NightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3112 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?
Airplanes are only as good as the people who fly&fix them.
411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3082 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.
Blackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3076 times:
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.
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.