Circular runways

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With the banked character of the runway, the wingtips and engines are closer to the ground than currently is the case.

But the bank angle is designed such that even the most constrained aircraft (Boeing 747 and Airbus A380) will be able to land.

Still, there is less margin for error than is currently the case. Pilots will need automated support for take-off and landing… More at the BBC.

What a brilliant idea. So much to think about before it could become real, but I love this kind of thinking. Thanks to Sami.

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