alternate airport

alternate airport

[′ȯl·tər·nət ′er‚pȯrt]
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An airport designated in a pilot's flight plan at which an aircraft will have the capability to land if a landing at the intended airport becomes inadvisable.
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This includes a fuel uplift that not only meets all regulatory requirements, it has additional buffers to cater to unexpected scenarios, including poor weather at the alternate airport," Jet added.
Jetlines is also keen to follow the pioneering move of Allegiant of flying into the low-priced alternate airport facilities.
The fighter formation safely landed at the alternate airport in Yinchuan according to the emergency plan of the exercise.
An amendment to Elit'Avia's Slovenian air operator certificate (AOC), EROPS-approved aircraft may follow a more direct flight path, within three-hour access to a suitable alternate airport, over water, using one engine.
In some situations, it may not be feasible to wait for things to clear up in Worcester, causing us to have to divert the aircraft to an alternate airport, most often Boston Logan,'' the blog reported.
Depending on the search, it not only allows easy comparison of the various modes of travel, but also combines air with ground transportation, enabling the user to view the entire journey, plus alternate airport choices as needed.
According to international flight rules, aircraft are supposed to carry fuel to meet these requirements: make it from origin to destination; divert from destination to an alternate airport in case of a problem at the former and hover at both destination and alternate airport for up to 30 minutes.
This authorisation from the FAA will allow 777 customers who purchase or already operate 777-300ER, 777-200LR, 777 Freighter and 777-200ER models with General Electric engines to fly up to 330 minutes from an alternate airport.
2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport, the 747-8's design is approved to conduct 330-minute ETOPS missions.
The planes from Astrakhan and Almaty were unable to land due to severe duststorm in Aktau and flew to the alternate airport in Atyrau, Tumba regional newspaper reports June 23.
When pilots cannot sight runway after descending to a minimum safe height, they climb and divert to alternate airport.