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Fully Laden 747

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:10 pm

I always wondered what would happen if a passenger and fuel fully laden in Mexico City 747-400 taking off on RWY 5R or 5L had to abort takeoff at V1? Any ideas?

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RE: Fully Laden 747

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:44 pm

if the runway were too short for aborting at v1 the pilot (if he survived) would likely have his license withdrawn for attempting to take off beyond MTOW for the airport.
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RE: Fully Laden 747

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:49 pm

Since V1 is based on the airplane and airport conditions, probably nothing more then a few tires (tyres) going flat.

RE: Fully Laden 747

Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:50 pm

Dear Ar385...
Many airplanes are severely restricted at MEX because of elevation and the temperature. I do not have the figures for the 400, but for a typical 200/300, your maximum takeoff weight would be reduced to some 350,000 kg, while these airplanes are certificated to takeoff at 377,800 at sea level...
As to making a V1 abort (even taking off at 350,000 kg)... I would say it is definitely not a good idea. Generally, I consider that we are commited for the takeoff as early as V1 - 5 or 10 knots... after that, I would continue...
What I say is not "me"... It is a Boeing official recommendation...
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RE: Fully Laden 747

Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:19 am


So you are saying the MEX operation of a 747-400 is marginal?


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