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Old 16th Nov 2017, 19:28
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Bristol is currently approved for Code E aircraft operations. The approval is limited to B787-8, B787-9, and A330-300.

Originally Posted by heading 125 View Post
A 777 you are joking of course. 767 landing a few years ago had a very interesting landing on 09. I guess as long as you can use the road for take off and landing outside the airfield you should be ok.
Heading 125 - What is your obsession with Bristol and 09? I know CWL has a longer and flatter runway, and yes, there was a hard landing with a First Choice 767 using Bristols Runway 09, however the investigation summarised that not only the runway profile, but nuisance GPWS alerts and the meteorological conditions may have influenced the hard landing. Why do you continuously bring it up? It happened over 7 years ago... can we move on now please?

Since 2010 First Choice/Thomson, now TUI have not moved their longhaul flights out of BRS (except for taking a break during the economic downturn), and this year the B787-8 operated to both Florida and Mexico. They clearly aren't concerned? In fact, next year TUI are doubling the the 787 flights and will base a B787-8 at Bristol for 4 days a week with new flights to Cape Verde and the Dominican Republic on top of the Florida and Mexico flights.
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