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Problem With Length Of 747x  
User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

As I read, the 747x will be longer than 80 meters (80.5). Most major airports have gates with boxes of 80 x 80 meters. So the lenght of the 747x will cause major problems to the airports. By the way the lenght of the A 3XX-100 is only 73 meters and of the proposed 3XX-200 79.4 meters.

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1236 times:

I doubt that half of a meter will cause that much of a problem.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1229 times:

I think a half a meter could cause problems. As I now from the airports 80 meters is the absolut maximum.

User currently offline777x From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

The fact of the matter is, that even with the 80x80 'standard' (which isn't really), most airports (if not all) that will cater to either the A3XX and/or 747X stretch WILL need modifications to gates and taxiways at a minimum.

That is to say, I don't think ANY airports today could accomidate the A3XX/747Xstretch without some restrictions (losing access to nearby gates or restricted taxi access when VLA's are on the runway and vice versa). So, when changes are made the will be made to accomidate the current and projected a/c and in this case .5 meter probably won't mean very much.

Regards
777x


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6385 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

ZRH wrote:
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I think a half a meter could cause problems. As I know from the airports 80 meters is the absolut maximum.
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Well ZRH, at least at ZRH (Zurich) it won't matter. Most times, when I have visited ZRH (and that's many times), then the Crossair Jumbolino (ARJ) was parked at some deserted place far away and pax were transferred to and from the gate in busses.
Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Prebennorholm:
Well, that's the problem of Zurich! They just don't have enough gates. You have to wait until the new dock midfield is finished (2002). Then they won't have to park the aircraft at 'some deserted place faw away'.
But I agree with you, it's a shame that all smaller a/c (<321) mostly don't have a gate with a jetway.


User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Aren't these arguements the same as those raised in 1970 with the introduction of the 747?????

Offer the airports the passengers and they will find a way to cope.....


User currently offlineBodzio777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

This is just another case of AIRBUSITES knocking on Boeing!  

User currently offlineCO 767-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Nicey nice Bodzio.

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