From: email@example.com (Richard N. Rea) Organization: Brigham Young University Date: 05 Oct 95 13:26:03 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1995.1542@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Simon Craig) writes: >> Sorry, but I'm staggered you say there is no fuel dump. Surely, if >> there is a serious malfunction ealry in the flight, it MUST be possible >> to dump fuel to get the weight down to an OK landing weight. I cant >> believe it would get CAA/FAA etc approval without it. >The 767 came out initially without fuel dump capability. Half of our >767-300ERs at Qantas also don't have them - Boeing decided it wasn't >necessary and then changed their minds. For an emergency landing, is it ever desireable to dump excess fuel to reduce the possibility or extent of a fire? Would it make a difference or is fuel dumping only for reducing the landing weight?