Re: A320 comments

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         31 Oct 95 00:31:39 
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In article <airliners.1995.1657@ohare.Chicago.COM> (Simon Craig) writes:
>> 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?
>No, this is never the case.  Fuel jettison capability is only for the
>specific purpose of reducing the landing weight of the aircraft.

"Never" is a strong word, since so many pilots have gone on record stating
explicitly that they do this when facing a gear-up landing (as my earlier
comments alluded to).

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation