Quick note about the wind, some airports will have a "noise preferential runway" and will use it until such time as the tailwind
component on that runway reaches a certain value.
Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick in the UK are three which spring to mind, all will use the westerly runway(s) (for noise reasons) until the tailwind component on those runways is 5 knots or more, in which case they switch to easterly.
As pilots we can of course request the into-wind runway, but at the above airports this will result in a delay of at least
15 minutes on arrival. This is all detailed in airport operating procedures documentation.
will sometimes dictate the requirement for tailwind takeoffs, for us Dalaman (LTBS) and Malaga (LEMG) are two such airports. Generally on hot Summer days loaded up for flights back to the UK we cannot meet the strict climb gradient on the northerly (into-hills!) runways in the event of an engine failure at V1.
Our maximum tailwind components for t/o and landing are 10 knots for the 757 and 767, although where necessary for performance we have an extension of the standard performance figures for 15-knots tailwind takeoffs.
Well that was a rather long "quick note"...
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...