Heatwave: the Science behind London Luton’s Distorted Runway

DALLAS – The recent intense heat in the UK has caused the mercury to reach previously unseen highs and has also crippled key elements of the transportation infrastructure.

Yesterday, operations at London Luton Airport (LTN) were temporarily halted due to unexpected repair work on the airport’s runway. At 16:20 UK time, the airport operator tweeted that a “surface defect was identified” and that “repair works are currently in progress.” Later, at 18:05 UK time, a tweet confirmed that full operational capability had been restored and the runway was open again.

LCY London City Airport runway. Photo: Iain Marshall/Airways

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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