|Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 7):|
Quoting MDorBust (Reply 6):
Isn't 11,000 feet the recomended length for runways operating trans-continental traffic?
Totally depends on the type and weight of the aircrafts which are being used for the flights...
And also the altitude and prevailing winds in the direction where you're heading. However, it can also be done on a near 10,000 ft runway. As an example, an IB
A346 can do it and go nonstop to MAD
with a good load and it's a 9,882 ft runway on an airport with an elevation of 3,021 ft. So while minimum 11,000 ft of runway would always be recommended for any possible safety margin (if you want a long runway, have a look at the 16,000 ft runway in DEN
), longhaul services can be carried out from near 10,000 ft runways as well and thus, 11,000 ft isn't required per se.
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