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User currently offline757767lover From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Hi I was woundering if could explane something for me.. In April's edtion of Airways magazine there is an artical on the 2 on Tenerife. In the artical it referes to (TFS/GCTS) as being a Category 4 E airport. What does mean and what other catagories are they?

Thanks

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User currently offlineIcna05e From France, joined Feb 2006, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Ooooops... I take an Airports exam on friday and I can't remember exactly... I guess I should'nt stay here and start studying!
Let me see...I think the letter E is referring to the wingspan of the largest plane which can land and taxi on the whole airfield: E for the likes of 747, and since recently F for A380 (I know MUC is 4F and CDG is 4E even if 1 or 2 runways and a bunch of taxiways are suitable for the A380); as for the number I will tell you by friday!

Regards


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4680 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Quoting Icna05e (Reply 1):
as for the number I will tell you by friday!

Perhaps the max footprint weight?



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9041 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting Icna05e (Reply 1):
as for the number I will tell you by friday!

Runway length

1 = up to 800m
2 = 800 to 1200
3 = 1200 to 1800
4 = > 1800m

E

Wing span maximum between 52-65m
Main wheel span between 9-14m

Quoting Icna05e (Reply 1):
E for the likes of 747

FYI with the 744 it was not Cat E either when it was introduced, Cat E was increased to include the 744 (64.9m).



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User currently offlineIcna05e From France, joined Feb 2006, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Thanks Zeke, that saved me from searching into my lessons.
I am just about to start worrying for my exam. As soon as the Regulations one will be over... But it is good that now I can surf this site AND study at the same time!


User currently offlineA389 From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 3):
Runway length

1 = up to 800m
2 = 800 to 1200
3 = 1200 to 1800
4 = > 1800m

Not to be picky but the reference number is actually the aeroplane reference field and the lengths are those given by Zeke.

The code letter actually considers both wingspan and outer main gear wheel span but the latter may be a bit misleading particularly to the taxiway design as there are some code E as the likes of A346 and B77W to be as much demanding as the A388, but pilots know how to turn these long wheelbase aircraft in 'old' code E turns.

Good luck for your exam icna05e!

regards
A389


User currently offlineIcna05e From France, joined Feb 2006, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 4):
E

Wing span maximum between 52-65m
Main wheel span between 9-14m

OK that's right; for F it is 65 to 80m and 14 to 16m respectively.

not exactly on topic but just showing off...  bouncy 


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