The Endless Runway

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The Endless Runway is a radical and novel airport concept, which applies a circular runway. The concept of the Endless Runway can generate a breakthrough in sustainable airport capacity by avoiding the physical constraints of conventional runways through shifting the lift-off and touchdown points of individual aircraft.

The main feature of the circular runway is that it will become possible to let an aircraft operate always at landing and take-off with headwind. Whatever its strength and direction, the Endless Runway becomes independent of the wind. When allowing limited crosswind, airspace users can shorten the global trajectory of the flights through optimized departure and arrival routes.

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Some Fun Facts about Endless Runway
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3.5 km
diameter
11 km
circle length
3
available in flight simulators
the endless runway

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For Students

This website now contains information for students that seek information on “what’s next?”. The page contains information on topics that frequently appear on websites and during discussions on the Endless …

ICAS 2014

September 7-12, 2014 The Endless Runway article “Evaluation of Operations on an Airport with a Circular Runway”, whose abstract has been accepted, will be presented during the 29th Congress of …