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User currently offlineKav From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 614 times:

Can anybody tell me if the new second Runway at Manchester Airport (EGCC) is in use yet, or is it undergoing tests?

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24904 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 598 times:

Its been in use since Feb 5th. It is used between 0600hrs and 2200hrs. However there is restricted use between 1200hrs and 1400hrs.


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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 586 times:

Why does the new runway have all these restrictions? Are they only temporary, until the airport increases its number of movements? I heard its summat to do with environmentalists.
The new runway runs parallel to the exisiting one so the area surrounding the airport must be used to all the aircraft movements. Anyone got any info?



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User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 584 times:

It is due to environmental reasons. Whilst the runways are parallel the new one starts about halfway down the old one therefore there are issues regarding noise. The airport is also quieter at this time so two runway use is unnecessary, this will change over time.

User currently offlineMancunian From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 573 times:

Hi all
24L/06R is not being used between 1200 and 1500 they say for this year only .
I was there last saturday at 1400 and they allowed an Antonov design bureau An124 to land on 06R nothing else used it until 1500.
Cheers
Barrie Higham
Manchester England


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