landing weight


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landing weight

The weight of an aircraft on touchdown. It is often limited and is less than the maximum takeoff weight. Most aircraft have a provision for jettisoning or dumping fuel to bring the aircraft within a specified maximum weight for landing. Landing with higher than the specified weight may involve special checks to be carried out on the landing gear and the aircraft structure.
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A320 technical specifications overall length [m] 37.57 geometric wingspan [m] 34.10 wing area [[m.sup.2]] 122 aspect ratio 9.39 wing sweep (25% chord) [deg] 25 height [m] 11.76 max cabin width [m] 3.70 fuselage diameter [m] 3.95 thickness-to-chord ratio 0.153 engines (2x) CFM International CFM56-5 series max operating Mach number 0.82 max lift coefficient at takeoff 2.56 max takeoff weight tonnes 73.50 max landing weight tonnes 64.50 max zero-fuel weight [tonnes] 61 max fuel canacity [1] 24210 Tab.
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