Fixed-Wing Runway Design

Runways are the primary operating surface at airfields and essential to fixed-wing aircraft operations. There are many different factors that impact runway design and are dependent on many different data inputs. All components should be determined early in the planning process to avoid unexpected challenges or constraints later in the design development.

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Landing Zone Design

Landing Zones (LZ) for C-130 and C-17 are special use airfields used for aircrew training and contingency operations. These airfields can include a runway, taxiways, aprons, and other operation surfaces. The main considerations of landing zone design are existing site conditions, aircraft type, mission requirements, and length of operations.

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