redcordes
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Runway Condition And X-wind

Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:12 pm

Is runway condition a factor when determining the maximum allowable X-wind for takeoff or landing? If so, are there both manufacturers' and operators' limitations?
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CosmicCruiser
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RE: Runway Condition And X-wind

Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:31 pm

Fedex limitation on MD-11/MD-10 is max x-wind for t/o or ldg with braking action poor or the equivalent is 10kts.
 
Grbld
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RE: Runway Condition And X-wind

Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting Redcordes (Thread starter):
Is runway condition a factor when determining the maximum allowable X-wind for takeoff or landing? If so, are there both manufacturers' and operators' limitations?

To both answers, yes, sort of. You can imagine that on slippery runways, it's harder to maintain directional control when you have the same crosswind as on a dry runway. The manufacturer will provide maximum demonstrated crosswind figures for the aircraft under all kinds of conditions, but this is not a manufacturer limitation. However, these figures are usually used by the operator as limitations, sometimes the operator will use stricter limitations than the recommended figures.

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