Date: 11 Jul 97 02:09:27 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: a2i network References: 1
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"Purushottam B Sane (Nitin)" <email@example.com> wrote: > what needs to be done for a 747 to take off from a runway much > shorter than normal required ?? Will they have to remove all > non-essential items (seats, etc) and only have enough fuel for > it to reach nearby int'l airport ?? This depends on several factors including the specific configuration of 747 (i.e. empty weight, thrust, etc.), the length of the runway, the temperature, winds, and air pressure at the time of take off. Obviously, the plane would not be loaded with pax, cargo, or more fuel than needed to get to a suitable airport, plus some fuel for safety reserve. If the plane were still too heavy, then monuments (e.g. seats, closets, lavs, galleys) would be removed. M Carling -- Microsoft Network is prohibited from reproducing this work, in whole or in part. Copyright 1996, M Carling. License is available to Microsoft Network to reproduce this work for $1000. Unauthorized reproduction by Microsoft Network constitutes agreement to these terms. Please report violations to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.