Is it possible that TORA is not the same for both directions on a single runway?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean one the same runway in opposite directions? $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ yes, same runway in opposite direction. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 23:27

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Yes. If you look at the information for London Gatwick as an example, 08R has a TORA of 3159 meters, whereas 26L has a TORA of 3255 meters.


  • $\begingroup$ How about runway length for both runways? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 22:18
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    $\begingroup$ The strip of grass or tarmac will be the same length from whichever end you measure it. However, there are a host of factors that affect the runway available for takeoff and landing. You can see some other measures in the linked document headed TODA (take off distance available), ASDA (accelerate stop distance available) and LDA (landing distance available). If you want more information on how any of those are calculated, you should ask a new question :) $\endgroup$
    – webdevduck
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 22:32

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