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Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:08 am

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I was around SYD Airport at 2337 last night and watched EK's A380 takeoff bound for Dubai.... due to the runway being used 16R, aircraft had to apply for taxi clearance by 2300 airborne time after that is fine.. I was listening to tower frequency and EK did not apply for push clearance at all ... let alone prior to 2300... they commenced taxi at 2328 and commenced takeoff roll at 2337. Can anyone else confirm this ???

Interesting times... suspect EK will receive an infringement for this issue !

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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:14 am

I thought that 11pm-Midnight was a soft curfew and a limited number of departures are allowed. Does anyone know the specific requirements? Is it taxi clearance by 11pm?
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:18 am

Quoting industrybuff (Thread starter):

Considering all of the evening departures couldn't be serviced by ground staff from approximately 20:30 till 22:00 I highly doubt EK,EY,CX,QF,PR,VA & all other effected carriers will receive an infringement...

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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:32 am

According to the EK website the inconvenience did not end there as the flight diverted to Colombo. Any information?
 
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:37 am

Quoting EKGOLD (Reply 3):

It says operational reasons, but that could mean medical emergency or something. Also, what's up with the 2 cancelled changi to Dubai on the Sydney to Dubai status page?
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:41 am

Where all of the above criteria are satisfied, the following matters may be taken into account to determine whether or not a dispensation should be granted:

by what margin the predicted time of movement falls into the curfew period ie, is it shortly after 11.00 pm or shortly before 6.00 am;

whether the take-off or landing is over water;

whether the cause of delay is within the control of the operator;

the noise level of the aircraft;

the number of passengers involved; and

the severity of the likely hardship.

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/avi...irport/DispensationGuidelines.aspx
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:47 pm

A6-EDN apparently diverted to CMB for fuel. Pics could be found here First A380 Lands In Sri Lanka (by KFlyer Jan 9 2012 in Civil Aviation) Perhaps the aircraft had some wait while taxiing which consumed fuel? Or did crew run out of time (unlikely as they must be having another set of crew on board for journies of this stage length)?

[Edited 2012-01-09 07:47:43]
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:34 pm

If the airport was in ground stop and the ramp closed, it is possible that they couldn't get fueling equipment in place to fully fuel the airplane in SYD as they were rushing ahead of the curfew.

I've seen it happen when on rare occasion an airplane will dispatch without enough fuel for its destination and file an amended flight plan to make a stopover for fuel. This usually happens when something is preventing aircraft from being fully fueled. An example was at MIA when they had their fuel station fire and while fueling was possible it would take hours to fill a widebody with fuel. However making it all the way to CMB isn't typical if the problem was fueling equipment and availability at SYD. Usually it would be a quick stopover at an airport close by.
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:03 pm

Quoting EKGOLD (Reply 3):

I departed from CMB last night and saw the EK A380 there. From what I heard ground staff talking about, the diversion was due to a pax getting ill (medical). Just what I heard, nothing official in this.
 
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:39 pm

Quoting EK413 (Reply 2):
Considering all of the evening departures couldn't be serviced by ground staff from approximately 20:30 till 22:00 I highly doubt EK,EY,CX,QF,PR,VA & all other effected carriers will receive an infringement...

So why was this? Weather?
 
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:36 pm

 
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RE: Did EK Bust Curfew In SYD Last Night

Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:13 pm

Quoting boysteve (Reply 9):

Electrical storms throughout the evening...

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