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Vancouver International Airport Parallel Runway


Richmond, British Columbia




Associated Engineering was engaged to complete detailed design and construction of the new Parallel Runway in 1992.

The Parallel Runway project consisted of a 3,030 metre long runway, 12 connecting taxiways, and Canada’s first Category III airfield lighting system. Design of the runway and taxiways considered the critical aircraft (the Boeing 777-200), aircraft speed, climate, drainage, grade, and pavement structure required to provide a safe and efficient surface for landing and take-offs. Design of taxiways was optimized to minimize runway occupancy time and increase overall runway capacity.

Other features of the design included a complex materials management plan for reusing fill required for preload and protection of existing utilities including aviation fuel lines.

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connecting taxiways

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