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Runways For Only Take Off Or Landing  
User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4372 times:

Why are some runways used exclusively for take-offs or landings? and are there differences between the two?

The one that best comes to mind is the 3rd (non parallel) runway at Frankfurt, whcih is used for takeoffs only. Also at London Heathrow, I think that 9L is exclusively used for landings and 9R exclusively for take-offs.

Why is this?

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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4351 times:

Runway 18 at FRA is used only for takeoffs due to noise and obstructions.

The westerly runways at LHR are alternated for takeoffs and landings...ie: landings on one in the morning and takeoffs in the afternoons and evenings....also for noise considerations.

User currently onlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4340 times:
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It depends on a lot of reasons, weather conditions, access to terminals, noise and enviroment conditions, and others.

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User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 846 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 4322 times:

Many general aviation airports use only one direction for landings/takeoffs (for example Courchevel) due to obstructions.


I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 4295 times:

at KCLE: with rare exceptions:
Runway 28 inbound only (bad weather ILS)
Runway 10 inbound only (summer evenings)
obviously not at the same time.

Runway 10/28 is usually used as a taxiway for departures on Rwy 24L/24R. Rarely if ever do you see a small aircraft depart on Runway 28; I have seen a single UPS DC-8 departure from Runway 10, simply because of rare conditions: 1--the wind was calm, 2--the DC-8 was not fully loaded that day, 3--the UPS ramp is adjacent to the runup for Runway 10.


Up, up and away!
User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34614 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

The new fourth, currently under construction (mid/late 2003 completion), MIA runway will be used exclusively for take-offs. It is easier to run things and in the end of it, often more efficent. Have others have pointed out, various other restrictions may apply in certain cases, such as FRA.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 4248 times:


Runway 21L/3R is used primarily for landing, with an occassional take off here or there.

21/3C is the main take off runway, but during peak landing times it is used for landing too.

21R/3L or maybe I should say 22L/4R now is used for both. It is the longest runway, the only runway that the 747s use for take offs now. It is used by other ac for takeoffs during peak periods and probably will even more so with the opening of 22R/4L.

22R/4L looks like the landing runway during peak times.

Much like Atlanta, L.A. and Dallas, the other airports with 4 parallel runways, Detroit will use the outer mainly for landing and inner for takeoffs.

User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

AT you're right about runway 9L at Heathrow. This runway cannot be used for take-offs due to agreements with local residents over noise abatement.

User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1091 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

so does dfw!

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