ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 35 Posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1400 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.
777x From United States of America, joined Dec 2014, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1293 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.
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1275 times:
I think a half a meter could cause problems. As I know from the airports 80 meters is the absolut maximum.
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
SR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
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.