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Yssy - Txy T1 East Of Txy U, What's Its Purpose?  
User currently offlinekearnet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 230 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

So while browsing over YSSY (SYD) on Google Maps last night, I noticed Taxiway T1 east of Taxiway U is essentially a big fillet to bring aircraft off 16L, which would be fine except the touch down point is just beyond where it meets the Rwy, not to mention I don't know of any aircraft that could land that short anyway and yet require a fillet of that size (Same is true with an incredibly-beyond-midfield take off from 34R)

Can anyone explain what it's purpose is?

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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2949 times:

Aerodrome Chart for YSSY, for reference:
http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/...ations/current/dap/SSYAD01-126.pdf

Quoting kearnet (Thread starter):
Can anyone explain what it's purpose is?

My guess would be that it provides a more convenient exit point for aircraft attempting to depart from 16L, such as aborting early in the take-off roll (or even before beginning said roll). Other wise, they'd have to roll all the way down to taxiway T3 before exiting.


User currently offlinekearnet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
y guess would be that it provides a more convenient exit point for aircraft attempting to depart from 16L, such as aborting early in the take-off roll (or even before beginning said roll). Other wise, they'd have to roll all the way down to taxiway T3 before exiting.

Perhaps, but how often does that happen that'd require a purpose built taxiway? If you needed one for such reasons, wouldn't placing it 1/4 to 1/3 down be more realistic - sort of a compramise of distance vs. purpose?


User currently onlineCplKlinger From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting kearnet (Reply 2):
Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
y guess would be that it provides a more convenient exit point for aircraft attempting to depart from 16L, such as aborting early in the take-off roll (or even before beginning said roll). Other wise, they'd have to roll all the way down to taxiway T3 before exiting.

Perhaps, but how often does that happen that'd require a purpose built taxiway? If you needed one for such reasons, wouldn't placing it 1/4 to 1/3 down be more realistic - sort of a compramise of distance vs. purpose?

I think the main reason for this is so that a larger aircraft (A380, 747, AN-225 and what have you) would have plenty of space to make the turn off of 16L if they needed to quickly. Part of the planning that goes into layouts is allowing for aircraft to exit quickly if needed such that they don't get stuck in a bad situation or block a runway.

Say, for instance one of Qantas' A380 is on 16L, goes to full power and has an engine surge and decides they need to go back to the gate to get it checked. Without the turn there at T1, they have to go all the way down to T3 or maybe even T4, depending upon their max turn radius to get back to the gate. Since they're going to be up towards MTOW, they're going to be slow because of the weight in turns, which mucks up sequencing in the tower. With T1 there, they zip off the runway and back towards the gate.


User currently offlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5807 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting kearnet (Thread starter):

Can anyone explain what it's purpose is?

I'm guessing, but to me it looks like a less sharp exit for wide bodies from runway 34R. Purely looking at the chart the exit to T1 seems a bit tight and U1 makes the turn easier for WBs.

Gemuser



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User currently onlineCplKlinger From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Quoting gemuser (Reply 4):
I'm guessing, but to me it looks like a less sharp exit for wide bodies from runway 34R. Purely looking at the chart the exit to T1 seems a bit tight and U1 makes the turn easier for WBs.

Gemuser

OP is discussing the usage of U1 coming from 16L. In the case of 34R, you are completely correct.


User currently offlinebuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

T1 is used primarily for intersection departures, IIRC.

User currently offlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5807 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting CplKlinger (Reply 5):

OP is discussing the usage of U1 coming from 16L. In the case of 34R, you are completely correct.

So??? I agree with you, but why can't U1 be there for 34R only, ie it's of no use for 16L, but is there for 34R?

Gemuser



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User currently onlineCplKlinger From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Quoting gemuser (Reply 7):
So??? I agree with you, but why can't U1 be there for 34R only, ie it's of no use for 16L, but is there for 34R?

Gemuser

Because it's not there for 34R:
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/bc16665/Capture.jpg

It's clearly there for exiting from 16L. If you're exiting 34R, it makes no sense to try and make the turn for T1 when U1 is right there. Besides, if you extend the curve of T1 around to the runway, it doesn't fit the profile of an exit from 34R.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting CplKlinger (Reply 8):
f you're exiting 34R, it makes no sense to try and make the turn for T1 when U1 is right there.

Further, look at the taxiway centerline. Exiting 34R at T1 is clearly not recommended/allowed or there would be markings for that.


User currently offlinethegeek From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting CplKlinger (Reply 3):
Say, for instance one of Qantas' A380 is on 16L, goes to full power and has an engine surge and decides they need to go back to the gate to get it checked. Without the turn there at T1, they have to go all the way down to T3 or maybe even T4, depending upon their max turn radius to get back to the gate. Since they're going to be up towards MTOW,

A380s couldn't use 16L near MTOW. I'd be surprised if they could use it all. It's doubtful it is long enough to have a full pax load (no cargo) and enough fuel to reach SIN, or maybe even AKL. So why would the taxiways we up to scratch for the A380?

744 isn't much better. The largest plane which uses 16L/34R in normal service (that I am aware of) is the A330. I've never seen an A333 either, but it doesn't mean it can't happen.


User currently onlineCplKlinger From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Quoting thegeek (Reply 10):
A380s couldn't use 16L near MTOW. I'd be surprised if they could use it all. It's doubtful it is long enough to have a full pax load (no cargo) and enough fuel to reach SIN, or maybe even AKL. So why would the taxiways we up to scratch for the A380?

744 isn't much better. The largest plane which uses 16L/34R in normal service (that I am aware of) is the A330. I've never seen an A333 either, but it doesn't mean it can't happen.

I was using "for instance" to mean a general example. I just used the first type that popped in my head. I know that they won't use this runway, I was just using an example. Any aircraft, short of GA types would not be making the turn I described.


User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4881 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Quoting CplKlinger (Reply 3):

I think the main reason for this is so that a larger aircraft (A380, 747, AN-225 and what have you) would have plenty of space to make the turn off of 16L if they needed to quickly.

B747 can use 16L, but AN-225/AN-124 and A380 would never use that runway. And I suspect, B747-8i wouldn't use it either.


If I'm not mistaken, A380 is forbidden to use that runway.


User currently onlineCplKlinger From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 12):
B747 can use 16L, but AN-225/AN-124 and A380 would never use that runway. And I suspect, B747-8i wouldn't use it either.


If I'm not mistaken, A380 is forbidden to use that runway.

I know this, as I said here:

Quoting cpd (Reply 12):

I was using "for instance" to mean a general example. I just used the first type that popped in my head. I know that they won't use this runway, I was just using an example. Any aircraft, short of GA types would not be making the turn I described.

I was just making an example. Using the first things that popped in my head. When I think big I just happened to think VERY big.


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