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 single-terminal facility has a 1,500m-long primary runway that can handle ATR42s, ATR72s, Gulfstream V jets and most turboprops.
Significant work on the project which includes upgrade of ILS to CAT-IIIB, installation of associated airfield lighting system on primary runway and one of the linked taxiways will be complete by December 1, 2015.
By far, it's secondary to our primary runway by a long shot," said Schmidtke.
8 million dollar grant to rehabilitate its primary runway.
The 6,500' primary runway at LMAC is also used by C-17 military transport planes, the largest of the military transport planes.
Saab Sensis has deployed Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X, the FAA's primary runway situational awareness system, to 35 major U.
Saab Sensis has deployed Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), the FAA's primary runway situational awareness system, to 35 major U.
ASDE-X is the FAA's primary runway incursion detection and alerting system which is now operational in 35 airports for the improvement of runway safety and efficiency.
She said the construction will not impact flight operations as CSIA's primary runway 09/27 will continue for operations and take the maximum load of arrivals and departures.
The project, which is expected to be completed next month, will mill and repave about 4,000 feet of the airport's primary runway and a taxiway, said Massport spokesman Richard Walsh.
The FAA has approved the airport's request to extend its primary runway, Runway 16L-34R, from 8,400ft (2,560.
Discovery had two chances to set down today on its primary runway at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, but thunderstorms near the shuttle's landing strip kept the spacecraft at bay.

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