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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:20 am

I'm probably wrong but I believe the largest warehouse in the world is Boeing's facility at 4.3 million square feet. What's being proposed by Amazon is 3.8 million square feet. It's gonna be massive. I don't think this is a center to better serve the local community. The largest Amazon fulfillment/distribution center in the world I believe is around 1.2 million square feet. They might throw in a flight or two every now and then to the airport.
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:09 am

I have to wonder, with a facility this large, if there will be some impact at KEDC (Austin Executive Airport). It only has a 6025x100 runway, but seems to have plenty of room to grow...and it's under 5 miles from this site, whereas KAUS is nearly 30 miles away on toll roads. The 757's would have no problem operating out of there, but I'm not sure how the 767's would make it work.
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:23 pm

tcfc424 wrote:
I have to wonder, with a facility this large, if there will be some impact at KEDC (Austin Executive Airport). It only has a 6025x100 runway, but seems to have plenty of room to grow...and it's under 5 miles from this site, whereas KAUS is nearly 30 miles away on toll roads. The 757's would have no problem operating out of there, but I'm not sure how the 767's would make it work.


I don’t believe the current runway could handle the weight of even a 737.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:09 pm

Wacko55 wrote:
I'm probably wrong but I believe the largest warehouse in the world is Boeing's facility at 4.3 million square feet. What's being proposed by Amazon is 3.8 million square feet. It's gonna be massive. I don't think this is a center to better serve the local community. The largest Amazon fulfillment/distribution center in the world I believe is around 1.2 million square feet. They might throw in a flight or two every now and then to the airport.

Seems that Amazon is building these larger warehouses across the country. I'm just not trying to read too much into this development right now.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:24 pm

Crap, there goes my easy drive down 130 to ABIA. Can't believe I am going to state this, but I yearn for the days when 130 was built in the middle of nowhere.
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:52 pm

According to AirNav, the weight bearing capacity for the runway is dual wheel 101 which should equate to 101,000 pounds per dual wheel MLG, so for a 737 that would be total weight of 303,000. the MTOW of the heaviest 737 (according to Wikipedia) is 194,700. I believe there was a runway enhancement project that just finished in the last year or two, but I can't remember whether that was to strengthen or lengthen, or both. The heaviest 757 is 273,000 (again, according to Wikipedia) and the 767-300 ER/F goes up to 412,000 so they certainly could not utilize the airport as it is currently.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:28 pm

I don't see Amazon utilizing EDC but I do think they would add a few flights in and out of AUS with this distribution center being situated on TX 130.
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:59 pm

Wacko55 wrote:
I don't see Amazon utilizing EDC but I do think they would add a few flights in and out of AUS with this distribution center being situated on TX 130.


There's enough room at AUS for Amazon to build their own dedicated freight ramp if they did not want to use the existing one.
 
 
 
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:02 am

Yes. A220-100
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:01 pm

DL using the A221/A220-100/BCS1 on several flights today: MSP(3x), DTW(2x) and SLC(2x). All were previously not scheduled. Wonder why the swap?
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:20 pm

tcfc424 wrote:
According to AirNav, the weight bearing capacity for the runway is dual wheel 101 which should equate to 101,000 pounds per dual wheel MLG, so for a 737 that would be total weight of 303,000. the MTOW of the heaviest 737 (according to Wikipedia) is 194,700. I believe there was a runway enhancement project that just finished in the last year or two, but I can't remember whether that was to strengthen or lengthen, or both. The heaviest 757 is 273,000 (again, according to Wikipedia) and the 767-300 ER/F goes up to 412,000 so they certainly could not utilize the airport as it is currently.


Same numbers. Didn’t know it was per actual landing gear! Makes sense as I don’t see a 747 specific type of LG.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:24 pm

WN732 wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
I don't see Amazon utilizing EDC but I do think they would add a few flights in and out of AUS with this distribution center being situated on TX 130.


There's enough room at AUS for Amazon to build their own dedicated freight ramp if they did not want to use the existing one.


There is a new facility earmarked with its own connections to the runway.

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