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Tiger Airways Strange Landing Question  
User currently offlineBdak From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

I recently flew HKT - SIN on Tiger Airways. The weather on approach into Singapore was fine, although there was some surface water on the runway from an earlier storm. At touchdown, I was sat on the right side of the aircraft, and could clearly see the centerline of the runway almost at the wingtip, meaning that we had landed way off to the left. People did look slightly alarmed, particularly on the left side, as we were so close to the edge of the runway. We didn't realign ourselves with the centerline at all, but stayed in the left-side position.

Is this a normal procedure, or just a bad landing? There were three pilots of the flightdeck for a flight of just an hour, so I assume that one of them was being trained? Is it normal to do this with passengers on board?!

Then, as soon as we turned off the runway, our right engine was switched off and we taxied in to the terminal on one. Is this simply a fuel saving measure from Tiger? Or could it be for something else?

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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2575 times:



Quoting Bdak (Thread starter):
Then, as soon as we turned off the runway, our right engine was switched off and we taxied in to the terminal on one. Is this simply a fuel saving measure from Tiger? Or could it be for something else?

A lot of carriers do single-engine taxi (on a twin) and twin-engine taxi (on a quad) as a fuel saving measure. You can easily burn 600-1100kg of fuel just in taxiing.

As for the landing - it just sounds duff to me!


User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

I recently flew on A320 and we did a single engine taxi, I noticed alot more nice from what I belive was the hydraulic pumps than noraml, quite alot actually almost annoying, is this normal?

User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

One engine taxi is normal in some airlines to save fuel, and more in big airports with long taxi time, it is not very estrange.

The landing was awful.

Three in the cockpit, it´s ok, One captain, two first officers, one in the first stage of his/her training and the other as a "safety pilot". that is why the landing was so bad.

Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 2):
I noticed alot more nice from what I belive was the hydraulic pumps than noraml, quite alot actually almost annoying, is this normal?

I don´t understand. Did you see the Hyd pumps???

When you taxi on one engine, everything is normal, All the systems are prepare to work with only one engine. There are no differences.


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2281 times:



Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 2):
I recently flew on A320 and we did a single engine taxi, I noticed alot more nice from what I belive was the hydraulic pumps than noraml, quite alot actually almost annoying, is this normal?

With only one engine running you would have only one hydraulic system pressurized. To insure you have power to all required systems, there is a unit called the "power transfer unit". It does just what its name says, it transfers the power (not the fluid) from one hydraulic system to the other. The noise it makes sounds something like a grunting mechanical pig!


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