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Old 24th Jul 2012, 19:01
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The Many Tentacles
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Down South
Posts: 294
Why not just let the aircraft fly the speed that they want. After all, they pay the fuel bill and if their Company wish to exercise control re. fuel burn then that is their business. ATC seem to be interfering far to much with the speed that aircraft fly at with only scant knowledge of what is or isn't an appropriate speed and then after lots of vectoring all over the sky ending up in one of the TMA holds for 15 minutes. Tell the plane how long the likely holding is as early as possible and then let the pilots work out their best speed to try to achieve minimum holding.
Spoken like a true office jockey that's never seen the inside of an ops room or at least has no concept of how the job is done

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