squirrel83
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SXM Expanding Runway?

Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:31 pm

In the following photo look at the end are they adding on to the runway?


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RE: SXM Expanding Runway?

Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:34 pm

Yes sir, unfortunately they are. To my knowaldge they are doing this to both sides of the runways which means that in the future no Maho Beach


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They are expanding the runway and also adding a taxi way!

You can check out the airports website for some more info.

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RE: SXM Expanding Runway?

Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:41 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 1):
Yes sir, unfortunately they are. To my knowaldge they are doing this to both sides of the runways which means that in the future no Maho Beach

I don't think that statement is quite true. What I know (told by employees and spotters at the sunset beach bar last month when I was there) is that the runway extension is taking place on runway 27 which is the one shown in the pic. They are reclaiming land from Simpson's Lagoon, which is a dutch especiallity by the way...

There's no way to extend the runway at the Maho Beach side, simply because the road between the beach and the runway is the only road access to that part of the island. There's plenty of space to reclaim at the other side of the airport by the lagoon.

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RE: SXM Expanding Runway?

Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:35 am

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):
There's no way to extend the runway at the Maho Beach side, simply because the road between the beach and the runway is the only road access to that part of the island.

But the plan certainly exists.

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Whether this will actually be built I don't know. But it seems that the other end of the runway is already being extended.
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RE: SXM Expanding Runway?

Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:42 am

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 3):
Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):
There's no way to extend the runway at the Maho Beach side, simply because the road between the beach and the runway is the only road access to that part of the island.

Mabe they will build an underground acess road to the other side. Dreadful. I hope this never happens
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RE: SXM Expanding Runway?

Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:00 am

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