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Crosswind Landing

Wed Sep 19, 2001 5:19 am

Can an autopilot fly a cat III landing with a very strong crosswind?
Bill Bob
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RE: Crosswind Landing

Wed Sep 19, 2001 5:35 am

Yes, but there are limits. One must define strong crosswind.

RE: Crosswind Landing

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:54 am

The B757 and 767's are certified to autoland with 25kt x-winds. The airplane and autoland system don't know if it's severe clear outside or 0 visibility.

Now, back to your question. When making an actual CAT II/III approach, we are limited to no more then 10 kt x-wind per our AOM.

If you think about it, unless you have a level 5 T'storm over the airport and driving rain, CAT II/III conditions are normally caused by dense fog. So, generally speaking, you're not going to have strong winds when conducting these types of approaches in the fog.
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RE: Crosswind Landing

Wed Sep 19, 2001 2:22 pm

And youn can do a manual landing with stronger wind?

RE: Crosswind Landing

Wed Sep 19, 2001 10:15 pm

Yes. Max demonstrated x-wind either for t/o or landing is 30kts. This is on a dry runway with both engines operating.

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