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Questions tagged [runways]

A runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft" (ICAO definition).

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What runway materials reduce skidding in wet conditions?

What are the possible materials that can be used on a runway, so as to reduce the plane speed and certainly stop the plane while preventing skidding when the runway is wet?
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Are tritium runway lights widespread in remote areas?

There was some interest in the 80s and 90s in providing runways in remote areas with tritium lighting (which requires no external power, since the radioactive decay in a sample of tritium gas induces ...
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Where does the Departure End of Runway (DER) exactly begin?

I am having trouble understanding the concept of Departure End of Runway. Most sources state that DER is at the end of the portion of the runway that can be used for takeoff (which, as far as I can ...
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What is the value allowed for runway transverse slope?

What is the range allowed for transverse slope for runways used by commercial aviation?
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What are the consequences of turboclair system on restriction due to turbulences?

The Turboclair system basically consisted in jet engines used to warm the air around the runway and dissipate the fog. I understand a better visibility due to less fog allow less equipped aircraft to ...
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Is there an equivalent of the Threshold Crossing Height for departure procedures?

The definition for the Threshold Crossing Height is, according to the sources that I have checked, "the theoretical height above the runway threshold at which the aircraft's glideslope antenna would ...
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How to find runway direction classification, code number and code letter?

I am creating a solution that generated the limitation surfaces for runways according to ICAO Annex 14. One of the parameters that I need is the runway directions classification, code number and code ...