Runway


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Runway

A slang term for the amount of time before a project, report, or anything else must be completed. That is, a runway is the length of time until a deadline. See also: Drop-dead date.
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Airport officials closed the angled runway as part of the new landing strip project, saying they could not afford to maintain three runways.
New Runway 9L will immediately reduce delays at O'Hare.
The project includes constructing a high-speed taxiway off Runway 4R-22L, a critical feature that will help reduce ground delays by allowing aircraft to exit the runway faster, owing to a more gradual off-ramp angle compared to the typical 90-degree turn.
Among them was Al Maktoum International Airport (IATA: DWC), which was tasked with handling a significant amount of traffic from DXB while the runway and lighting work took place.
One added benefit of the project: Shoulders will be paved, enabling the main runway to accommodate Boeing 747s.
April 2009 -- Airport operator announces decision to open extension to B runway in Oct.
In general, airplanes land on the outside runway, then must cross the inside runway to get to the gates.
Reuters reported that the co-pilot was in control of the aircraft at the time of the crash and may not have may not have been aware that the lights on the correct runway were back on after being at least partially out when he landed at the airport two nights earlier.
Upgrades to the taxiway up to the terminal and the main apron will be complete once the main runway is finished.
New runways could be built at Birmingham by 2016 and Edinburgh by 2020.
Manchester Airport will be allowed to increase terminal capacity, while the White Paper says 'there is a case' for extending the runway at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
The hook can be lowered from either crew position, but due to the Prowler's nose wheel steering design and the position of the hook release handle, standard practice is for ECMO 1 to lower the hook during high pilot workloads, such as struggling to keep a jet on the runway in wet weather conditions.