EGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 166 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4433 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW HEAD SCREENER
Luckily enjoying a break in Teneife at the moment and was watching arrivals this afternoon into TFS from the poolside in the sunshine, when for a little over an hour maybe an aircraft flew a holding pattern around the TFS VOR. Other aircraft landed consistantly below it (Holding at 4000ft Maybe) From the distance where we are staying the shape was a 757 i´m pretty certain. Made me wonder if it was fuel dumping after takeoff to re land after a problem or did it maybe have a problem with its gear. Surely it wasn´t a training flight was it (thinking of fuel costs) Wonder if anyone had any knowledge of what happened and if there was a problem?
Flown On B704,722,732/3/4/7/8/9,744,752,762/3/4,772,77W,A319,A320,A321,A330,A388,L1011,F-50,BAE146,CRJ100, Dash-8. Left
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4267 times:
Did you see what airline, or at least what colour? There is a Thomsonfly B757-200 operated flight from Tenerife to Gatwick with quite a long delay, which probably wouldn't have been picked up at Gatwick as TOM had spare aircraft on remotes all day.
They can. Although it's not a common feature on Narrow Bodied aircraft such as A320 and B737, both of which don't have a Fuel Jettison system. I presume the 757 has this system because of the longer ranges it can fly that other Narrow Bodies simply can not. In the event of an emergency if your flying with MTOW and for the sake of argument an engine fails it would take a while until the Aircraft reached it's Maximum Landing Weight without a fuel dump. I don't have exact figures but I hope it sort of makes sense.
An Engineer made a bet that a 747 Gear wouldn't retract in a Hangar. He lost the bet.
BY738 From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Sep 2000, 2697 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3314 times:
The 757 does not have a fuel dump system. It is able to land in theory at its maximum TOW but according to the procedures manual, shouldnt unless further delay to landing would endanger the passengers. http://www.757.org.uk/