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Why is the runway at Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport so long and wide?

The runway is designed for flight testing. Zhukovsky airport and Edwards Air Force Base also have a very long, low altitude runway for the same reason. If you are testing a large or fast aircraft, ...
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Is there a specific name for an airport gate at ground level?

The parking spot of the aircraft on the ramp is commonly called a "stand". The exit to the ramp (either directly to the aircraft via a jetbridge or to say a bus stop) is typically called a ...
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