i was just browsing through a.net's database and saw a picture where a plane was departing AMS from rwy 18C. i know that AMS does have three parallel runways which are called 18L, 18C and 18R.
my question now: if AMS would build another runway which would be parallel to those other three, how would it be called? 18X?
as far as i know AMS is able to operate these three simultaneosly wheras this is not possible in ATL or LAX. do you guys know any airports which are able to operate four runways simultaneosly?
They would just change the number, here in ATL
, we have 8R-26L, 8L
-27L, and 9L
-27R. Soon we will have 10-28. As for simultaneous operations. ATL
can operate their runways simultaneously in visual weather. Though it must be mixed operations, i.e. 8R & 8L
cannot be used for simultaneous landings, an arrival and departure are required. Only, 8L
-26R and 9R
-27L can currently be used for simultaneous instrument arrivals, departures on the inner runways are still allowed depending on the conditions. Since ATL
has pretty even arrival-departure load, DL
having so many flights a day, this isn't a real problem (actually the airport is very near its 24 hour capacity). When 10-28 is added ATL
will be setup for 3 simultaneous instrument arrivals. Also 10-28 does a whole lot to add poor weather capacity, but not much to add fair weather capacity, because it puts a large strain on the taxi facilities (there are no end around taxi-ways so 10-28 traffic must cross two runways).