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O'Hare Which Runway Information

Mon Nov 15, 1999 6:09 am

Hi everyone,
Compared to the other two airports with the highest number of aircraft movements in the world (ATL and DFW), ORD's runway structure is very complex. Not some neat parallel runways with the simple system "inboard runways for take offs, outboard runways for landings". So, obviously depending on wind conditions, what is the preferred runway usage at ORD? Which runways are used mostly for take offs and which mostly for landings? ORD controlers gotta be rated among the best of the best.
Thanks in advance,
Bernardo Curiel.
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RE: O'Hare Which Runway Information

Mon Nov 15, 1999 6:24 am

There are in fact three pairs of parallel runways at ORD - 14/32, 22/04 and 9/27. There's also an "odd" runway. The 14/32s are the two longest and there's one over over 10,000'.

No doubt, they are among the best!
 
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RE: O'Hare Which Runway Information

Mon Nov 15, 1999 7:47 am


Most of the time when i'm at ORD the Departure and Arrival runways are like follows.
Dep. Rwy.22L,32R,L
Arr. Rwy. 27R, 22R, 27L
There are planes flying all over the place, wind has very little to do with Dep's and Arr's.

I've been there 4 times and never saw them arriving from the west.

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RE: O'Hare Which Runway Information

Mon Nov 15, 1999 11:02 am

No offence but it think nyc controls are the best, three airports JFK,LGA,EWR
  no offence to ord controls they all work very hard
matt
 
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RE: O'Hare Which Runway Information

Mon Nov 15, 1999 11:03 am

I agree with Mike,the last time I was there moving metal took precedence over wind. The complex runway structure is in its own way efficient. If the pilot lands and can stop short of an active runway,ORD runway structure could actually move more planes than the ll ll configuration.

When aircraft land on the outer runway,(ll ll) they must hold before crossing the takeoff runway. At ORD thats not much of an problem. You have to admit,to have 7 runways on real estate as small as ORD's is impressive.
 
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DFW ATL

Mon Nov 15, 1999 11:44 am

These are not the second and third busiest airport in the world. Americans think the world is only America. LHR is busy them then. And Gatwick is not far off either.
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RE: DFW ATL

Mon Nov 15, 1999 12:33 pm

I think the worlds busiest airport is ORD. DFW,LAX,JFK are not far offf. LHR is pretty busy too.
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Iainhol

Mon Nov 15, 1999 1:22 pm

ATL, ORD and DFW are the world's busiest airports ranked by aircraft movements.
Ranked by passengers, LHR, ORD and ATL are the top three.

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Mike, William

Mon Nov 15, 1999 1:31 pm

That's precisely what I admire about ORD. Its real estate is one third the size of DFW, yet it handles more take offs and landings. I hadn't thought about the fact that there's no need to hold short of an active runway after landing, like in the ll ll configuration. Thanks a lot for your comments!
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RE: Iainhol

Mon Nov 15, 1999 2:29 pm

London Heathrow is ranked #4 in terms of passengers. Behind ATL,ORD,and LAX yet ahead of DFW.

On the operations side,the part we see, (aircraft taking off and landing) London Heathrow is ranked #19 in the world. Sorry, but when it comes to moving metal,nothing tops the US Air Traffic Controllers.
 
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RE: Iainhol

Mon Nov 15, 1999 2:49 pm

Thanks for the info. I always think as LHR as the busiest and I have never been to ATL or DFW but I did not expect them to compare with LHR. LHR has more international passnegers then any other airoprt and Gatwick is Second British airports can move forigeners!!
Iain
 
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Chicago

Tue Nov 16, 1999 3:18 am

I live directly 10 miles straight off the 14R runway at O'Hare and there is never NOT an airplane flying over. And they seem to use 14R and 22R for landings a LOT. And for departures they like to use 22L and 27L. And as for the busiest, I heard that Chicago still has more aircraft movements that any other airport in the world. But ATL does in fact move more passengers. As far as im concerned aircraft movements is tops in my mind. And for DFW, I have never been there, but I heard MD-80's get boring after a while. One more point, Chicago has Midway airport also in its airspace which isnt exactly a calm airport either. My 2 cents.
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RE: O'Hare Which Runway Information

Tue Nov 16, 1999 4:36 am

The most runways bests for take/offs and landings are Rwy's : 09R / 27L; 09L/27R; 14R/32L;

Because they are most used for large passenger & cargo planes L1011's, DC10's, B747's, Md11's, A330's, A340's ....

Small jets, props like as :
Dc9's, B717's, Saab 2000's, RJ70's, etc...... could use rwy's: 14L/32R; 18/36; 4R/22L; 4L/22R; .....

Depending on the crosswinds, weather info's.. high traffic pattern..
 
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To Baec777

Tue Nov 16, 1999 7:06 am

I just wanted to clarify, I believe runway 18/36 is closed. First of all it is to small for larger jet aircraft, and second, I have lived near O'Hare my entire life and have never ever seen an aircraft on that runway except for taxiing reasons. So you guys can obviously count 18/36 our because it is never used.

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