Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Boeing 767 Overweight Landing Questions  
User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5266 times:

Howdy,

Just curious what all is involved after a aircraft, in this case a B767-300, makes a overweight landing. For example, making a air return shortly after takeoff with a medical emergency.

I know that a overweight landing inspection is required, but what all is inspected. Also can these checks be performed while loaded with cargo and pax? Given that in this case there was not a mechanical issue causing the turnback, is it required to download the aircraft first?

Additionally, how do landing speeds vary for the full load. Any examples of a 767-300 at typical landing speeds versus say full cargo/pax + 8 hours fuel?

Thanks for the information,
Ryan


You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

Some discussion here

http://www.pprune.org/tech-log/27392...weight-landing-when-necessary.html

It would seem that the severity of the landing would determine whether the inspection is visual (soft landing) or rather more involved (landing above a certain g loading).

Otherwise the circumstances would dictate any procedures followed after landing.

As for speeds, the fuel is around 30-40% of the take-off weight. The pilots here will say whether the landing is faster and/or the flare is to a higher pitch angle.



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4914 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5072 times:

As stated above, it works in stages.

The AME's check out the FMS to see the vertical speed/Gforce on landing, if it is below a certain point, the check ends.

If not, they go further, opening some panels in succession. Again, if no evidence of damage is found, it ends.

If evidence of some stress is found, then usually the passengers and cargo/baggage are deplaned and the aircraft is grounded pending further inspection.

Every overweight landing I have performed has ended after stage one of the maintenance inspection. The landing was smooth, they are happy, we continue.

As Vspeeds are predicated on aircraft weight, usually the speeds are higher than one would normally see in normal operation. Technique would dictate that the nose attitude is a little lower, as with the higher speeds, combined with the fine Boeing wing of the B767-300 the aircraft has a tendency to "balloon" and normally runway length is a consideration with the heavier weights.

Just as an aside, most of our B767-300s are equipped with fuel dump capability, and when time is not limiting, we will dump fuel for lower speed and shorter runway requirements. So far, I have only performed this task in the simulator!  Smile



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5045 times:

Keep in mind that most aircraft have a stipulation that if the vertical speed is less than 360 fpm at touchdown, no overweight inspection is required.

Still write the overweight landing up, but in the write up include the actual landing weight and vert speed at touchdown.



Nobody screws you better than an airline job!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Boeing 767 Overweight Landing Questions
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Fuel-saving Retrofit For Boeing 767-300s posted Mon Jun 2 2008 02:23:23 by ENU
Boeing 787 Composite Materials Questions posted Mon Dec 3 2007 21:27:12 by Sovietjet
777: T/O And Landing Questions posted Sun Jul 9 2006 18:53:58 by Capt.Fantastic
Boeing 767-300 Cabin Window Pattern posted Wed Mar 1 2006 19:41:17 by Argonaut
A Few Landing Questions For Pilots posted Tue Feb 21 2006 12:53:41 by Vikkyvik
Boeing 767 Cockpit Button Question posted Tue Nov 1 2005 10:14:26 by Rendezvous
Boeing 767 Sops posted Mon Oct 3 2005 21:21:49 by Dirkou
Boeing 767-200 Freighter? posted Tue Nov 30 2004 01:34:20 by Xenon
Boeing 767 Engines posted Wed Jul 9 2003 22:07:11 by Xtristarx
Boeing 737-700 Landing Gear posted Thu Jun 5 2003 03:43:54 by EmiratesA345

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format