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Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 10:50 am

Inspired by this topic: Airports With 4 Or More Runways (by Fly-K May 19 2011 in Civil Aviation)
I would like to know how many airports have 3 parallel runways (eg 18L, 18C and 18R not 25L, 25R, 24L, 24R like LAX).

Some I could think:
AMS, JED, FRA (3rd rwy under construction), FCO, DFW, SEA, CAI.
Can you think of any more?

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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 11:12 am

You can add KIAD to that list...
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 11:14 am

ORD, PHX, YYZ, IAH, PIT, MCO, IAD.

PHL and BOS almost have 3 but just miss out if I am correct.

DEN and DTW have the same number as LAX though!!!

This is what quickly springs to mind
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 11:23 am

Bankstown airport in Sydney (BWU) is a general aviation airport with 3 parallel runways! Used to have two cross runways also. I think that one may be unique as a general aviation airport? Even Van Nuys only has two.
 
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Sun May 22, 2011 11:46 am

BNA has 3 parallels, although 1 is almost in the next county...  
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 11:53 am

Add CVG to the list.



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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 12:16 pm

Doesn't ATL have 5? I know the numbers are different, but the runways seem parallel to the casual observer.
 
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 12:17 pm

SJC and MDW.

And what's the logic that some airports assign parallel runways XXL; C; R and others assign parallel runways XXL, R and XY? Example, SJC has runways 30L, R and 29 but they are all on heading 302.
 
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 1:51 pm

CLT as well  

18/36 L/C/R

Quoting FlyingDove (Reply 6):
I know the numbers are different
Quoting lppr95 (Thread starter):
I would like to know how many airports have 3 parallel runways (eg 18L, 18C and 18R not 25L, 25R, 24L, 24R like LAX).


[Edited 2011-05-22 06:51:37]

[Edited 2011-05-22 06:53:46]
 
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 3:08 pm

This is going to be a very long list. Plenty of places have the ARR/DEP pair model (a la LAX and pre-expansion ATL) that put 4 runways out there.

You sure you aren't fishing for 3 parallel that have enough separation to do 3x parallel approaches? e.g. DFW and the way ATL and ORD are now?
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Sun May 22, 2011 3:41 pm

Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 9):
You sure you aren't fishing for 3 parallel that have enough separation to do 3x parallel approaches? e.g. DFW and the way ATL and ORD are now?

Actually I am fishing for 3 parallel with with the same number and the midle runway with a "C"

Quoting lppr95 (Thread starter):
(eg 18L, 18C and 18R not 25L, 25R, 24L, 24R like LAX).
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Sun May 22, 2011 4:15 pm

MIA has 8R/26L and 8L/26R but runway 9/27 is also just about the same exact heading. As it used to be 9L/27R and 9R/27L before the third runway 8L/26R was built.
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Sun May 22, 2011 8:15 pm

What about KLTS? It has 3 parallel north/south runways, although the center one is for STOL.
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Mon May 23, 2011 1:48 pm

Quoting lppr95 (Reply 10):
Actually I am fishing for 3 parallel with with the same number and the midle runway with a "C"

I believe most people missed that part, eh?
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Mon May 23, 2011 2:27 pm

IAH has 3 and does triple simultanoeus ops.
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Mon May 23, 2011 2:58 pm

KPIT

10/28 L, R and C.

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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Mon May 23, 2011 7:21 pm

HAJ, but 09/27C is limited to GA traffic (the other two are fullsize runways).

Another one would be KIWA / AZA with 12/30 orientation -LCR
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Tue May 24, 2011 7:19 am

SIN has 02/20 L/C/R, although only 02L, 02C, and 20C, 20R are used for commercial aviation movements.

The fourth (non-parallel) runway is in the middle of the ECP:

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Wed May 25, 2011 9:06 am

Quoting lppr95 (Reply 10):
Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 9):
You sure you aren't fishing for 3 parallel that have enough separation to do 3x parallel approaches? e.g. DFW and the way ATL and ORD are now?

Actually I am fishing for 3 parallel with with the same number and the midle runway with a "C"

Why do you consider the runway designation significant? If they're parallel, they're parallel, regardless whether they have the same numeric designation or not.
 
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Wed May 25, 2011 9:51 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
Why do you consider the runway designation significant? If they're parallel, they're parallel, regardless whether they have the same numeric designation or not.

Well, technically if they do not have the same number they are not parallel  

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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Wed May 25, 2011 12:49 pm

ATL has 5 runways

8L/26R
8R/26L
9L/27R
9R/27L
10/28

and they all have exactly the same heading (94.4/274.4 degrees) so they are parallel,
they just don't fit what the OP wanted.
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Wed May 25, 2011 1:20 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 19):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
Why do you consider the runway designation significant? If they're parallel, they're parallel, regardless whether they have the same numeric designation or not.

Well, technically if they do not have the same number they are not parallel

Not correct. Runways are often parallel but are given a one digit difference in numeric designation to avoid confusion with the use of L/R/C, especially when one or more of the parallel runways are located very far apart.
 
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Wed May 25, 2011 1:41 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 19):
Well, technically if they do not have the same number they are not parallel  

In some ways its a logistical thing -- especially for those places that have 4 parallel runways. What are you going to do, have L, LC, RC, R?

In others, it's a psychological thing. If the runways are grouped 2 + 1, you might name the pair with the same number and give the solo one a different number. The human mind perceives the separation (such as a terminal in the way) and naturally expects a designation difference.
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Wed May 25, 2011 8:44 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
Why do you consider the runway designation significant?

Because I am looking for airports that designate the runways L, C, R and for this they can only have 3 runways...? or are there airports with 4 parallel runways whose designation is the designation below?

Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 22):
L, LC, RC, R?
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Thu May 26, 2011 12:36 pm

Quoting lppr95 (Reply 23):
or are there airports with 4 parallel runways whose designation is the designation below?

No, so the only tricky part of this is the MIA/PHX/STL model, where you have 3 parallels but they do not use the L/C/R designation. 4 parallels will always use different numbers. Generally, airports like MIA and PHX use that numbering because the two with the same number are close together whilst the one with a different number is farther away, often on the other side of the terminal. At airports like CVG, CLT or BNA, the runways are more equally distributed (or, as is the case at MDW, quite close together).
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Fri May 27, 2011 6:54 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 24):
Quoting lppr95 (Reply 23):
or are there airports with 4 parallel runways whose designation is the designation below?

No, so the only tricky part of this is the MIA/PHX/STL model, where you have 3 parallels but they do not use the L/C/R designation. 4 parallels will always use different numbers. Generally, airports like MIA and PHX use that numbering because the two with the same number are close together whilst the one with a different number is farther away, often on the other side of the terminal.

YYZ is also like that. There are 2 north-south parallel runways numbered 15-33 (L and R) and 3 east-west parallel runways, 2 of which are fairly close together and numbered 06-24 (L and R). The 3rd one is on the opposite side of the airport about 2 miles away and is numbered 05-23.
 
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Fri May 27, 2011 10:33 pm

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Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 20):
ATL has 5 runways
Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 4):
BNA has 3 parallels, although 1 is almost in the next county...

71Z is correct. ATL also spans 2 counties, Fulton and Clayton, with 3 of the 5 runways being in Clayton County.
 
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RE: Airports With 3 Parallel Runways

Fri May 27, 2011 11:54 pm

Quoting FlyingDove (Reply 6):
Doesn't ATL have 5? I know the numbers are different, but the runways seem parallel to the casual observer.

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