Business aircraft manufacturers pay close attention to runway performance because potential customers want to know if they'll be able to land at the general aviation airports closest to their regular business destinations. Of the 5,000+ public-use airports in the U.S., only about 760 have runways that are 6,000 ft. or longer. So aircraft that need that much pavement are far more limited in the number of airports available than those that need less. For example, there are 2,300+ U.S. ...


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