The runway orientation
is northeast to southwest with full-length parallel taxiways.
Then earning opposition over the allegedly imprudent use of a prime property for an airport that could be built with much lesser cost, BPIA used to have a runway orientation
32 degrees to the left from the now 03-21.
When the wind direction is mentioned, it seems like the runway orientation
should be specified, otherwise it is not obvious why wind direction would matter.
SDFs are often oriented within three degrees of the runway orientation
, but don't have to be.
Hence, the runway orientation
issue would appear to be critical to the overall proposal and therefore needs to be definitively established as soon as possible so that a proper consultation on the final configuration can be conducted.
Assessment criteria included: Obstacle Limitation 3-D plots were used to identify landform intrusion into aircraft approach and take-off paths for the assumed runway orientation
. Topography Gradients of all slopes were reviewed.
Wind-Rose) already obtained from the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Form AC-001 had been collected for completion and submission to Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), guidance materials on the procedures to be followed for development and certification of airport and related technical and regulatory requirements to be met had been collected for necessary assessment; and materials needs for runway orientation
and establishment of Obstacle Limitation Surfaces had virtually been concluded
According to this FAA CFI of the Year, part of the difference boils down to the approach course relative to the runway orientation