#MAD Science# The Endless Runway

#MAD Science# The Endless Runway
The future of airports might look totally different from the way we know them today. 

Dutch scientist Henk Hesselink designed the so called “Endless Runway”. A circle shaped runway circling the airport that allows airplanes to take off from or land at any spot on the runway. The project was developed by multiple European institutes and subsidised by the EU.

This radical new airport concept is based on the construction of a circular runway with a diameter of approx. 3.5 km around an airport terminal. Such an airport would take up only a third of the space of a conventional airport. Another advantage is that aircraft would always be able to take off and land independently of the wind direction, since there is always a point without crosswind on the circular runway.
Landing aircraft can also be routed away from residential areas because they are not dependent on a standard approach path. Finally, the ‘Endless Runway’ concept will enable multiple aircraft to take off and land simultaneously, resulting in increased airport capacity.
Find more information by clicking the youtube link below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufvf0LRLas4

all future to be developed airports are likely to use the Endless Runway.
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