Runway 08L/26R (26 right) is 4 215 m long and 45 m wide. Runway 08R/26L is 2 900 m long and 60 m wide.
Runway 26R has 600 m of tarmac followed by 7.5 metre square concrete slabs, its threshold being at an altitude of 312 feet.
The aerodrome has two fire fighting centres, a north RFFS and a south RFFS. Each centre is able to mobilise the men and equipment required for a Category 9 airport such as Paris Charles de Gaulle.
On 25 July at around 04 h 30 (local time), an inspection of the runway was performed in two passes by a flyco runway inspection vehicle. Nothing was reported.
At around 14 h 30, a partial inspection of the runway was performed by a flyco vehicle in the vicinity of taxiway W2 following suspicion of a bird strike.
Between 14 h 35 and 15 h 10, an exercise with several fire service vehicles took place on runways 26 right and 26 left. To allow for this exercise, the runway inspection planned for 15 h 00 was delayed.