KarlB737
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DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:28 am

 
contrails
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:31 am

Does this mean DFW is preparing for A-380 service?
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:50 am

Quoting Contrails (Reply 1):
Does this mean DFW is preparing for A-380 service?

No, just that cargo planes from the likes of Cathay Pacific 744Fs could then take-off with a full cargo load even on the hottest days in Texas.
 
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:55 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 2):
No, just that cargo planes from the likes of Cathay Pacific 744Fs could then take-off with a full cargo load even on the hottest days in Texas.

It's not like they can't do it now. We already have three runways that are 13,000 ft. Adding 17C-35C just makes it an even number  Wink
 
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:59 am

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Reply 3):
It's not like they can't do it now. We already have three runways that are 13,000 ft. Adding 17C-35C just makes it an even numbe

Yes, but 17C-35C will be extended to 13,401 ft. That's probably around 5-7 degrees Fahrenheit more during which the fully-loaded 744F can take off  Silly .
 
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:01 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 4):
Yes, but 17C-35C will be extended to 13,401 ft. That's probably around 5-7 degrees Fahrenheit more during which the fully-loaded 744F can take off .

If that extra bit of pavement is so critical for takeoff, why are they not doing it on the inboard runways, instead of one that is rarely used for departures??
 
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:05 am

Considering DFW's altitude (relatively low) do those 744F's need the 13,000 as it is?? Even DEN isn't too much longer.
 
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:08 am

Just another example of DFW wasting money. At least we know Fagan and Cox do that very well.
 
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:11 am

>> Considering DFW's altitude (relatively low) do those 744F's need the 13,000 as it is?? Even DEN isn't too much longer.

Remember the first part to hot and high airports: heat !

The afternoon high can easily top 100 degrees F in June-August, and for the greatest flexibility in departure time and payload, the longer the runway the better.
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deltaffindfw
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RE: DFW Prepares For Runway Extension This Week

Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:58 am

Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 5):
If that extra bit of pavement is so critical for takeoff, why are they not doing it on the inboard runways, instead of one that is rarely used for departures??

All 4 runways will be 13,400 feet. The other three are already there.

http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0509/06039AD.PDF

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 6):
Considering DFW's altitude (relatively low) do those 744F's need the 13,000 as it is?? Even DEN isn't too much longer.

Well, given that DEN's longest runway is 16,000 feet, I would consider that a little longer than DFW.

http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0509/09077AD.PDF

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