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by leader1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 94
Views: 12542

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: 2196

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: 5817

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: 5817

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: 5817

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: 5817

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: 245
Views: 35282

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: 680
Views: 170944

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: 4981

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: 8795

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: 8795

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: 8795

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: 8795

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: 927

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: 45
Views: 4962

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: 4089

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: 3010

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: 17502

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: 45
Views: 4962

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: 73
Views: 10010

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: 5692

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: 5692

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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by leader1
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5692

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

No slots=growth. There's no slot restrictions at EWR anymore, if they wanted to go to 2x daily there's nothing to stop them. They might need to be flexible with scheduling due to gate constraints. EK launched EWR-ATH-DXB, then quickly added a second daily flight (EWR-DXB). It’s still a Level 2 slot...

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by leader1
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JFK the only major US airport without a centralized Int'l terminal?
Replies: 48
Views: 8186

Re: Why is JFK the only major US airport without a centralized Int'l terminal?

9/11 played a huge role. Im not saying privitization was a lock, but we were headed towards a showdown. 9/11 and the trade center (and PA) decimation changed the tone, the discussion and the focus. There was even talk of a land swap deal. Airports for WTC site. The PA would then own the airports, t...

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by leader1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Direction Runway Operations
Replies: 35
Views: 5354

Re: Opposite Direction Runway Operations

It happens. As some have mentioned, LAX has this procedure at night. I have also witnessed this at LAS (I posted something about this before) where a KE 788 departed the opposite direction of the traffic flow (LAS was using the 26s, but this flight took off of 8L) for performance reasons. I presume ...

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by leader1
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move
Replies: 19
Views: 5290

Re: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move

Just curious, but how many slots are there now and how many are they increasing to? On average there were 5245 slots per week in summer 2018. They now want to add 4 departure slots in the morning, but only on weekdays, so plus 20 slots per week. The also want to add slots in the evening, but I don'...

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by leader1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move
Replies: 19
Views: 5290

Re: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move

Just curious, but how many slots are there now and how many are they increasing to?

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by leader1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth Isn't Truth
Replies: 24
Views: 1296

Re: Truth Isn't Truth

Has he been like this in his younger days? Difficult to imagine that somebody who really sounds like a nutjob was the mayor of New York and before a high profile prosecutor. First time posting on the non-av forum. I try to avoid online political discussions, but I couldn't resist this. My first job...

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by leader1
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12599

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

I looked up the public information on annual movements, summed them and divided by 365. Then I thought of a smaller number. So in other words, you pulled this number out of your ass? The main point which you seem to disagree with is that air carriers can navigate a more constrained slot count natur...

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by leader1
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12599

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

You're right the operation count is closer to 3500-3600 per day. It's actually less than 3,500 flights per day. I'm still curious how you came up with the 3,200 figure. It's like California water rights in that there is plenty of water available, for valuable purposes like drinking, bathing and wat...

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by leader1
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11978

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

People seem to forget that PANYNJ doesn't just run the airports, but also the Hudson bridges and tunnels, the PATH Train, the ports, PA bus terminal, the WTC and the PA police. LGA is a cash cow for PANYNJ and they need all the money they can get to subsidize their less than stellar performers like ...

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by leader1
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12599

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

It's no secret who is using the ~4,000 daily airspace slots at LGA EWR JFK. It's a very solvable set of information. The truth is the reliable capacity is more like 3,200. So carriers need to move the same traffic with 3,200 daily movements and reliability will be solved (I am forgetting TEB and PH...

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by leader1
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12599

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Currently NYC and Philadelphia are served by 4 airports: JFK (60mapx / 450k movement) EWR (44mpax / 450k movement) PHL (30mpax / 370k movement) LGA (30mpax / 370k movement) All 4 airports are full capacity in terms of both terminal area and aircraft movement, instead of expand other regional airpor...

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by leader1
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12599

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft. The airspace and airPORTS se...

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by leader1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about LAS Asian Ops
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Question about LAS Asian Ops

28? The runways at Vegas are 08/26 and 01/19. My bad. I had a 7 hour delay coming back to the East Coast and haven't had much sleep. The 26s while often preferential for departure due winds have terrain restrictions due mountains. There are near 5000-foot peaks within 15miles of the airport on ~120...

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by leader1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about LAS Asian Ops
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Question about LAS Asian Ops

Sorry...I meant Runway 28 not 26.

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by leader1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about LAS Asian Ops
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Question about LAS Asian Ops

I was in Vegas the last few days and stayed at a hotel with a view of the airport. That particular night, ATC was using 26R for departures and the 19s for landings. However, I noticed that the KE flight took off from from 8L, against the departure flow. Same thing happened the next night - was the s...

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by leader1
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 6880

Re: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO

While I can't speak to the reasons why 1R is used sometimes for Europe-bound takeoffs instead of the more usual 28R&L, it is not that uncommon. Here's a KLM 747 departing for AMS from 1R. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UHy2IVhbUc I was at SFO around that time (late July 2016) and videotaped a...

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by leader1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Capacity analysis at SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Capacity analysis at SJC

Going to add to what I wrote before. I came across this old study by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that has some reference to SJC's capacity. This study lists SJC's runway capacity between 520K-550K a year, which is about 1400-1500 movements a day. I have no idea how they came up with t...

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by leader1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Capacity analysis at SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Capacity analysis at SJC

I really like SJC. It's a nice, clean and compact airport that's fairly easy to get to from where I need to be whenever I travel to the Bay Area. It's not too, too crowded and there are hardly ever any delays. With that being said, I don't know if it can absorb that much traffic from SFO, if that ai...

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by leader1
Thu May 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 7260

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

So, I am not very familiar with the Slot Controlled process/effects. I do know that SFO has always struggled with the weather, but it seems to run ok when the weather isn't bad, isn't that all airports? ORD doesn't run smoothly when there is weather. Would the slot limits be below what they are now...

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by leader1
Wed May 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 12094

Re: New NYC airport

Instead they wasted all that land on 3 smallish terminals, a sea of surface parking lots, a hotel, and a maze of freeway ramps. Good point, hadn't realized that. the economics of flying widebodies over relatively short distances has proven to be a failure. ...which is why I propose a subsidy (landi...

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by leader1
Wed May 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 12094

Re: New NYC airport

It’s called SWF That and HPN. Realistically, nothing will be done to affect the status quo. LGA will continue to be a basketcase with some of the worst delays in the system, JFK won't be far behind, TEB will continue to barely cope, and EWR will only just keep managing to be halfway functional. A l...

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by leader1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping
Replies: 24
Views: 3717

Re: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping

Not sure how this would play into this, but isn't Philadelphia still on the shortlist for Amazon's HQ2? This could be a way of bolstering the city's bid.

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by leader1
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 37
Views: 8379

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

The only major airports I can think of offhand that primarily use the shorter runways for departures are SFO using the 1s for takeoffs and the longer 28s for landings The use of the 28s is common for long hauls whereas the 1s are mostly used for short and medium hauls. At the time of this writing, ...

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by leader1
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 37
Views: 8379

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

You haven't been around much at multi runway airports around the world. Even LHR with only two runways has one that is pretty much arrivals only (09L), Frankfurt runway 18 take-offs only, 25L/07R arrivals only. Many many more examples. That is ATC procedure but the runway can certainly be used... N...

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by leader1
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 37
Views: 8379

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

At jfk and ATL the arrival runway is both shorter than the departure runway. 31L and 31R at jfk and 9L and 9R at ATL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'm a little confused with what you're asking. Arrival runways are generally shorter than departing runways, and that is the case at the airport ex...

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