Runway Extension Feasibility Study – Savannakhet Airport, Laos

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Project Description

DY Consultants performed the task of studying the feasibility of extending the length of Runway 4-22 at Savannakhet Airport to a suitable length able to accommodate Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and BAE-146 aircraft. In accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 150/5325-4A and the aircraft manufacturers’ characteristics manuals, an analysis was conducted to determine the runway length requirements for three aircraft types. Requirements were calculated by taking into consideration the elevation and average temperature of the airport during the hottest month, the performance characteristics of the individual aircraft, runway conditions, and the operating weight and engine type of the aircraft, which is dependent on the amount of fuel needed to reach the destination and the payload amount (passengers, baggage, and cargo).

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