PEC EPE Exam MCQ Questions for Airport Engineering

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    Which organization is responsible for setting international standards for civil aviation, including airport design and operations?

    a) FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)

    b) IATA (International Air Transport Association)

    c) ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)

    d) ACI (Airports Council International)

    Answer: c) ICAO

    The primary objective of a runway safety area (RSA) is to:

    a) Provide additional space for aircraft parking

    b) Accommodate passenger terminals and lounges

    c) Prevent runway incursions and enhance aircraft safety

    d) Allow for runway construction and expansion

    Answer: c) Prevent runway incursions and enhance aircraft safety

    Runway orientation is primarily determined by:

    a) The airport’s proximity to urban areas

    b) The availability of hangar space

    c) Prevailing wind direction and topography

    d) The location of the passenger terminal

    Answer: c) Prevailing wind direction and topography

    Which of the following is NOT a critical component of the Instrument Landing System (ILS)?

    a) Localizer

    b) Glide Path

    c) Runway Lights

    d) Approach Radar

    Answer: d) Approach Radar

    What is the function of a taxiway in an airport layout?

    a) Provide an area for aircraft takeoff

    b) Accommodate passenger boarding and disembarkation

    c) Allow aircraft to move between runways and aprons

    d) Provide emergency runway exits

    Answer: c) Allow aircraft to move between runways and aprons

    The term “Obstacle Free Zone” (OFZ) refers to:

    a) An area around a runway with no obstructions to flight

    b) The zone around an airport where aircraft are prohibited

    c) An area designated for aircraft refueling

    d) The area around the airport where noise restrictions apply

    Answer: a) An area around a runway with no obstructions to flight

    What is the purpose of a blast pad at the end of a runway?

    a) To enhance runway friction during takeoff

    b) To provide additional space for aircraft parking

    c) To protect structures from jet blast during takeoff

    d) To prevent runway incursions

    Answer: c) To protect structures from jet blast during takeoff

    What is the main purpose of a runway threshold?

    a) To mark the beginning of the takeoff run

    b) To mark the end of the runway

    c) To provide space for aircraft to turn around

    d) To indicate the start of the landing area

    Answer: d) To indicate the start of the landing area

    Runway grooving is primarily done to improve:

    a) Aircraft stability during takeoff

    b) Runway aesthetics

    c) Drainage during rain

    d) Air traffic control operations

    Answer: a) Aircraft stability during takeoff

    Which component of an airport is designed to accommodate aircraft maintenance and repairs?

    a) Apron

    b) Taxiway

    c) Hangar

    d) Runway

    Answer: c) Hangar

    The 70% rule in runway design states that:

    a) 70% of aircraft should be able to take off within the first third of the runway

    b) The runway length should be at least 70% of the airport’s total length

    c) The maximum slope of a runway should not exceed 70%

    d) The runway width should be at least 70% of the taxiway width

    Answer: a) 70% of aircraft should be able to take off within the first third of the runway

    The “approach zone” of a runway is primarily designed for:

    a) Aircraft taxiing to and from the runway

    b) Aircraft landing and taking off

    c) Aircraft holding before takeoff

    d) Aircraft maintenance and repairs

    Answer: b) Aircraft landing and taking off

    What does the term “touchdown zone” refer to on a runway?

    a) The area where aircraft take off

    b) The first third of the runway length

    c) The area where aircraft make initial contact during landing

    d) The area where aircraft are parked and loaded

    Answer: c) The area where aircraft make initial contact during landing

    An airport’s reference code determines:

    a) The airport’s ICAO code

    b) The airport’s elevation

    c) The aircraft types the airport can accommodate

    d) The airport’s annual passenger capacity

    Answer: c) The aircraft types the airport can accommodate

    Which factor is NOT typically considered when determining the runway length required for a specific aircraft?

    a) Aircraft weight

    b) Takeoff speed

    c) Aircraft manufacturer

    d) Altitude and temperature

    Answer: c) Aircraft manufacturer

    Runway edge lights are primarily used for:

    a) Illuminating the entire runway surface

    b) Indicating the approach path to the runway

    c) Marking the runway centerline

    d) Providing taxiway guidance

    Answer: c) Marking the runway centerline

    A “taxiway hold line” is used to:

    a) Indicate the taxi route to the aircraft

    b) Mark the boundary between the taxiway and the runway

    c) Indicate the beginning of the runway

    d) Guide aircraft during takeoff

    Answer: b) Mark the boundary between the taxiway and the runway

    The primary purpose of a taxiway is to:

    a) Allow aircraft to take off and land

    b) Provide access to the terminal for passengers

    c) Allow aircraft to move between runways and aprons

    d) Serve as an emergency runway

    Answer: c) Allow aircraft to move between runways and aprons

    What does the term “stopway” refer to in airport design?

    a) The area beyond the runway threshold used for aircraft takeoff

    b) A designated area for aircraft to stop after landing

    c) A special area for aircraft to taxi between runways

    d) The area where aircraft are parked and loaded

    Answer: b) A designated area for aircraft to stop after landing

    An aircraft’s landing weight is 160,000 pounds. Calculate its weight in kilograms (kg).

    a) 160,000 kg

    b) 1600 kg

    c) 72,727 kg

    d) 72.727 kg

    Answer: c) 72,727 kg