|Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 15):|
SNA needs one. It would be bad news if a plane overran the runway and fell down on the 73.
has 1,000' RSA's and does not need one.
San Diego (SAN
) actually needs two of them and is getting one next year for RWY 27. The FAA is evaluating runway 9 and doing so will cut SAN
's runway down about 400' at the East end because it would have to support a 767. Its more likely SAN
will be getting a secondary single runway airport as a suppliment to SAN
because Miramar is not on the table, and they would remove a total of 1,700' to return SAN
to pre 1978 runway length of 8,400' with about 6,600' landing to get rid of obstruction issues (displacing runway 27 another 1,000'). It was waivered when the jet age came in. This would effectively limit the type of aircraft used to 737/A320's forcing most carriers to a new facility. San Diego has to take what they can get in terms of a new airport. If they can't get a new two runway facility, they need to get another single runway airport (perhaps East Miramar or North County). Not the same as Dallas as San Diego would actually "require" the two airports to meet demand and the airports would work in tandem.