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Engineering and Construction
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Runway Properties Name University Course Tutor Date Runway properties Introduction The landing process of a plane involves several procedures and phases different from the other sections of the flight. The pilot plans for three issues, which include the approach, the landing and the go around process.
There are two categories of landing distance; the actual landing distance, and the required landing distance. The actual landing distance is the total distance taken in landing and completely stopping after crossing the run way thresh hold at 50 ft (Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand 2011). Required landing distance is the distance taken after a factor is applied to the actual landing distance. The aviation authorities in Europe (JAA) and the United States (FAA) have, however, developed standard required runway distance as a measure to reduce the high number of accident that occurs during landing. The landing distance requirements are dependent on the types of plane which could either be air carrier, commuter planes or cargo planes. These landing length requirements are developed in accordance to the manufacturers characteristics based on maximum weights of the airplane. The different landing lengths for the planes are 112800 feet for the air carriers, 9350 feet for the commuter planes and 13900 feet for the cargo planes. In wet conditions the landing length for the air carrier is 7000 feet, 6400 feet for commuter planes and 8900 feet for cargo planes. ...
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