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Aicraft Procedure & The Airlines

Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:13 pm

alot of times, a question or situation comes up here in tech/ops and ive come to realize that on top of the manufacturer's operation limitations or procedure, the airline may have their own, such as flap setting on a go around to minimum altitudes for varius things. it seems like each airline has their own operating procedures to some extent? why is that?

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RE: Aicraft Procedure & The Airlines

Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:10 pm

1) Standardization between various aircraft in the fleet.

2) A more conservative approach to operations.

3) There might be some maintenance savings to be realized by adopting a more conservative operating philosophy.
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RE: Aicraft Procedure & The Airlines

Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:34 pm

Specific procedures based on where they fly and the airports they fly into.

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RE: Aicraft Procedure & The Airlines

Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:47 am

Not only airlines, corporate flight departments also have ops specs and Principle Ops Inspectors (POI) in the FAA here in the States.
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RE: Aicraft Procedure & The Airlines

Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:06 am

All the above listed reasons are correct, but oddly enough, the largest airline in SE Asia (now) was a tad smaller years ago, and the largest fleet was the B707.
At that time, SQ issued ops manuals to their new crew, and these were...the Boeing manuals with a 'Singapore Airlines' sticker on the front.

Worked GOOD.
No problems whatsoever.

Several airlines operating the Lockheed TriStar did the same....Lockheed procedures exclusively.
Smart folks, in my opinion.

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