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SNN and ORK second runways

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:00 pm
by dowlingm
Has an extension for SNN 13/31 or ORK 07/25 (northwest and west respectively) to give more options to 32x/73x traffic in x-wind situations ever been seriously planned? I know turboprops use ORK 07/25 sometimes.

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:05 pm
by Frosty
On occasion even bigger aircraft like B737's and before BAC 1-11's regularly used 07/25 at Cork.

A runway extension for this is really unfeasable as there are roads running either end that would have to be re-routed or tunnelled under.

Cross-winds are not a very big issue in Cork as the wind is predominantly South-Westerly - not making for a very large cross wind component when using 17.

Quite simply the airport doesn't have any money to do this even if it wanted. They need to sort out the ?160m debt first!

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:50 pm
by airoshane
You spoke too soon Aidan. Here we are 3 days later with aircraft doing go-arounds and diverting because of the wind. Gusting 37 kts across the runway!

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:05 pm
by Frosty
Just as well I insured myself then saying predominantly!!

Gusts were up to 50kts last night from the West. What a storm :shock:

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:36 pm
by OW wright
they could have done with the old 23 Rwy (23 or 24 ?) at EIDW today ,wind was 240 degrees 37 kts min 20 kts gusting to 50 kts. a number of aircraft made attempts to land and then had to divert to Shannon and also Aldergrove. lucky enough the wind was similar to Dublin but you have Rwy 06/24 at Shannon.

some aircraft were able to land at Dublin , it's days like today that pilot's earn their money.

correct

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:30 pm
by doyler
OW Wright, Your correct they could have done RWY 23

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:30 pm
by Bearcat
[quote="Frosty"]
Cross-winds are not a very big issue in Cork as the wind is predominantly South-Westerly - not making for a very large cross wind component when using 17.
quote]

Well Frosty, where have you been for the last two months? x w/v'x at cork have been a big operational issue.

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:54 pm
by Frosty
There were reportedly larger aircraft using 25 for takeoff and landing during the recent windy weather. Didn't witness it myself (unless a Citation counts) but heard one Aer Lingus flight request 25 for takeoff over the scanner and heard of numerous others.
Sooo, with such a strong crosswind there's no need to lengthen the runway as less runway is required :roll: Thats my story and I'm sticking to it :lol:

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:43 pm
by ei6265
EIN A320 landed on 25 on New Years Eve...ILS approach to 17, then circle to land. Apparently it had about 30 airport staff members as an audience in the car-park.:lol:

Stopped before the intersection and everything. Pilot 'had the biggest smile' walking out of the terminal. :D