Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 32 Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
I´ve been thinking about the runway at my home airport, Mannheim/Rhein-Neckar MHG/EDFM. The runway is only 1066 metres long, the biggest equipment used to far was a Dash 8-300, operated by Cirrus Airlines on behalf of Team Lufthansa.
Can it become any bigger? Or is this 50 seater the maximum? Any airliner jets - Avros perhaps, they´re designated STOL a/c? Is this the shortest runway Lufthansa and their franchise partners use?
Fax From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
Shame Daniel that an operator wouldn't introduce a 146 service. Certainly where I live in the North of England (Leeds) there would be strong demand due to the high number of German ex pats (mainly Doctors/pharmacutical workers).
I have two friends from Hockenheim, one from Heidelberg and they would certainly use a service to Mannheim rather than FRA.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
yes, Avros should make it easily out of MHG. i believe FLR´s runway isn´t much longer in they manage to do so with quite some loads all the time.
btw, this is not necessarily civilian aviation-related, but perhaps it is of some concern.
in the town where i live, there´s a small airfield catering for Cessnas and Pipers and Mooney, and its runway length is a mere 800m and the Bundeswehr (German air force) sometimes brings in some Transall which are fully loaden and take ´em fully loaden. imo, that´s quite impressive since last time a checked, the Transall is not that little an airplane.
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