primary runway

primary runway

Runway(s) used in preference to the others whenever conditions permit (ICAO). Normally, a primary runway is designated as the instrument runway.
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The primary runway at CSMIA handles more than 46 arrivals and departures per hour while the secondary runway has a capacity of 35 flight movements per hour.
When the Philippine government took over the entire aviation complex, it began developing Clark airport, including the primary runway to accommodate commercial flights.
The primary runway at Washington's Spokane International Airport will be closed for two days this week for routine maintenance.
Strengthen the airports primary runway Runway 12-30 is one of Southern Ontarios longest runways and investment will facilitate current and future heavy freighter traffic.
He explained that while there is only one primary runway at the airport, they are holding talks with engineers on how to turn the parallel taxi track into a usable runway.
Missouri's Columbia Regional Airport is looking to repair its primary runway and extend runway 2-20, and expects to receive grants for the projects in 2020 or 2021.
Visitors to an open house in December viewed proposals for the revised document, which included the concept of a longer primary runway that would extend beyond the airport's boundaries.
The newer runway, completed in January 1991, spanned 3.2 kilometers and became the primary runway.
Xiamen Air flight MF8667 skidded off the NAIA's primary runway on August 16 affecting at least 681 domestic and international flights, or about 200 regular flights that inconvenienced more than 136,000 passengers.
The closure of the primary runway at Manila's international airport has affected our flight operations to/from Manila.
Immediately upon takeover, the group proposes to construct full-length parallel taxiways for both runways, an additional rapid-exit taxiway for the primary runway, the extension of a second runway and the provision of maximum aircraft stands.
While the primary runway can handle up to 48 arrivals and departures per hour, the secondary runway has a capacity of 35 flights per hour.

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