jet72uk
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Sri Lankan Eyes LGW

Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:10 pm

 
fcogafa
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RE: Sri Lankan Eyes LGW

Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:21 pm

That is a frightening prospect if you have seen how much runway their A340s use at LHR!
 
skipness1E
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RE: Sri Lankan Eyes LGW

Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:58 pm

Quoting fcogafa (Reply 1):
That is a frightening prospect if you have seen how much runway their A340s use at LHR!

Same as the Virgin A343s and got the photos to prove it.
 
gilesdavies
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RE: Sri Lankan Eyes LGW

Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:22 pm

Quoting fcogafa (Reply 1):
That is a frightening prospect if you have seen how much runway their A340s use at LHR!

Don't quite get your point?!

LGW has a 3,316m/10,879ft runway... This is capable of handling all passenger aircraft!

An A340-300 at MTOW only requires a 2900m runway, and that would not be required on a route to Sri Lanka. They may even choose to their A330-200's on the routes.

In order to preserve engines and fuel these days, pilots rarely use full thrust for take off and will choose a power appropriate to the runway they are operating out of.
 
KFlyer
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RE: Sri Lankan Eyes LGW

Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 3):
They may even choose to their A330-200's on the routes.

Per what I've heard, the 332 can carry no cargo on the route.
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