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Topic: Runway

  Runway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Runway dimensions vary from as small as 800 feet (240 m) long and 25 feet (8 m) wide in smaller general aviation airports, to 16,000 feet (4,800 m) long and 300 feet (100 m) wide at large international airports built to accommodate large passenger jets.
Runway dimensions are measured in feet in the United States and Canada, and meters are used elsewhere in the world.
The active runway is the runway at an airport that is in current use for takeoffs and landings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Runway   (1947 words)

 Project Runway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Project Runway is an American competitive reality television series focusing on fashion design, on the Bravo cable television network.
Project Runway is hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, and judged by a panel that usually includes American designer Michael Kors and ELLE magazine fashion director Nina Garcia and a third judge - typically a fashion designer, model or celebrity from the fashion industry.
Project Runway takes place in New York City with designers using a workroom at Parsons, shopping for materials at a large fabric store in New York's garment district, and living together in a nearby apartment building.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Project_Runway   (1544 words)

 John F. Kennedy Space Center - Landing the Space Shuttle Orbiter at KSC
The runway is longer and wider than those found in most commercial airports, yet comparable in size to runways designed for research and development facilities.
Although a single landing strip, it is considered two runways, depending on the approach: from either the northwest on Runway 15 or from the southeast on Runway 33.
South of the midfield point east of the runway are the control tower, the orbiter recovery convoy staging area for the recovery team, a fire station and a viewing area for press and guests.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /kscpao/nasafact/landingfac.htm   (944 words)

 Aviation Facilities
Ordinarily, these runways are less than 2,440 meters [8,000 feet] long and have less than 10 percent of their operations that involve aircraft in the Class B category.
Runway overruns keep the probability of serious damage to an aircraft to a minimum in the event the aircraft runs off the runway during a take-off or lands short during a landing.
Runways are identified by the whole number nearest one-tenth (1/10) the magnetic azimuth of the runway centerline.
www.fas.org /nuke/intro/aircraft/facilities.htm   (4966 words)

 Sea-Tac Airport: Third Runway FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The third runway will be most effective for arrivals, because of the extra time planes would take to taxi to the new runway for takeoffs.
But the third runway could be used for departures for short periods when one of the other two runways is shut down for maintenance, or at the discretion of air traffic controllers and pilots.
The existing second runway is closer to the airport terminal, so when weather allows, it will be preferable for both arrivals and departures in order to keep aircraft taxiing time to a minimum.
www.portseattle.org /seatac/expansion/thirdrunwayfaq.shtml   (896 words)

 Runway | News and Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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www.runway.com /news_press.html   (2319 words)

 MITRE CAASD || Projects - 3-D Runway Surface Markings
The increased conspicuity of these new markings might contribute to the reduction of runway incursions, which occur when aircraft on the ground that are holding, taxiing, landing or taking-off come in danger of colliding with other aircraft or vehicles.
Runway holding position markings, commonly referred to as "runway hold lines" or "hold short lines," are one of several important aids that assist pilots and vehicle operators as they navigate on the airport surface.
The failure to visually acquire a runway holding position marking early enough to avoid crossing or encroaching upon it is a known contributor to runway incursions.
www.mitrecaasd.org /work/project_details.cfm?item_id=141   (1245 words)

 NTSB - Most Wanted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Two of these solutions prevent runway incursions by providing a direct warning to flight crews and are being considered by the FAA for functional and operational testing in an airport environment.
One is a final approach runway occupancy signal that will flash the precision approach path lights to provide warnings to pilots on final approach when another vehicle is on the runway.
Runway status lights would be used to warn pilots and other airport vehicle operators that it is unsafe to enter a runway.
www.ntsb.gov /Recs/mostwanted/runways.htm   (860 words)

 USATODAY.com - Monitoring faulted in runway skidding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Braking deteriorated as the jet passed the halfway point of the runway, one of the pilots said.
After a cargo jet skidded off a runway at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport in 1995, the NTSB found 11 airline accidents since 1982 blamed all or in part on snow or ice on the runways.
The pilots said they had been told the runway was "fair," but their tires had almost no traction.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-01-22-runway-skids_x.htm?csp=N009   (930 words)

 Runway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Runway International has been created to deliver high quality outsourced contact centre services for multinational companies seeking to serve the Baltic, Scandinavian and Northern European markets.
Being based in Estonia and Latvia, Runway enjoys the advantages of one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economical areas in Europe with excellent telecom and Internet infrastructure and high technical and IT competence.
In addition, Runway’s geopolitical position facilitates serving the needs and exploiting opportunities that a consumer led Russian economy will bring in the next 5 years.
www.runway.ee   (135 words)

 Justices consider runway dispute
An attorney for runway opponents, however, urged the nine justices to leave the restrictions in place and to make sure the runway doesn't destroy water quality in nearby creeks and an aquifer.
The court is hearing an appeal by the port of half of 16 conditions the board imposed on runway construction.
He told the justices that drainage from the runway will be used to keep the flows up, after the water is held and contaminants are allowed to settle out of it.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /transportation/148928_runway19.html   (1053 words)

 Runway Incursions Brochure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The risk of being involved in a runway incursion can be greatly reduced by improving communication skills, knowledge of airport taxiways and runways, and cockpit procedures.
Clear the runway first, once you have passed the holding position markings (hold lines), stop and ask ground control for directions.
Cleared to land Runway 25L with controller advising "minimum time on the runway, faster traffic in trail." As we slowed to taxi speed, controller advised "Nice job, next high speed, stay with me." I mistakenly took this to mean he was clearing us across all runways and we crossed the parallel Runway 25R without clearance.
www.asy.faa.gov /safety_products/runwayincursion.htm   (696 words)

 Runway Incursions, Focusing on the Technology to Prevent Collisions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When a suspected runway incursion occurs, it is the responsibility of the air traffic controller to report the incident to the FAA.
The FAA investigates the situation and determines whether or not it was a runway incursion and who was responsible for the mistake.
A 1991 "Runway Incursion Plan" was followed by a 1995 "Runway Incursion Action Plan," a 1998 Action Plan and, most recently, an October 2000 "Blueprint." The October 2000 "blueprint" for reducing incursions included approximately 50 recommended initiatives that are currently being implemented.
www.house.gov /transportation/aviation/06-26-01/06-26-01memo.html   (4420 words)

 The News Tribune - Runway ecology (print)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The runway shoulders will be made of asphalt strong enough to support the wheels of the occasional taxiing aircraft but not stout enough to take the beating the main runway will absorb, said John Rothnie, the airfield program manager.
Though the runway itself won’t be extraordinary, the huge fill necessary to bring the west side of the airport level with the existing runways will be.
To accommodate the new runway, Weyerhaeuser Co. had to relocate its corporate hangar from the middle of thewest side of the airport to the south end, where the port has built a parking area for the few private aircraft that use Sea-Tac.
www.thenewstribune.com /business/v-printer/story/5118168p-4659104c.html   (1711 words)

 Logan reports another incident on runways - The Boston Globe
Just a week after local and federal aviation officials announced changes to improve runway safety at Logan International Airport, the airport recorded its 17th runway incident in the past 14 months, the most of any US airport, federal officials said yesterday.
FAA investigators then reclassified the incident as a runway incursion, which federal safety standards define as any time an aircraft, vehicle, person, or object on the ground creates a collision hazard or any time aircraft taking off, landing, or intending to take off or land get too close to each other.
But it continues a string of runway incursions that is one of the more perplexing in the nation.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/09/logan_reports_another_incident_on_runways   (839 words)

 Runway | Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Runway rents, services and supports the newest digital non-linear editing equipment.
Runway also has in-house Avid Edit Rooms and Offices to help you through the post production jungle.
www.runway.com   (90 words)

 Cooper B-Line Design Software
Runway Router is a cable runway (ladder rack) layout design program that works with AutoCAD 2000 through 2005.
Runway Router is a Windows® based program that installs as an add-on to your AutoCAD® system.
Add cable runway or Cent-R-Rail® to you existing plans by drawing a single line as the centerline path of the run.
www.b-line.com /engineer/Software.asp   (645 words)

 Project Runway demystifies high fashion. By Amanda Fortini
"[T]his runway competition is as cutthroat as the fashion industry itself—one day you're in, and the next day you're out," she drones (pronouncing what has become her signature phrase, "You in oh you out").
With each week's runway show, it becomes ever more apparent that while the denizens of the fashion industry may easily inhabit the world of reality television, runway fashion and reality are worlds apart.
On the runway, everything is bigger or smaller or bolder or brighter: the outlandish outfits, the models with their transfixingly inhuman proportions.
slate.com /id/2112645   (978 words)

 NTSB - Runway Incursion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After Air China exited the runway at taxiway T10, the tower controller instructed the flight to turn left on taxiway Kilo and cross runway 27 left.
As the airplane was rolling down the runway, Air China deviated from its assigned taxi route and taxied on to runway 14 Right.
After United 1448 landed on runway 5 Right, the tower controller instructed the flight crew to proceed to the terminal using taxiways November and Tango, and report crossing runway 16.
www.ntsb.gov /events/2000/incursion/incur_video.htm   (783 words)

 Sea-Tac Airport: Third Runway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The contours of the third runway embankment are apparent in this March 30, 2006 aerial view.
A third runway will allow landings on two runways at the same time in all but the worst weather, reducing both delays and costs for passengers and airlines.
Financing for the runway is coming from landing fees paid by the airlines, passenger facility charges (a fee paid on each ticket purchased), bonds issued by the Port and federal grants.
www.portseattle.org /seatac/expansion/thirdrunway.shtml   (1171 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Southern Counties | Plan for Gatwick runway published
The new runway would only go ahead at the West Sussex airport if a planned extra third runway at Heathrow failed to be developed by about 2015.
West Sussex County Council called for the prospect of a second runway at Gatwick to be completely dropped, but people opposed to expansion at Stansted and Heathrow argued it was wrong for Gatwick not to be considered on the basis of an old agreement.
The draft plan published on Tuesday features a second runway 1,130 yards south of the existing one and adds that a third passenger terminal "could and should be located between the runways".
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/southern_counties/4390457.stm   (446 words)

 Buran landing facility at Site 251 in Baikonur
The thickness of the runway pavement varies from 26 to 31 centimeters depending on the loads projected for the particular area of the runway.
The runway was used for its main purpose only once, on November 15, 1988, when unmanned Buran orbiter safely landed here.
The runway was then repaired and the airport reopened as cargo and support facility for Baikonur's commercial operations.
www.russianspaceweb.com /baikonur_energia_251.html   (384 words)

 The Cincinnati Post - Skydivers open new runway
The runway won't be cleared for use until mid-December, but Thursday's gala event featuring numerous local and transportation officials followed completion of the taxiways on the project.
The new runway, built just west of the existing two north-south runways, will be used primarily for arrivals.
The new runway construction was part of a $250 million project that included extending the airport's only east-west runway, which was completed in October 2004.
news.cincypost.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051007/NEWS01/510070335   (483 words)

 You know that third runway? Sea-Tac's really getting it
The port, on the other hand, can free itself from the legal actions that have tied the runway up for nearly a decade and were threatening to tie it up even longer.
The port has been planning and building parts of the runway since 1987, saying the new facility will reduce weather delays for flights that now must land single-file on one runway when sight distances are limited.
The port resumed construction on the runway shortly after the May ruling, bringing in trucks to begin importing and repositioning 9.5 million cubic yards of fill dirt to complete the an embankment.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/187186_runway20.html   (1532 words)

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