AmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2722 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
It seems very few heavies use RWY27R at O'Hare; is there a reason for this? When the winds are westerly, widebodies can regularly be seen landing on RWY28 and RWY27L but almost none on 27R. Lengthwise, there is no major difference between the 27s - is it because of the longer taxi times associated with 27R?
Acey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1448 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
A captain I flew with last week has a running app on his phone and just out of curiosity he turned it on just as we were taking the high-speed off 27R. From there to the G concourse it is 4.2 miles and took 16 minutes. Not a fan of landing 27R.
loggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 665 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2681 times:
If you listen to liveATC you will hear most of the heavies request runway 10/28 with the center before being handed off to approach. Any that get 27R will typically say "unable 27R, request 28." 27R is the runway usually assigned to flights arriving from the NW or NE (ie. transatlantic) on the WYNDE or BULLZ arrivals. I would think they barely have the required performance for a landing on 27R, but coupled with crew fatigue, 10/28 is a much safer option, and I've never heard ATC not give it to them. UAL and AA are the only heavies I've seen land on 27R and a 767 is the largest I have seen. All the international carriers end up with 28. Many of them take 22R though, when assigned, so I imagine the margins are close for 27R.
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Acey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1448 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
I've heard them get denied 28 before. It was actually pretty funny, British checked on and asked for 28 and the controller came back on and just said "no" and moved on to another plane. I see heavies use 4R and the 14s fairly often as well, but with O'Hare it's hard telling what they'll use on a given day with all those runways.
26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 745 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
I landed 27R a few months back to taxi to the GA/Cargo ramp. The taxi route was ridiculously long (over 15mins) via the west side and then back across the airline ramp. I queried the controller about this route and he explained the procedure is for taxiing aircraft to cross as few runways as possible...therefore the circuitous route.
Since then I always hope to avoid landing on 27R but it's not up to me....unfortunately.
If its a hassle for me it's likely a hassle for ATC too.
pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3117 posts, RR: 11 Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2294 times:
I would imagine it has more to do with the turn off. Even in a 170 the turn from the runway to the parallel taxiway is pretty sharp. It's also a shorter runway, with a long taxi. Hot brakes could be a major issue on a heavy jet.