|Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 4):|
If the new runway is used as an arrival runway most airport acceptance rates will be 40/hr....if used for both arrival and departures figure on arrival about 32/hr. The simultaneous thing currently requires 4,300' between centerlines and with high update radar which I doubt MSP has you can reduce that down to 3,400'. The PRM approach putting requirement on flight crews to monitor 2 separate frequencies is not the optimum and some operators do not train crews for that so they can't accept it. Just get someone in the FAA and industry to push hard for RNP separation standards to reduce the criteria used when nav systems were not so precise and get it into the fast lane, FAA terms that probably means 4-5 years rather than 5-6 years.
|Quoting Toering (Reply 5):|
Anyone who was there (at the runway event)have any thing to say about it? I was there, it was a good time. I think NW could have cleaned up the A319 that was on display. Goes to show the moral around NW.
|Quoting Toering (Reply 10):|
Hilarious....... Ya, I can see where your coming from. I thought it was sad. Ya, Sun Country is a Minnesota company too, but please NW...... put a little more pride in your aircraft........ Show us Minnesotans, and the world that your a little more that a diry, junky, locked up airbus. I was hoping to see a new A333 or a 753, something cool anyways.
|Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 11):|
As to a widebody from NWA, they can't find a 747 for two days to get paying passengers out of MSP. I doubt they could find a half presentable plane to sit and not make money.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has added a new runway to increase capacity and perhaps lure new airlines to the Twin Cities.
|Quoting Centrair (Reply 14):|
New airlines....? That must be a misprint.
|Quoting NASOCEANA (Reply 15):|
Why does an 8,000ft runway cost $785 million! Thats $98,125 a foot. Astounding! Never knew they cost so much!
|Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 16):|
Yeah, I was fairly disappointed to see N303NB blocked off by yellow tape, whereas N807SY was quite inviting. I think though that with Northwest's recent entry into bankruptcy, and with its mechanics on strike, a lot of people would bomabrd them with questions. There were plenty of people wearing shirts like "NWA Mechanics On Strike" to probably cause tension if Northwest were present at the event...
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