Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6691 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3848 times:
You're asking where one can see two aircraft taking off simultaneously, or two landing simultaneously-- not just one landing as another takes off? I suppose that would be somewhat unusual at a two-runway airport. Seems to me that even at JFK simultaneous takeoffs are not at all common, tho simultaneous landings are.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3805 times:
This is hearsay more than a known fact. If an airport has parallel runways that are at least 1 mile apart, then parallel approaches and departures are acceptable. ORD is unusual in having simultaneous approaches and departures on intersecting runways. If I remember correctly, they have 3 pairs of parallel runways and each pair pretty much intersects the other 2 pairs. This is fine in good weather, but in bad weather the separation is increased and can lead to traffic delays. ATL has 4 parallel runways (maybe 5 by now). 2 North of the terminals and 2 South. The runways closest to the terminals are usually used for departures only, so backed up traffic does not have to cross an active runway. The outer runways are usually used for landings only. If one runway is closed then the rule is not used and I've heard that they were going to build another runway so 4 runways are open all the time. At times a runway is closed for maintenance or for an inspection, which is the reason ATL was going to 5.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
Out of the 7 runways at DFW, 5 are parallel. I routinely see 3 aircraft on final approach simultaneously to 3 parallel runways. Does any other airport have this capability?
ORD will soon have it assuming everything gets approved with its new development plans. If everything goes well, ORD will have something like 6 parallel runways, two of which will be dedicated for take-offs.
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