JulianUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5038 times:
How good is modern autoland in crosswinds? Will it do wing down into the wind itself or does it need some assistance from the person up front? Is there any constraint on crosswind landings with autoland in use? for example if it is a gusty crosswind with sudden changes in wind speed can it react well? just interested in different aircraft types and their characeteristics.
HighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4726 times:
Quoting LongHauler (Reply 2): The only restriction is on the amount of reverse thrust you use
doesnt auto throttle automatically deploy the reversers? how much, if anything, is done by the pilots in an autoland besides monitoring, assuming they do not disconnect the auto pilot at DH in a CAT I or II?
Wing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4665 times:
Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 5): doesnt auto throttle automatically deploy the reversers? how much, if anything, is done by the pilots in an autoland besides monitoring, assuming they do not disconnect the auto pilot at DH in a CAT I or II?
Normally all landing calculations are done without the reverse thrust.And usage of reverse thrust varies between the airport requirements(noise issues),crosswing requirements and operational requirements of the airplane and the runway.
Reverse thrust is not operated by the autoland system nor its a part of it.Pilots choose the amount of the reverse thrust and depending on the conditions.
Just to clearify something here.You can make an autoland on a CAT I day,so you don't have to disengage the AP on the DH.But on the other hand you may compleate the landing on a CAT II approach with a manual landing after the DH(if you have the visual ques)