Airport Engineering Mcqs

This set of Civil Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “ Airport Engineering ”. These Mcqs are chosen from a collection of most authoritative and best reference books on Civil Engineering. Our aim is to prepare an individual for competitive exams like NTS, GAT, ECAT, University and College entrance exams, Jobs and interviews. One should practice our MCQS to assimilate Airport Engineering comprehensively.

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An airport has 4 gates. If the weighted average gate occupancy time is 30 minutes and gate utilisation factor is 0.5, then the capacity of the gate will be___________________?

1 aircraft per hour

2 aircrafts per hour

4 aircrafts per hour

16 aircrafts per hour

The engine failure case for determining the basic runway length may require________________?

Only clearway

Only stop way

Either a clearway or a stopway

Either a clearway or a stopway or both

If the monthly mean of average daily temperature for the hottest month of the year is 25° C and the monthly mean of the maximum daily temperature of the same month of the year is 46° C, the airport reference temperature is____________________?





As per ICAO recommendation, the rate of change of longitudinal gradient per 30 m length of vertical curve for A and B type of airports is limited to a maximum of__________________?

0.1 %


0.3 %


As per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommendation, minimum width of safety area for instrumental runway should be_________________?

78 m

150 m

300 m

450 m

The total length of a runway is 1000 m. The elevation at distance 0,200 m, 400 m, 600 m, 800 m and 1000 m are 100.0 m, 99.2 m, 101.0 m, 101.8 m, 101.4 m and 101.0 m respectively. The effective gradient of runway will be______________?



0.43 %


The capacity of parallel runway pattern depends upon______________?

Weather conditions and navigational aids available

Lateral spacing between two runways and weather conditions

Lateral spacing between two runways and navigational aids available

Lateral spacing between two runways, weather conditions and navigational aids available

As per ICAO, for A, B, and C type of airports, maximum effective, transverse and longitudinal grades in percentage respectively are______________?

1.0, 1.5 and 1.5

1.0, 1.5 and 2.0

1.5, 1.5 and 2.0

2.0, 2.0 and 2.0

The length of runway under standard conditions is 2000 m. The elevation of airport site is 300 m. Its reference temperature is 33.05°C. If the runway is to be constructed with an effective gradient of 0.25 percent, the corrected runway length will be________________?

2500 m

2600 m

2700 m

2800 m

Zero fuel weight of an aircraft is_________________?

Equal to empty operating weight

Equal to maximum landing weight

Less than empty operating weight

Equal to sum of empty operating weight and the maximum pay load

As per ICAO, for airports serving big aircrafts, the crosswind component should not exceed_________________?

15 kmph

25 kmph

35 kmph

45 kmph

For determining the basic runway.length, the landing case requires that aircraft should come to a stop within p % of the landing distance. The value of p is________________?

40 %




Runway threshold is indicated by a series of parallel lines starting from a distance of_______________?

3 m from runway end

6 m from runway end

10 m from runway end

15m from runway end

In Intrumental landing system, the middle markers are located___________________?

Along the extended centre line of runway end

About 1 km. ahead of the runway threshold

At the runway threshold

About 7 km. ahead of the runway threshold

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