment anyway.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21420 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5923 times:

IAH will have 7 according to the master plan. I have no idea of the timeframe.

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 7):
For example, why is Boston opening another one? Heathrow manages to get away with having just 2 runways, and it is the 3rd busiest in the world!!

You are kidding right?

Heathrow is severely limited by having 2 runways. To claim otherwise is naive.

And you obviously don't understand geography or meteorology if you believe that just because certain airports can get away with 2, others don't need more. BOS is one of the windiest major cities on the planet (windier than Chicago).



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User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5885 times:

DTW has 6

3L-21R
3R-21L
4R-22L
4L-22R
9L-27R
9R-27L



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User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5844 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 8):
And you obviously don't understand geography or meteorology if you believe that just because certain airports can get away with 2, others don't need more. BOS is one of the windiest major cities on the planet (windier than Chicago).

Obviously I don't. If you could explain it instead of just making me out to be a complete fool, it would be much appreciated!!!


User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5811 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 6):
Heathrow *had* 6 runways originally, but I dont think that counts here

And they were arranged in a Star of David form. As the stronghold of the Rothschild family (who's red hexagram later became the blue star of Israel) and the global centre of Freemasonry that should give conspiracy theorists plenty of food for thought.


User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2918 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5674 times:

To come to think of it Tokyo Haneda has the most runways at 3 (at least civil) in Asia.
Sapporo Chitose technically has 4 runways (LAX style) but two are for military ops.
Soon enough some of the major Chinese airports such as CAN, PEK, & PVG will have at least 3 or more runways.
With the exception of AMS & Dubai, the chances of seeing 6 or more runways at an airport outside of North America are highly unlikely.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5570 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 10):
Obviously I don't. If you could explain it instead of just making me out to be a complete fool, it would be much appreciated!!!

I will try to step in here with some basic facts:
Aircraft prefer to take off and land into the wind, as the airflow (known as wind) can be added to the motion of the airplane over ground.
Picture this:
An airplane needs to get a flow of air over its wings at a speed of 150 kts (example values) in order to get enough lift to lift off the griund (= take off).
If there is a steady wind from the front of 50 kts, the a/c needs to move at only 100 kts against the ground to reach the required airflow over the wing (50 + 100 = 150).
The same applies for landing.

So, if you reverse this (= a 50 kts TAIL wind), the aircraft need to move at 200 kts against the ground before lift off ( -50 + 200 = 150 kts).

Another fact: Winds (especially gusty winds) from the side, can make a take-off roll instable to dangerous.

So, if you are in an area, where gusty winds from various directions occur frequently, you want to have as much options runway-wise as possible.
Plus you need to make sure that operations on one runway do not have a negative influence on another runway ...

In contrast to this, winds in Western and Central Europe usually blow from the west and are rather steady (I disregard any storm systems here). So, having runways oriented simply East-West is sufficient in many locations (in Europe).
As a result, the 2 operational parallel runways at LHR can handle much more traffic than 2 runways that are placed at an angle (or even cross eachother).

Is this basic explanation sufficient and understandable ?
-HT



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5545 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 6):
The Crosswind runway is still in operation according to BAA, just seldom used.

How about the Concorde parked JUST off the runway?

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 7):
Heathrow manages to get away with having just 2 runways, and it is the 3rd busiest in the world!!

And is very slot restricted....


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 14):

How about the Concorde parked JUST off the runway?

Easily moved if required - its not fixed in place at all, just parked. Get a tug out there, release the brakes, move it, job done.

If you want to distinguish a permanently inactive runway, it should have big (red?) crosses at either end.

Gatwick has two runways, but its commonly mistaken for a single runway airport - the second runway is still active, just never used.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 14):
How about the Concorde parked JUST off the runway?

It has moved. It is now closer to the perimeter road. I've done a really sketchy screenshot to show where it has moved from and to.

The location of '1' is approximate but it was on the skirt of of 05/23.
The location of '2' is pretty certain. The containers in the Google Maps shot have been removed since the photo was taken.


http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1029/concordekk5.jpg



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5534 times:

Ah, I see. Didn't know she moved, and could move for that matter. My good ole lappy just can't run Google Earth... Waiting for my new Intel Duo Core 2 Extreme with Dual ATI Crossfire vid cards to get here. (AutoCAD and 3DMax....not to mention a good gaming machine... Big grin )

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