I am wondering what are the minimum turnaround times for the following aircraft:
- DC-10 ?
Also, I know this subject has been discussed in a couple of threads I have posted before but this is a question that hasn't been answered. At LGW in the early 2000s, many American flights arrived early morning. What I'm trying to understand is if several aircraft are sitting on the ground for between 3:30hrs - 5hrs at LGW everyday, would there be a limit of how long an aircraft can occupy a gate, say like 4 hours? US Airways, Continental, American and Northwest sat their planes at LGW in the early 2000s for several hours everyday. That means American carriers occupying alot of gates at Gatwick's South Terminal for most of the morning and early afternoon if they weren't towed. Wouldn't other aircraft need to use these gates such as the wide range of charter airlines using Gatwick, as well as other scheduled flights? I mean the South Terminal at LGW doesn't have that many gates. The satellite terminal part only has 8 gates. Were alot of American carriers aircraft towed to remote stands, as many which stayed for over 4 hours, surely can't occupy gates for that long. E.g. 2 US Airways 767s or even 2 American 777s can't spend over 5 hours at Gatwick at a gate everyday, so many aircraft if not all must be towed for a few hours or longer if they spend that long on the ground. The bulk of American, Northwest, Continental and US Airways flights spent at least 3 hrs at LGW everyday. 767s aren't big aircraft that justify long ground time!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and best regards to all.