VS4ever wrote:33lspotter wrote:iyerhari wrote:On another completely different topic - Can Logan handle parallel takeoffs and landings? I have seen the runways getting changed many times - how and when does ATC determine which runway to use? The reason I ask is I have mostly had my flights take the 15L/33R but on occasions have taken the 4L/22R that I believe goes through Winthrop. Appreciate any expert feedback.
4R/4L can and do handle parallel landings but I believe takeoffs are usually on 9 when that happens. I have been on aircraft as large as an A320 landing on 4L, and I was on a WN 737 last year that landed 22R, which is extremely rare for a jet. I have seen both 22R and 22L used simultaneously for takeoffs and landings, respectively, although I am not sure if I there are requirements as far as sequencing goes to make that happen — sometimes the majority of departures will go from 22R but a long haul flight to Asia will go from 22L, but I don’t think you can have parallel take offs from 22R and 22L because those departures both have to turn left for noise abatement right after takeoff.
The link another poster provided in terms of runway operations is pretty solid, but the one thing that grinds my gears is that it claims that 15R is used for landings as part of the SE configuration. 15R is hardly ever used for arrivals, probably less than 10% of the time in SE configuration in my observations — the SE configuration has departures from 15R and 9 but the majority of landings are to 4R. I know 15R has an offset localizer and so they don’t like to use it for arrivals but I am not sure why the document lists 15R arrivals as being part of a configuration when in fact that configuration uses a different arrival runway 90% of the time.
Not only do Massport publish their “how we operate”, they also publish (for jets only) all the arrivals and departures on which runways every month
Latest info is April 18 and can be found at this link
http://www.massport.com/media/2793/apri ... or-web.pdf
The use of the parallel runways for simultaneous landings can only be in VFR weather. The runways are not far enough apart to allow parallel simultaneous instrument approaches.