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Long Haul Operations From SYD Crosswind Runway?  
User currently onlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13267 posts, RR: 34
Posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

G'day folks!

I know that from time to time, when 16R/34L is closed for repairs or due to strong crosswinds, it's sometimes necessary to use the shorter crosswind runway, 07/25, which is around 8,300' long.

Obviously, this must mean some capacity constraints, but I'm just wondering what the longest flights (and largest acft) that can be operated from this runway are? Can they make LAX, or HKG, SYD?

I'm just trying to get a feel for the kind of operations possible from a runway of this length.

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User currently offlineZuluAlpha From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Well, I can't give you any technical points of intrest.

But I can let you know, that while I was wating to catch BA 10 SYD BKK, I saw VS 201 SYD HKG take off on the cross runway with it's 346. It is getting up there in size of eqp and range

CRJ CR7 D10 DHT DH8 DH2 DH3 DH4 EMB ER3 E75 E90 F28 J32 M80 SH6 320 332 333 380 717 732 733 734 738 743 744 752 762 763
User currently offlineStealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3046 times:
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Almost anything can (and does) operate from 07/25, the major exception being the transpac flights, SIN,HKG,BKK all have flown from the cross runway.

It has been pointed out before but the 744 at the top of this page is departing from RWY 25 at SYD, since that photo was taken A380 have also departed RWY 25.


If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 679 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2837 times:

I believe before the 16R/34L's first major extension all long haul flights used the cross wind runway.

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