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User currently offlineSalim From Lebanon, joined Jun 2001, 303 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

hi,
Can an autopilot fly a cat III landing with a very strong crosswind?
Thanks
salim

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User currently offlineBill bob From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Yes, but there are limits. One must define strong crosswind.

User currently offlineHeavyJet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

The B757 and 767's are certified to autoland with 25kt x-winds. The airplane and autoland system don't know if it's severe clear outside or 0 visibility.

Now, back to your question. When making an actual CAT II/III approach, we are limited to no more then 10 kt x-wind per our AOM.

If you think about it, unless you have a level 5 T'storm over the airport and driving rain, CAT II/III conditions are normally caused by dense fog. So, generally speaking, you're not going to have strong winds when conducting these types of approaches in the fog.


User currently offlineSalim From Lebanon, joined Jun 2001, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

And youn can do a manual landing with stronger wind?
thanks
salim


User currently offlineHeavyJet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Yes. Max demonstrated x-wind either for t/o or landing is 30kts. This is on a dry runway with both engines operating.

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