Interesting read and likely not very accurate but to have asked the passengers to be in the brace positions seems quite interesting. If it was a hydraulic problem, what type of hydraulic issue would the pilots or f/a's ask the passengers to brace? Or is this an SOP for all emergency landings?
Boeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
I assume the aircraft would have been quite heavy, as it sounds like they didn't have had much time in the air to dump fuel. Could it have been an overweight landing?
$200 for that hassle is pretty low, especially considering they had apparently already sat on the tarmac for hours preceding this. Does anyone know if the aircraft supposed to replace this flight was one of Air Transat's own? I didn't think they had too many A330s free, especially during the winter travel season...
It would be nice to hear some more details if anyone has them.
thenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 3099 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 2): Does anyone know if the aircraft supposed to replace this flight was one of Air Transat's own? I didn't think they had too many A330s free, especially during the winter travel season...
Most likely yes. TS have plenty of A330s these days. They have 10 of them, and are supposed to get 2 more by years end.
It's been a few years now that TS leases two or more A330s to Garuda Indonesia for the Hajj season (this year i believe it is 4 frames, all A332s). So obviously, they aren't as needed during the winter.
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us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!