As you can see AC822 the A319 from YYT to LHR flew northwest out of YYT before turning towards greenland and then across the atlantic. anybody know why? my first guess would be ash clouds but it still flew south of iceland, i dont see how that could have helped...
thanks for any answers, i am just curious.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26915 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6019 times:
Just a guess but it may have been an equipment problem that reduced their ETOPS flexibility and by taking the more northerly route they were able to stay closer to alternate airports.
I was on an AC 763 a few years ago from YUL to FRA that had to stop in YHZ due to some navigation equipment problem. They couldn't fix the problem there so they boarded more fuel and the captain advised that they would have to take a much more northerly routing than originally planned due to the equipment issue. It added about 1 hour to the flight time.