SEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1034 times:
I was chillin' on Airport Blvd. at SJC right by the runway, and noticed that they moved the jet-blast wall way back so the runway is longer or somthing. What are they doing with the runways there, expanding? Will bigger planes come into SJC anytime soon?
Highflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
I believe that the runways were extended about three or four years ago to accomodate the MD-11 and American's Asian flights. I remember there was a big flack about it at the time, with all the airport neighborhoods protesting, just like at O'hare.
I don't know of any further runway expansions although I'm sure it is possible.
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 992 times:
What they are doing is expanding 30R/12L to 12,500 ft so it will be the same length as 30L/12R. The new runway is scheduled to open early June. When that happens, 30L will be closed for renovation. When that is completed, 30L will be used for arrivals and 30R will be used for departures.