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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Maximum takeoff weight was now 4750 pounds, zero-fuel weight 4470 pounds and max landing weight 4513 pounds.
Fuel Consumption Rates: As mentioned, airlines may opt to dispose of fuel or burn it prior to landing in order to reduce aircraft landing weight which could cause overload on the brakes and contribute to increased deterioration.
Former DGCA Kanu Gohain also felt that it was a very serious incident since the NLG is the weakest part of the aircraft and not designed to handle its landing weight.
With a landing weight similar to a typical passenger flight, the shorter and more efficient approaches reduced carbon emissions and saved 400 pounds of fuel per approach.
If an airline opts to take advantage of the discount program, the landing fee for a Boeing 777 with landing weight of 280 tons would be reduced to about 100,000 yen from the regular fee of 580,000 yen.
Maj Litvan assessed his aircraft as being above an acceptable landing weight given he had recently refueled.
Three different landing charge bases were identified globally: namely the aircraft Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW), the Maximum Ramp Weight (MRW) and the Maximum Landing Weight (MLW).
Another aspect of the fuel efficiency initiative included a review of maximum landing weight for the KC-135 Stratotanker.
55 per 1,000 pounds of landing weight, down from $1.
landing weight, a 75 percent reduction, to help retain current airlines servicing Myrtle Beach, and to attract new carriers.