Re: BA fuel dumping

From:         Nik Waalewijn <nwaalewijn@dataweb.nl>
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Date:         17 Aug 95 04:58:46 
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Pedro Miguel Silva de Barros <pmbarro@ci.ist.utl.pt> wrote:
>[.....] but imagine the following scenario:
>flight destination is on a very remote area, therefore
>destination divertion requires a lot of fuel, maybe
>the divertion fuel makes the arrival weight higher than
>MLW requiring the crew to dump fuel prior to landing,
>if destination weather and other conditions uppon approach
>mean a safe landing will be made.
>Would this ever happen?

You don't plan a flight in such a way that, after a normal flight, you
would arrive at your destination with an amount of fuel that would lead
to an overweight landing. If you have a very high diversion fuel than you
have to take less payload (pax, cargo etc.). In other words your Take Off
Weight is now limited because of your Max. Landing Weight.

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Nik Waalewijn  <nwaalewijn@dataweb.nl>