Re: Aircraft Turnaround

From:         rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         08 May 95 02:09:07 
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In article <airliners.1995.567@ohare.Chicago.COM> rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett) writes:
>In article <airliners.1995.523@ohare.Chicago.COM> bradg@io.org (Brad Gillies) writes:
>>mcelroy@avd00.larc.nasa.gov (Marcus O. McElroy) wrote:

>>>Would anyone know what is involved in preparing a flight for turnaround
>>>on a SFO-NRT-SFO run?

>>Typically, turnarounds take 1 hour (scheduled) but can be done faster.
>>I know from experience that an aircraft as large as an L-1011 can be
>>turned in less than 1 hour, But that is only if everything goes
>>perfect.

I forgot to mention one other major factor--brake energy.  This puts a
definite limit on the amount of cooling time necessary before another
takeoff is attemptd.  It can be upwards of an hour.





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