There’s some short-term adjustments for pilots to make at the Edmonton International Airport.
The airport is down to a single runway for now, with paving work and pothole repair taking place on the other runway.
EIA’s Heather Hamilton says the work should not affect the passengers, just the pilots, as they take-off and land.
“It means there’s fewer options for pilots in terms of having a choice of which way they want to go,” explained Hamilton. “They make that choice based on wind direction and their own personal preference. But, for the passenger, it will have no impact what so ever.”
Hamilton says if the paving work is at one end — or the other — of the runway, they can leave it open as most planes still have more than enough room to take-off and land.
But, when the work is in the middle of the runway like it is this time, it obviously has to be shut down. (td)