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Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the minimum recommended length of runway is for a Boeing 747 to land and take-off. (234593)

[holding answer 10 November 2008]: The published take-off field length for a Boeing 747 is 3,200 metres, assuming maximum take-off weight and full thrust, and the published landing distance (for a dry runway) is 2,250 meters.