flyPIT wrote:steeler83 wrote:flyPIT wrote:The ACAA board approved an $8 million dollar expenditure to add 2 acres of ramp space for the cargo carriers. I assume this will be to the immediate west of the current facilities as was discussed here a few months ago.
I also imagine this would be erected immediately to the west of the current facilities. Are they going to add another hangar/warehouse/distribution facility as well? At first glance, adding 2 acres looks like they'd be making enough room to accommodate 2x 777s/747s.
So one square acre measures 208' x 208'.
The dimensions of a B763 is 156' (wingspan) x 180' (length)
The dimensions of a B748f is 225' (wingspan) x 250' (length)
Therefore a square acre would fit one B763 perfectly and would be way too small for a B748f. Other variables include the actual dimensions of this ramp (most likely not a perfect square) and will it include a taxi lane?
Considering the above I'm inclined to believe it will be large enough for 2 767s or 1 747.
I believe the expansion is simply to add more space. At the end where QR operates it’s extremely tight and there is very little room to maneuver cargo when offloading a full A/C. Expanding the ramp would give that operation more room and would make it easier for push-back as that hillside is rather close to the ramp. It gets a little sketchy pushing back in the dark in that corner.