Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1075 times:
powerbacks have to be approved for a/c type and for the specific airports. when I was with FL, powerbacks were used whenever they could on the DC-9/717 fleet, its much quicker then hooking a towbar up, pushing out, un hooking etc... Also the wx can play a part, ice or water on the ramp etc... the DC-9 AOM is very specific on what wx conditions the a/c can be powered back in
Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7422 posts, RR: 65 Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months ago) and read 1002 times:
-For clarification, what is AIP?
-Let's say a DC-9, 727 or "the like" pilot, is at an airport like DTW where powerbacks have been observed. And let's say have a tug there but jthe pilot just wants to powerback instead. Is is his decision? In other words, who gives the go ahead to do it?
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Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16896 posts, RR: 51 Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 964 times:
Sometimes the pilots tell you that they want a powerback after you've hooks the towbar up. Also certain gates do not allow powerbacks because of the angle of the gate (where I used to work at, one gate was at an angle, we could'nt because it faced a roadway. When we brought planes in, we used two marshallers, one for the entrance to the gate (up until we turned the plane for the final 30 odd feet to the stop point), and one to park the plane.