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1Government College Of Engineering, Aurangabad. In Pursuit Of Global CompetitivenessAIRPORT RUNWAY Presented By- Nikhil Pakwanne

1AIRPORT RUNWAYRunwayRectangular-shaped, paved surfaces on an airport, designed for the landing or takeoff of airplanes.

Runways may be a man-made surface (often asphalt concrete, or a mixture of both) or a natural surface (grass, dirt, gravel, ice, or salt).

RunwayRunway DesignationsBased on a runways magnetic heading, using the 360 degree compass system

Runways may be used in two opposite directions

All runways have TWO runway designations

Runway DesignationsThe pictured runway is oriented in the north-south direction

The pictured runway would be designated Runway 18/36

Runway Incursion Avoidance Definition of a Runway Incursion:any occurrence at an airport involving an aircraft, vehicle, person, or object on the ground that creates a collision hazard or results in loss of separation with an aircraft taking off or intending to land

Primarily caused by errors associated with clearances, communication, airport surface movement, and positional awareness.

Runway Incursion Avoidance Examples of an incursion:an aircraft or vehicle crossing in front of a: landing aircraft or aircraft taking offan aircraft or vehicle: crossing the runway-holding position marking;unsure of its position and entering an active runway;passing behind an aircraft or vehicle that has not vacated the runway.failure to follow an air traffic control instructionRunway lengthA runway of at least 6,000ft (1,800m) in length is usually adequate for aircraft weights below approximately 200,000 lb (90,000 kg). Larger aircraft including wide bodies will usually require at least 8,000ft (2,400m) at sea level and somewhat more at higher Altitude airports. International wide body flights, which carry substantial amounts of fuel and are therefore heavier, may also have landing requirements of 10,000ft (3,000m) or more and takeoff requirements of 13,000ft (4,000m).

At sea level, 10,000ft (3,000m) can be considered an adequate length to land virtually any aircraft. An aircraft will need a longer runway at a higher altitude due to decreased density of air at higher altitudes, which reduces lift and engine power, requiring higher take-off and landing speedRunway lengthRunway Surface Markings Runway surface markings are white in colour

The runway centerline is a broken white stripe which indicates the center of the runway and provides alignment guidance for aircraft.

Runway Surface Markings The runway edge-line is an unbroken white stripe indicating the edges of the runway, and the edges of the full-strength pavement.

Runway Surface Markings Runway threshold markings identify the beginning of the runway which is available for landing.

Runway Surface Markings Runway Surface MarkingDisplaced Threshold:A threshold that is moved back usually due to obstructions, such as trees, powerlines, or buildings off the end of the runway.This might prohibit you from making a normal descent to landing on the initial portion of the pavements.

Runway MarkingsDisplaced Threshold:

Runway MarkingsBlast Pad/Stopway Area:Sometimes referred to as an overrun, it is different from the area preceding a displaced threshold because it cannot be used for landing, takeoff, or taxiing.

The blast pad is where propeller or jet blast can dissipate without creating a hazard to others.

The overrun aspect comes in the fact that the blast pad is paved, allowing aircraft more room to come to a stop after an aborted takeoff.

Runway MarkingsBlast Pad/Stopway Area:

Runway Lighting

Runway Edge Lights:-

Single row of white lights bordering each side of runway and lights identifying the runway threshold

Three Intensity Levels: High Intensity (HIRLs), Medium Intensity runway lights (MIRLs), and Low intensity runway lights (LIRLs)

Elevated edge-lights identify the runway edges during adverse visibility conditions

Some are Pilot Controlled, some ATC controlled

Approach Lighting SystemsREILs (Runway End Identifier Lights)High intensity white strobe lights that are places on each side of the runway to mark the threshold.

Approach Lighting SystemsIn-Runway LightingSome precision approach lighting systems have lights mounted flush with the surface of the runway.The runway centerline lighting system (RCLS) is white until the last 3,000 ft. From the 3,000 ft. point to the 1,000 ft. point, alternating red and white lights appear.The remaining 1,000 ft. are red lights.

Touchdown Zone LightingTwo rows of transverse light bars on either side of the runway centerline starting at 100 ft. from the threshold and extending 3,000 ft. or to the midpoint of the runway.Approach Lighting SystemsIn -Runway Lighting:

Taxiways A paved surface designed for the movement of aircraft from one part of the airport to anotherTaxiway Surface MarkingsALL taxiway surface markings are yellow.Taxiway centerline markings indicate the center of the taxiway.

Double yellow taxiway edge-lines indicate the edges of the taxiway as well as the edge of full-strength pavement

Taxiway Surface Markings

Taxiway Shoulder Markings consist of transverse stripes extending from the taxiway edge markings into paved areas which are not intended for aircraft use paved areas which are unsuitable for aircraft may be painted green.

Taxiway Surface MarkingsTaxiway Surface Markings

Runway Hold Lines are located on taxiways which intersect runwaysAll aircraft and vehicles must hold short of the runway at the hold line.

Hold Lines are located at the intersection of a taxiway and a runway.

Aircraft/vehicles must hold on the solid side of the hold line.Taxiway Surface Markings

Taxiway Lighting Taxiway edge-lights are blue in colorTaxiway edge lighting identifies the edge of a taxiway during periods of darkness or reduced visibility.

Taxiway Lighting In-pavement: Taxiway centerline lights are green in color

Taxiway Lighting

Elevated Runway Guard Lights consist of two alternating, flashing yellow lights Two Types: Elevated and In-Pavement

Runway Guard Lights Taxiway LightingIn-pavement Runway Guard Lights consist of flashing yellow lights, which extend across the taxiway, parallel to the hold line

Runway Guard Lights Taxiway LightingIn-pavement Runway Guard LightsExtend across hold line

Taxiway Lighting

A paved surface used for access between taxiways and Ramp (gate) areasTaxilanes (Alleys/Alleyways)Taxilane Surface MarkingsTaxilanes have either solid white or yellow lead-in lines

Ramp/Apron Area Surface MarkingsWing-clearance lines are white or red.

Active RunwayThe active runway is the runway at an airport that is in use for takeoffs and landings. Since takeoffs and landings are usually done as close to "into the wind" as possible, wind direction generally determines the active runway. Selection of the active runway, however, depends on a number of factors. At a non-towered airport, pilots usually select the runway most nearly aligned with the wind, but they are not obliged to use that particular runway. At controlled airports, the active is usually determined by a tower supervisor.

Active runway At major airports with multiple runways, the active could be any of a number of runways. At major airports, the active runway is based on weather conditions (visibility and ceiling, as well as wind, and runway conditions such as wet/dry or snow covered), efficiency, traffic demand and time of day

Section of runwayThe Runway Safety Area is the cleared, smoothed and graded area around the paved runway. It is kept free from any obstacles that might impede flight or ground roll of aircraft.The Runway is the surface from threshold to threshold, which typically features threshold markings, numbers, centerlines, but not overrun areas at both ends.

Runway safety Types of runway safety incidents include:

Runway excursion - an incident involving only a single aircraft, where it makes an inappropriate exit from the runway.Runway overrun - a type of excursion where the aircraft is unable to stop before the end of the runway Runway incursion - an incident involving incorrect presence of a vehicle, person or another aircraft on the runway Runway confusion - an aircraft makes use of the wrong runway for landing or take-off

PavementThe choice of material used to construct the runway depends on the use and the local ground conditions. For a major airport, where the ground conditions permit, the most satisfactory type of pavement for long-term minimum maintenance is concrete.

Although certain airports have used reinforcement in concrete pavements, this is generally found to be unnecessary, with the exception of expansion joints across the runway where a dowel assembly, which permits relative movement of the concrete slabs, is placed in the concrete Post-tensioning concrete has been developed for the runway surface. This permits the use of thinner pavements and should result in longer concrete pavement life.

PavementPavement surfaceRunway pavement surface is prepared and maintained to maximize friction for wheel braking. To minimize hydroplaning following heavy rain, the pavement surface is usually grooved so that the surface water film flows into the grooves and the peaks between grooves will still be in contact with the aircraft tires.

ASP: AsphaltBIT: Bituminous Asphalt or TarmacBRI: Bricks (no l


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