Re: B757 "Heavy Jet"?

From:         mikem727@aol.com (MikeM727)
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Date:         31 Jul 96 12:29:42 
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In article <airliners.1996.1428@ohare.Chicago.COM>, ABrowne@mtl.marconi.ca
(Alan Browne) writes:

>Instead of using categories such as HEAVY / MEDIUM to decide whether an
>aircraft should wait a little longer for departure, why not use a delta
>weight to decide... eg if aircraft A is (say) 30%  heavier than B, then B
>should take the full 2 minute disipation time before takeoff, or get an
>extra minute separation on approach?

I think this would be impractical.  Can you imagine the tower obtaining
the weight of every arrival/departure and computing the weight
differential between aircraft?

Mike,
ATP/FE, Boeing 727
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