FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

Why are the PSZs at either end of the runway of a different size?

The risk assessment underpinning the design of PSZs takes account of the normal direction that aircraft land and take off at an airport. This is because the risks from aircraft taking off and landing are not the same. The direction in which a runway is built and used is largely determined by the prevailing wind direction as aircraft normally land and take off into the wind. As a result it is not unusual for a PSZ at one end of a runway to be generally a little larger than the PSZ at the other end.


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