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Old 6th Jul 2020, 23:41
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
Will be quite a pain point departing 09L though as the holding points were never intended to have the space for efficient queue management as it was never allowed to be a departure runway in normal operations.
I suppose the airport will argue in mitigation, and with some justification, that the planned departure rate from a single runway used in mixed-mode will be significantly less than the nominal capacity of the same runway used for departures only in segregated mode, with correspondingly less pressure on the access taxiways and holding points.

Achieving 600 movements per day (i.e. 300 departures rather than the usual 600) using the northern runway, even on easterlies, ought not to present too much of a problem.
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