Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:26 pm #1801649
Overflight wrote:There's fundamental problems with the move to Cranfield, actually several:
Runway length and strength - Cambridge is some 2,000 metres (LDA of 1,742m) which is only just enough some of the heavy metal they see and has a PCN of 50 vs. Cranfield which is circa 1,800m (1,672 LDA) and only a PCN of 30 - it's not long enough, nor strong enough. In previous development plans, Cranfield did envisage a runway extension however - but not strengthening of the whole runway.
I also wondered about the runway length and strength. Perhaps this possible move will change plans a little and they might lengthen and also strengthen the runway if this gives them reason to.