Re: Question: Fuel Dumping

Date:         21 Jan 97 01:32:28 
From:         ifly <ifly@indigo.ie>
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Pete,

The previous poster was correct. The main reason your landing weight is
restricted in most airliners is your go around climb profile. The go
around is usually conducted at a larger flap setting than take off, and
the airplane`s net climb angle is therefor lower. Reducing the approach
flap setting, thereby increasing the Vref will often give a higher
permissible landing weight where it`s performance restricted.
Having said that, sometimes the restriction is structural, and other
times it`s based on runway length, so just as in takepoff RTOW`s there`s
a number of landing weight restrictions.
If I had a flap/slat problem, I`d just pick a longer runway!

Jeff Morris