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Old 2nd Nov 2019, 16:42
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Dave Therhino
 
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Originally Posted by Australopithecus View Post


Max landing weight is a normal dispatch and operating limit that typically does not apply in certain non-normals. Loss of thrust would be one of those cases. You donít fly around on one engine just to save someone some additional maintenance tasks post-landing. FFS.
I understand the performance capabilities and regulations, and the fact that you can land above max landing weight back at the departure runway - just with inspections required and possible brake/wheel/tire damage. However we commonly see reports of crews burning off and/or jettisoning fuel to get below or near max landing weight to minimize damage on landing after an engine failure on takeoff or climb.
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