parallel runways

Two or more runways at the same airport whose centerlines are parallel. The parallel runways are designated as L (left), R (right), or C (center). Where parallel noninstrument run-ways are intended for simultaneous operation, the minimum distance between their centerlines should be as indicated in Table I. However, where the parallel instrument runways are intended for simultaneous use, their minimum distances should be as in Table II.
Table I Minimum distance between parallel instrument runways
Table II Minimum distance between parallel instrument runways

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  • close parallel runways — Two parallel runways whose extended centerlines are separated by less than 4300 ft, having a precision runway monitoring (PRM) system that permits simultaneous independent ILS (instrument landing system) approaches …   Aviation dictionary

  • offset parallel runways — Staggered runways having centerlines that are parallel …   Aviation dictionary

  • List of longest runways — Although runway length may be of some academic interest, in terms of usability for airline operations, a runway of at least 6,000 ft (1,820 m) in length is usually adequate for aircraft weights below approximately 200,000 lb (90,900 kg). Larger… …   Wikipedia

  • dependent parallel approaches — Simultaneous approaches to parallel or nearly parallel instrument runways, where radar separation minima between aircraft on adjacent extended runway centerlines are prescribed (ICAO) …   Aviation dictionary

  • independent parallel approaches — Simultaneous approaches to parallel or near parallel instrument runways where radar separation minimums between aircraft on adjacent extended runway center lines are not prescribed (ICAO) …   Aviation dictionary

  • independent parallel departures — Simultaneous departures from parallel or near parallel instrument runways (ICAO) …   Aviation dictionary

  • segregated parallel operations — Simultaneous operations on parallel or near parallel instrument runways in which one runway is used exclusively for approaches and the other runway is exclusively used for departures (ICAO) …   Aviation dictionary

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