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by leader1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

I can remember that KEWR, used intersection departures for RWY22L @ W. Full length was used by a handful planes. Most likely it is still the case. But this is more likely related to the layout of KEWR 22's runways and possible issues with traffic on RWY 29. Best! EWR still has most takeoffs from Ta...

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by leader1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 52
Views: 3824

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

Starlionblue wrote:
- In some places you might get multiple runway changes on descent, e.g. PEK.


Any reason why PEK switches it multiple times? It's a very busy airport, so I'd assume they'd keep directional traffic flow to specific runways for efficiency's sake. Any other examples of airports that do that?

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by leader1
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 24
Views: 4880

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

Thanks again SFOT and leader1, very informative as always. How strong would the wind have to be from the S or SSW to switch departures to the 28s(due to tailwind component on the 01s)? I was at SFO late May, when the winds were from 200 gusting to 31kts, and was surprised to see a heavy 777-300ER b...

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by leader1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 24
Views: 4880

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

Thank you for the insight! And welcome to this site. My question now is, since simultaneous departures are allowed under 28/Shoreline conditions (I assume good visibility and ceilings, but a strong west wind preventing use of 01s for departure), how come we don't see it that often? Surely regularly...

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by leader1
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Assignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Parallel Runway Assignment

All the answers above are all excellent. I am familiar with YYZ ops, so I can comment on those. YYZ often has periods where it's accepting 45+ arrivals in an hour, so you need two arrival runways. Because of the volume, arrivals need to be sequenced accordingly. Those coming from the North and West...

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by leader1
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Assignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Parallel Runway Assignment

All the answers above are all excellent. I am familiar with YYZ ops, so I can comment on those. YYZ often has periods where it's accepting 45+ arrivals in an hour, so you need two arrival runways. Because of the volume, arrivals need to be sequenced accordingly. Those coming from the North and West ...

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by leader1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 179
Views: 26008

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Right, I didn’t say JFK is the worst or that it runs unrestricted by LGA. But there is no way JFK could handle the volume of traffic LGA would displace. Of course some duplicate flights get combined, but that’s a small part of the Venn diagram. JFK gets busy at times during the day, it’s no longer ...

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by leader1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 179
Views: 26008

Re: The future of Laguardia

It couldn’t. JFK runs delay programs when the 22s are in use and 31L/KE is available for departure. There’s absolutely no way it could also handle LGA traffic. That’s not exactly true. JFK runs far fewer delays than the other two airports, even in the 22 configuration with 31L available. LGA’s loca...

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by leader1
Fri May 22, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 3130

Re: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK

With so little traffic at JFK these days---JFK can handle being a single-runway operation, be it 13L or 4L. A really weird configuration would be: 4R/13R landings, 13L takeoffs. I’ve actually seen this configuration used a few times before. FAA has a procedure for it. It’s very rare, but it does ha...

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by leader1
Sun May 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3493

Re: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?

chunhimlai wrote:
MLIT (DOT of Japan) consider building 5th runway of HND after Olympic
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Where did you find that? I’ve been looking for that graphic for ages.

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by leader1
Sat May 02, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3493

Re: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?

HND is actually the bigger airport - more runways, more gates, bigger terminals and I think it occupies a greater area. NRT really isn’t all that big. Japanese airports also have tight slot restrictions because of the surrounding airspace and noise abatement. Because of the massive travel demand and...

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by leader1
Sat May 02, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 210
Views: 24700

Re: Newark Airport Future

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by leader1
Fri May 01, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 210
Views: 24700

Re: Newark Airport Future

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by leader1
Fri May 01, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?
Replies: 41
Views: 5090

Re: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?

Let's say Boston has much better business diversity this Philly. Also didn't help the city is poor itself. I disagree on tourism. Philly's tourism was booming before this virus hit. Yes, but overseas tourism is not even close to Boston’s level. The stats I found were that Boston attracted 1.7M over...

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by leader1
Fri May 01, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?
Replies: 41
Views: 5090

Re: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?

What about IAD? It’s only a little further from PHL as NYC is. There is some spillage to there, too. Also, let’s not forget that there simply isn’t the same demand from the Philadelphia area as there is out of NYC and DC, or even Boston, which is why you see a lot fewer international carriers there....

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by leader1
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 100162

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Man, how could've seen negative oil prices. Insane. Remember “PEAK OIL!”? I’members I used to work as an energy industry analyst on Wall Street back in the day right during the height of the “Peak Oil!” craze. I haven’t heard that slogan in a while and never thought I’d hear it again. Brings back a...

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by leader1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 210
Views: 24700

Re: Newark Airport Future

[quote="ddaly241"][/quote]

Airspace.

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by leader1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 210
Views: 24700

Re: Newark Airport Future

Actually, that would be in Arizona (DVT), which is the 25th busiest airport in the world, and busiest that only handles general aviation. However, TEB is pretty busy, with about 470 movements on average per day. I could see a situation, however, where general aviation (non-cargo) is banned from EWR...

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by leader1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 210
Views: 24700

Re: Newark Airport Future

ddaly241 wrote:

I heard that Teterboro would be closing in the future.


Not at all. It’s the busiest private jet airport in the world. I think they even expanded (or were planning to) the area a bit to add new hangars.

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by leader1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 210
Views: 24700

Re: Newark Airport Future

I 100% agree. Is there plans for new ATC that can deal with NY airspace better? Not really. There are some new proposed procedures for landings on the 22s/4s at JFK, but I don’t think they’ve been implemented yet. The refurbished 13L/31R at JFK with the new taxiway should also help with arrivals an...

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by leader1
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 210
Views: 24700

Re: Newark Airport Future

A few things I should clear up because there is a lot of erroneous information on this thread. Lots of posts seem to be in dreamland here with no basis in reality. First of all, EWR is not slot-controlled anymore. It used to be, but the FAA relaxed them because the delay situation improved enough an...

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by leader1
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 165
Views: 17759

Re: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020

Does JFK need to build a 5,000 foot runway for smaller aircraft ? Many communities need service to NYC, but can't get it do to the slot restrictions. JFK actually used to have a small commuter runway above 31R. It used to be in the northeast corner of the airport. Check out the following diagram: h...

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by leader1
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 32444

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

How about aircraft movements?

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by leader1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Weather Delays
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

Re: SFO Weather Delays

Delays due to weather have been greatly reduced since the introduction and improvement of .308 (Closely Spaced Parallel Runway) approaches. This change now allows aircraft to be separated by 1 mile between the leading aircraft for Runway 28L and the trailing aircraft for Runway 28R all the way down...

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by leader1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about CDG Runway Closure - 8L/26R
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Question about CDG Runway Closure - 8L/26R

I flew out of CDG yesterday and our flight to JFK departed from 8R, which was being used for both landings and departures as 8L/26R was closed. Last time I flew out of CDG, which was about two years ago, that runway was closed, too. I tried looking up info on this online, but couldn't find anything....

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by leader1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 14113

Re: Bad Night at JFK

Last night was pretty interesting, too - 22L arrivals with 13R (and the occasional 22R) departures in between each one. Not sure I’ve seen that before.

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by leader1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 45
Views: 11185

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

They’re also relocating some radar equipment close to the end of 31R to the North side of the runway. The current location prevents A380s from landing on 31R (and taking off from 13L). The relocation will allow the A380 to use this runway.

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by leader1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29312

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

Just out of curiosity, but is the EWR-HKG flight weight restricted?

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by leader1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 32444

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

Any info on aircraft movements?

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by leader1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats

Ziyulu wrote:
I'm surprised HND made the list. I always though NRT is bigger and had more passengers.


HND is actually the bigger airport. Bigger terminals with more jet bridges, more runways, more passengers.

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by leader1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 6518

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

Not to hijack this thread, but I disagree about ORD. The massive runway reconfiguration and expansion has significantly improved operations, to the point where now it's severely gate-constrained, but not runway-constrained. Furthermore, they've also just opened a huge central deicing facility (2nd ...

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by leader1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 6518

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

I have been reading his posts for 15 years. Just a hunch, If I was a betting man...which I am not Either way, he is the biggest (and to my knowledge) only Port Authority fanboy on this site Just because someone knows how to navigate a website well, doesn't make the man employee... For some odd reas...

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by leader1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 6518

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

EWR, and possibly SFO, need to go to Level 3 as JFK is. But the problem is that JFK has more gates capable of handling wide-bodies. EWR should never have been lifted from Level 3. Even when there was "improved performance", it still ranked dead last in on-time arrival. SFO should have bee...

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by leader1
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 6518

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

Airlines have told me it’s it not just gates. The FAA also refuses additional arrivals and departures in peak times. So it’s gates and then a borderline slot system. Since UA has so many grandfathered slots they have a lot more flexibility, but they can’t grow either as I understand it. This is cor...

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by leader1
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 41149

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure if this has been brought up, but what is the status of the additional 5/23 runway? I had heard that these plans have been put on hold. Any changes with that?

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by leader1
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 182503

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I'm assuming you're a pilot. This is absolutely excellent analysis. I was curious about the new airport's operational procedures, especially pertaining to ATC. When I saw the airport's diagram, I was shocked to see that the parallels didn't have any taxiways between them. Is this a temporary thing a...

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by leader1
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 6018

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Another 13/31 just north of 13L/31R at JFK where the northern cargo area is. Plenty of space there and all the cargo ops can be consolidated at the western side of the airport. I guess you could also add another 4/22 runway between 4R/22L and 4L/22R, but the runways would be really close together an...

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by leader1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 9325

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

I'm sorry if this question was answered above, but I didn't see: will all eight of the runways have ILS? If so, how much will that improve operations in "low clouds" situations? No, 13R does not have and will not get ILS. You can't run simultaneous 13 landings because of airspace restrict...

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by leader1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 9325

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

Just curious, but are they planning on relocating the 13L ILS Glidescope to the other side of the runway? I recall seeing it in some of the initial plans of this project, but I don't know if this got through to the final plans. For those who don't know, the radar's current location is what prevents...

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by leader1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 9325

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

I'm sorry if this question was answered above, but I didn't see: will all eight of the runways have ILS? If so, how much will that improve operations in "low clouds" situations? No, 13R does not have and will not get ILS. You can't run simultaneous 13 landings because of airspace restrict...

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by leader1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 9325

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

Just curious, but are they planning on relocating the 13L ILS Glidescope to the other side of the runway? I recall seeing it in some of the initial plans of this project, but I don't know if this got through to the final plans. For those who don't know, the radar's current location is what prevents ...

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by leader1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Delay Programs (GDPs) outside the US
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Ground Delay Programs (GDPs) outside the US

Canada also has GDPs and you can see them occasionally listed on the FAAs website (https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/). It's only somewhat frequent at YYZ because of the volume they handle. Edit: This is Nav Canada's OIS website, similar to the FAA's. It lists what the major airports AAR is for that momen...

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by leader1
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6411

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

Yikes how bad are the delays at EWR? Basically running three and a half hour delays. EWR is using a straight Runway 29 operation, which messes things up a great deal. EWR 1700 0459 ALL + CZY WEATHER / WIND 216 26 26 042 MESSAGE: CTL ELEMENT: EWR ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1511Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MO...

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by leader1
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR
Replies: 23
Views: 4399

Re: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR

EWR is a level 2 coordinated airport, as opposed to level 3 airports (such as JFK), which are slot controlled. A Level 2 airport is one where there is potential for congestion during some periods of the day, week or season, which can be resolved by schedule adjustments mutually agreed between the a...

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by leader1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-Japan flights to soar dramatically as bilateral ties thaw
Replies: 15
Views: 3294

Re: China-Japan flights to soar dramatically as bilateral ties thaw

So, KIX, watch out! Hordes after hordes of Chinese tourists will soon be overcrowding its terminal I was in Osaka last month and was stunned at the amount of Mainland tourists there. Osaka has become a mecca for shopping and I'd say 90% of the people I saw in the Namba area were probably from China...

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by leader1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 18223

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

How much would it take to set up SOIA/CSPR approaches on 19L/R to enable parallel approaches in IMC? CSPR has greatly reduced delays in IMC when 28L/R are used for landings. Only one of the 19 runways has instrument approaches. I think it's 19L, but I could be mistaken. Landing on the 19s is so rar...

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by leader1
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6411

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

jfklganyc wrote:
11/29 closing at EWR will mean daily Edcts.

It is a big deal. They regularly land on this runway along with 22L


Ha...aren’t there already daily EDCTs?

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by leader1
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Replies: 72
Views: 10598

Re: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system

ZBAD: 1050 during 6:00-01:59 PEK: 1350 during 6:00-01:59 Isn't ZBAD opening with four runways? 1000 flights a days seems awfully low for an airport that could probably handle double that right off the bat (assuming there are airspace changes). Edit: And isn't PEK getting a fourth arrival runway, too?

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by leader1
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6027

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

I'm excited about EWR getting over six percent growth two years in a row. JFK is pretty much flat in comparison when for the last two years their growth was 0.5 and 3.%. Not putting Kennedy airport down, just pointing out the changing dynamics. . 3% is not flat growth. Stop neglecting that to fit y...

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by leader1
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6027

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

EWR is growing, JFK is pretty flat. I'm excited about that, it's a trend going on for the last couple of years. For 2017 JFK grew 0.5%, EWR grew 6.6% So...you're actually excited that JFK's growth is "flat"? I'd hardly call 3% y-o-y growth "flat". But pray-tell, why, in general,...

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