ZRH
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Problem With Length Of 747x

As I read, the 747x will be longer than 80 meters (80.5). Most major airports have gates with boxes of 80 x 80 meters. So the lenght of the 747x will cause major problems to the airports. By the way the lenght of the A 3XX-100 is only 73 meters and of the proposed 3XX-200 79.4 meters.

cba
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RE: Problem With Length Of 747x

I doubt that half of a meter will cause that much of a problem.

ZRH
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RE: Problem With Length Of 747x

I think a half a meter could cause problems. As I now from the airports 80 meters is the absolut maximum.

777X
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RE: Problem With Length Of 747x

The fact of the matter is, that even with the 80x80 'standard' (which isn't really), most airports (if not all) that will cater to either the A3XX and/or 747X stretch WILL need modifications to gates and taxiways at a minimum.

That is to say, I don't think ANY airports today could accomidate the A3XX/747Xstretch without some restrictions (losing access to nearby gates or restricted taxi access when VLA's are on the runway and vice versa). So, when changes are made the will be made to accomidate the current and projected a/c and in this case .5 meter probably won't mean very much.

Regards
777x

prebennorholm
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RE: Problem With Length Of 747x

ZRH wrote:
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I think a half a meter could cause problems. As I know from the airports 80 meters is the absolut maximum.
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Well ZRH, at least at ZRH (Zurich) it won't matter. Most times, when I have visited ZRH (and that's many times), then the Crossair Jumbolino (ARJ) was parked at some deserted place far away and pax were transferred to and from the gate in busses.
Best regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs

SR3496
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Prebennorholm

Prebennorholm:
Well, that's the problem of Zurich! They just don't have enough gates. You have to wait until the new dock midfield is finished (2002). Then they won't have to park the aircraft at 'some deserted place faw away'.
But I agree with you, it's a shame that all smaller a/c (<321) mostly don't have a gate with a jetway.

Guest

RE: Problem With Length Of 747x

Aren't these arguements the same as those raised in 1970 with the introduction of the 747?????

Offer the airports the passengers and they will find a way to cope.....

Guest

RE: Problem With Length Of 747x

This is just another case of AIRBUSITES knocking on Boeing!

Guest

RE: Problem With Length Of 747x

Nicey nice Bodzio.

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