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SXM Runway Length Question...  
User currently offlineT7ILS13LatJFK From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 84 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6724 times:

First of all I am sorry if this was discussed at a previous date here on a.net, but I was just wondering about SXM's runway length. I am fairly certain that SXM's runway 09/27 is about 7000 feet long. If this is true (more or less), then how is it that A340's, B747-400's, and other large aircraft can operate in and out of there?
I know that at LGA, the largest aircraft that currently operates daily is the B757, and, on occasion, the B767. LGA's runways are both 7000 feet long as well. Yet we dont see any 747's or 340's flying in and out of there. Just to make things clear, I do know and realize that flights scheduled into and out of LGA are within some sort of maximum distance (from the airport itself). I think its something like 1200 miles maximum; Maybe even less (I guess thats why you don't see any flights going to or coming from the West Coast, for example). Due to less fuel needed for these "shorter" flights out of LGA, this may be why the 75's and 76's are the largest aircraft operating out of there.
Anyhow, I was just curious why SXM's similar runways (length) to LGA's can handle larger airplanes.
Thanks for any info.

-MIKE@JFK


"You Know Dam Right!! & - Winds are 060 at 8, 4 Left, cleared to go."
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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6720 times:

At LGA, the gates allow only limited wingspan. This is not the case at SXM. The larger aircraft aren't needed at LGA anyway. Also, the rwy at SXM is 7700 ft long. Sometimes that can make a difference.


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User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6717 times:

Runway 9/27 is just about 6600' long.....Most of the large aircraft you see at SXM will be making a stop soon after leaving SXM, most common place I've found is Antigua which has a much longer runway IIRC, gas and go!  Smile


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6709 times:

http://www.worldaerodata.com says 7708 ft. As I recall it was less than 7100 a few years ago.

You remember Kahului has a 7000 ft runway, and 767s leave from there on 3000-4000 mile trips.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6706 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 3):
says 7708 ft. As I recall it was less than 7100 a few years ago.

I sit corrected for sure!

3800 NM from OGG to IAH when CO had the non-stop.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

Statute miles, you mean. But supposedly DL did have a 763 nonstop OGG-ATL, and that is 3800+ nm.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6649 times:

I don't know, haha, but I got about that amount of mileage on my OnePass account or so they say!!!!!  Smile


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User currently offlineT7ils13latjfk From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 84 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6601 times:

Quoting Iahflyr (Reply 2):
Most of the large aircraft you see at SXM will be making a stop soon after leaving SXM, most common place I've found is Antigua which has a much longer runway

Ahhhhh, now I didn't realize that. Thanks a lot.
I appreciate the info.
Thanks all.

-MIKE@JFK



"You Know Dam Right!! & - Winds are 060 at 8, 4 Left, cleared to go."
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6377 times:

The A340s go nonstop back to Europe but the B747s have to make a fuel stop actually.

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