PEET7G
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The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:10 am

Reading the other thread about the A318 with the spanking new PW6000 engines, and there someone came up with the LCY certification. This made me wonder: is the 738SFP certified or does it even need a certification at all to operate out of LCY? After all GOL operates with them out of SDU and that has a 185m shorter runway. If an A318 certified out of LCY would be a moneymaker for anyone, then the 738SFP would be even more such with it's lower CASM.
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting PEET7G (Thread starter):
Reading the other thread about the A318 with the spanking new PW6000 engines, and there someone came up with the LCY certification. This made me wonder: is the 738SFP certified or does it even need a certification at all to operate out of LCY? After all GOL operates with them out of SDU and that has a 185m shorter runway. If an A318 certified out of LCY would be a moneymaker for anyone, then the 738SFP would be even more such with it's lower CASM.

Good Q, I think operating the 738 would maybe be problematic due to limited parking space (just a guess on my behalf).
Also the steep approach can be a factor (5.5° slope IIRC), probably the 737-6 or 7 or just as capable as the 318 but need to be specifically rated for this airport?
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:26 am

Acceptance of aircraft at LCY is not so much do do with runway length, but more to do with approach certification.
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:26 am

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 1):
Also the steep approach can be a factor (5.5° slope IIRC), probably the 737-6 or 7 or just as capable as the 318 but need to be specifically rated for this airport?

Yes, the approach is the problem. If any 737 could do it, then I guess it would be the -600. IMO no chance for the -800, even with the SFP package.
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:06 am

i wonder what would happen if a B772 or A332 landed in there what would happen?
and what was the largest aircraft ever landed in that airport, no matter what for (emergency, medical, storm,.,.,etc)
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:22 am

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 4):
i wonder what would happen if a B772 or A332 landed in there what would happen?

They would end up in the Water  Wink


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what was the largest aircraft ever landed in that airport,

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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:31 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 5):
They would end up in the Water

lool funny
what is the length of that runway? i am sure that 738 & 739 can land here, but as you know the restrictions wouldn't allow
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:33 am

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 6):
what is the length of that runway?

4948ft / 1508m
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:37 am

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 4):
i wonder what would happen if a B772 or A332 landed in there what would happen?

landing light, slow, low and full braking it might just make it..... getting out however is a big nono
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:24 pm

Quoting JRadier (Reply 8):
landing light, slow, low and full braking it might just make it..... getting out however is a big nono

It would, even the -300ER of course empty! However taking off for the -200LR looking at the charts would really be demanding, and forget payload and better be equipped with the -115B GE hairdryers  bigthumbsup  and this taking only the 1500m runway lenght into consideration. From +20C you'll probably end up in the water  Smile
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:52 pm

Im guessing the largest a/c getting certified would be the 73G/319. Yes the approach needs to be certifed for these a/c, but I have a feeling it can be done.

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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:33 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 2):
Acceptance of aircraft at LCY is not so much do do with runway length, but more to do with approach certification.

Noise is also an issue.

Can the 737 do a 5.5deg approach?
 
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RE: The 738SFP And LCY

Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:45 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 11):
Can the 737 do a 5.5deg approach?

I'm sure it is technically capable but having to certify it for day to day ops with pax is another matter. And with limited applications (only EGLC has a 5.5deg GP that would be landing aircaft this size) I don't think Boeing can be bothered to go through all that trouble to sell just a few planes. Taxiing restrictions apply when an A318 is on the apron. I doubt they'll let more than one aircraft of this size on the apron at any time.

Or a spiral approach Bagdad style? Even a B744 can technically do a 5.5deg but it'll be a hell of a thump on touchdown!

Can anyone remind me what causes EGLC to adopt a 5.5deg GP? An obstacle? EGLL departures? Noise abatement? Can a hybrid approach be possible? 5.5deg to start with until 4Nm final, reducing to 3deg? That'll keep the rate of desent low for the touch down, no?
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