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Runway Of 1066 Metres - Dash 8-300 The Biggest?  
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Hi everybody,

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?

Thanks,

Daniel Smile

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User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 956 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

A 146 or Avro of some sort could land on that length of runway no problem. I suspect there isn't enough demand for one though.

User currently offlineFax From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2000 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.

Pipe dreams I suppose!!

regards

Fax


User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1964 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.

rgds
daniel



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User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

1000 meters? Is that about 3000'?

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

1066m is 3500'.

LY744.



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