Concorde Pilot's Plan for Longer Heathrow Runway Secures Patent

  • Proposal would allow jets to simultaneously land and take off
  • Group aims to sell or license blueprint to Heathrow owner

An aircraft prepares to take-off from the end of the north runway at London Heathrow Airport.

Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

A proposal to extend one of the two runways at London’s Heathrow Airport to allow jets to land and takeoff from the same strip simultaneously has been granted patent approval.

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