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Is there a correlation between airport capacity and accident rates?

It is unreasonable to assume that a busier airport has a higher rate of fatalities compared to a smaller airport. There is just no logical reason to think so. The total number of fatalities may well ...
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Does the angled parking scheme of London City (LCY) increase the number of aircraft that can be parked in the small apron?

The main reason for the diagonal parking is so that the airplanes can taxi up to and away from the stands without tugs. LCY has a lot of airplane movements for a small space so the parking is designed ...
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Was NextGen simulated/tested against alternatives?

NextGen is an FAA programme that strives to modernise America's air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not one technology, product, or goal. ...
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Does the angled parking scheme of London City (LCY) increase the number of aircraft that can be parked in the small apron?

The advantage of diagonal parking at LCY is that it requires a narrower portion of the tarmac thereby allowing for adequate area for the width of the taxi-track. The terminal charts Ground Movement ...
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Are taxiways always one-way towards a specific, fixed direction?

At any given moment they are generally one direction as planes cant really turn around like cars but the taxi way its self can typically support traffic in either direction. Airports do have a "flow" ...
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Is there any estimate of the number of cargo aircraft which can be handled and accommodated per hour at Chitral Airport in northern Pakistan?

By looking at the said airport, one can pretty easily see that the limiting factor will be the offloading time of a cargo plane. The Apron is very small, and can only handle two, maybe three in ...
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How are weather-related limits on arrival capacity determined?

ATC has to keep planes a minimum distance apart, and that distance increases as weather gets worse. You could fairly easily calculate from the required spacing in each case to get an expected arrival ...
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