|Quoting Flaps30 (Reply 2):|
Thats my point, because SLC does not have the luxury of a crosswind runway, I wonder which ops they would use. Do they base it on feedback from other pilots who are arriving and departing?
Aside from winds on the approach, as Wilco mentioned, I'd guess that the "standard" configuration is driven by whatever is the most efficient, in terms of aircraft movement on the field and in the terminal area surrounding the airport (probably taking into account noise as well).
For example, BOS
favors over-water approaches and takeoffs overnight, if the wind allows (runway 15R-33L for both, I believe).
EDIT: Just to clarify, by "terminal area" I was referring to the terminal airspace around the airport
[Edited 2009-06-08 11:34:14]
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