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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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But intriguing evidence has emerged which raises the question of whether there was indeed a second runway many years ago.
There is the critical factor of obstacles and geographic constraints for most downhill runways. Sloped one-way airstrips usually have significant terrain and obstruction factors constraining the departure.
Visual cues include verifying right versus left runways; runway magnetic orientation; location of the VASI or PAPI; offset thresholds, and known landmarks relative to the airport or runway.
"For runways specifically, especially at an airport like Kotzebue, for example, where there are no roads to the adjacent communities, you have to keep that runway open," Limb says.
RAWALPINDI -- One of the runways of the Islamabad International Airport has been closed as a 'dip' appeared on it is being repaired by the authorities concerned.
DUBAI: With Dubai Airports set to shut one of its runways for 45 days from April 16, passengers flying out of Dubai have been urged to double check their flights and airports before departure.
Arcega added that the interrupted flights had already safely landed in their respective runways.
Airport chief executive Mr Wingate told the last meeting of Gatcom -- the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee - that Gatwick Airport Ltd (GAL) was investigating the potential of the airport's two runways.
The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and marking which helps to create thousands of jobs.
Before the latest project, PHX had already installed LED runway guide lights, amber flashing lights and illuminated signage on 08/26--which, at 11,490x150ft (3,502x45.7m)--is the longest of the airport's three runways.
Until the opening of the new runway, aircraft used to operate from runways located adjacent to the old airport terminal building which is now the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on land since redeveloped to become the Liverpool International Business Park.
"While there is still a lot of work to be done, by August, we will be well placed to resume the strong growth achieved so far this year with new runways that can accommodate more aircraft while improving efficiency and the service to our passengers."