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By Peter J. Swatton

ISBN-10: 0470693053

ISBN-13: 9780470693056

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Runway Runway Stopway ~------J I No Stopway If there is no stopway available then the Accelerate/Stop Distance Available (Emergency Distance Available) = Take-Off Run Available. 5 Clearway A clearway is an area which may be provided beyond the end of TORA, in the direction of take-off which is free of obstacles that could cause a hazard to aeroplanes in flight. CAP 168 Chapter 3 Paragraph 9. 5. It is an area over which an aeroplane taking off from the associated TORA can make a safe initial climb and is, therefore, an alternative means of increasing the usable length of runway in some circumstances.

2 lnstrument runway strip (Codes 3 & 4). 3(u). The runway strip is flush with the runway and stopway and is constructed so as to avoid sudden horizontal changes in bearing strength. It is capable of bearing the aircraft it is intended to serve at maximum weight, without suffering significant damage. These characteristics extend up to 60 m (200ft) beyond and 23 m (75 ft) from the edge of the runway on both sides. Beyond 45 m (150 ft) from the centre line the Field-Lengths Available 33 bearing strength gradually reduces in order to assist the arrest of the aeroplane, beyond the envelope, but remain negotiable by Fire and Rescue vehicles.

Other runway design features that should not present a hazard are drainage channels and catchpits. 2 FIELD-LENGTHS For the purposes of aircraft performance it is only necessary to examine in detail the runway, its approach and extended centre-line areas. Next to flight safety, profitability is the major interest of both the aircraft and the airfield operators. Greater airfield utilization is necessary for the airfield operator to spread overhead costs and increase profits. Thus it is in the interests of both operators of aeroplanes and aerodromes to increase the ground run available for take-off.

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