Grbld From Netherlands, joined Dec 2005, 353 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2596 times:
Quoting Redcordes (Thread starter): Is runway condition a factor when determining the maximum allowable X-wind for takeoff or landing? If so, are there both manufacturers' and operators' limitations?
To both answers, yes, sort of. You can imagine that on slippery runways, it's harder to maintain directional control when you have the same crosswind as on a dry runway. The manufacturer will provide maximum demonstrated crosswind figures for the aircraft under all kinds of conditions, but this is not a manufacturer limitation. However, these figures are usually used by the operator as limitations, sometimes the operator will use stricter limitations than the recommended figures.