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Landing A 777 At Ciampino In Rome  
User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

I started this topic in the Civil Section and got no response so I thought I would try here.

I was monitoring the Popes departure from JFK today and noticed his flight is landing at Ciampino instead of Fiumicino. I was not aware that airport could handle such a large aircraft. I know the plane is practically empty, but don't you think one would want a little more stopping distance, or is 2207 meters enough?


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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Having personally landed an L1011 there (three times at least), I wouldn't expect other heavies would have a particular problem, so long as the landing weight is within reason, and the wind is favorable for the active runway.

User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2672 times:



Quoting 411A (Reply 1):

Thanks for the input. One more question ? Did you feel safe landing such a large airplane their ?



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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

411A,

The L-1011 and DC-10 despite their size, were designed to be able to operate out of 5,000 - 6,000 foot runways with full passenger loads, (not full overall weight) at least the L-1011-1, DC-10-10/DC-10-15 and probably the L-1011-200 could.


BTW: What kind of plane was the Pope flying on? Being that it operated out of Ciampino.


Andrea Kent


User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

He was on a Alitalia 777-200


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User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2550 times:



Quoting NightFlier (Reply 4):
He was on a Alitalia 777-200

The 772 has no issues land on that runway length. Thats what Air Europe PE did at SXM which is another 200 meters shorter after non-stop fully loaded flights (pax wise) from MXP. Even the 744 lands there fully loaded with pax.

Autobrakes 4 will give the necessary decelleration required for a safe stop on both flights.

Leo



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2411 times:



Quoting NightFlier (Reply 2):
One more question ? Did you feel safe landing such a large airplane their ?

I'm going to assume 411A felt perfectly safe because his landing distance calculations told him that there wasn't a problem. If nothing else, there's a 50% pad factor in the calculations.

As I understand it, landing on a "short" runway should be "challenging", not "dangerous".  Wink



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User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

OK if you all say so, thanks for the input

Peace
 wave 



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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

I can't believe I asked what plane it was, and it was right in the thread-title!

Andrea Kent


User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2361 times:



Quoting NightFlier (Reply 2):
Thanks for the input. One more question ? Did you feel safe landing such a large airplane their ?

No problem whatsoever.
However, takeoffs to the south (IIRC) are somewhat weight restricted, due to obstacles.


User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Think of it this way, OGG is the shortest or 2nd Shortest T7 airport in the world or at least for UAL. And LIRA has about 1300 feet more of runway then OGG does.

User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3739 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

I believe Ciampino is the normal alternate for many international carriers into FCO.

(It is for CX who flies A343s and 744s to FCO, for instance)



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8880 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2308 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 11):
I believe Ciampino is the normal alternate for many international carriers into FCO.

(It is for CX who flies A343s and 744s to FCO, for instance)

Correct



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User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2274 times:



Quoting Zeke (Reply 12):

Correct

If you dont mind Zeke,

I was wondering about your SYD diversions. Do you also take CBR like KE do, or is it BNE for you?

Thanks in advance!

leo  Smile



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8880 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2259 times:



Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 13):

Sent you a PM



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User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2216 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 11):
I believe Ciampino is the normal alternate for many international carriers into FCO.

Yes, UAL pilots at least carry the ILS plates and the Airport diagram. I would assume others do as well but I only have knowledge of UAL.


User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2128 times:



Quoting 411A (Reply 9):

This is because of the hills that are directly in front ?



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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2111 times:



Quoting NightFlier (Reply 16):
This is because of the hills that are directly in front ?

As I recall, yes.
Departues in the other direction, not generally a problem, if the wind is favorable.


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