HC Deb 19 January 1944 vol 396 c160
26. Captain Plugge

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in connection with the use and planning of aerodromes for post-war civil aviation, he can state the officially approved measurement for an internationally used airport.

Sir A. Sinclair

It seems likely that postwar civil airports catering for international traffic will require main runways ranging from 2,750 yards to 5,000 yards, according to the types of aircraft to be operated and the lengths of stages to be flown.