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by amdflight
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How durable are runway bridges for landing?
Replies: 29
Views: 9112

Re: How durable are runway bridges for landing?

Funchal (FNC) bridge span is over 180 pylons. The aiming point of runway 23 is located in the bridge part of the runway and landings occur frequently there (although not as frequently as on runway 05). Since year 2000, about 300'000 landings occurred on both runways, empirically I would say that 100...

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by amdflight
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 14044

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

FNC saw a 747 land as part of the then-new runway certification process. I do not see QR flying there anytime soon though.. Good additions though. Seven is pretty significant. Regards. B8887 I remember the 747 Cpt. that landed in Funchal was questioned on the challenge to land such a large aircraft...

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by amdflight
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 14044

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

FNC saw a 747 land as part of the then-new runway certification process. I do not see QR flying there anytime soon though.. Good additions though. Seven is pretty significant. Regards. B8887 I remember the 747 Cpt. that landed in Funchal was questioned on the challenge to land such a large aircraft...

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by amdflight
Wed May 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11587

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

In the past year, Azores Airlines has organized charter flights from Boston to Madeira in specific dates like New Year´s Eve. As someone who lives in Madeira, I do notice an increase in American/Canadian visitors. Most of these get to Madeira via Lisbon with TAP or via Ponta Delgada with Azores Airl...

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by amdflight
Tue May 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11587

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Not all destinations offer the same type of experience. For instance, Madeira has become quite popular in Europe because it offers mild winters only 3 hours away from UK and Germany. It is a good escape if you are running away from 0ºC to get 20ºC in December or January, and it´s probably the shorte...

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