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Shore Guy
14th Apr 2001, 11:42
A buddy at AA did a CATIII into JFK Thursday night and heard a Virgin 747 divert - unable CATII -III. Is that representative of the whole Virgin fleet or just an equipement/high mins deal?

Shanwick Shanwick
14th Apr 2001, 12:06
If it was a 747 (Classic) they're not CAT III equipped. If it was a 744 they may have been restricted by equipment unserviceability or LVO recency?


14th Apr 2001, 17:11
We were operating into JFK on a woolly pully A340 on Thursday evening when the runways were changed to allow LVO equipped A/C to make approaches. We got in fine although it was a bit of a pea souper! All the A340 fleet are CATIIIb capable for your info.

14th Apr 2001, 17:16
Classics operate to Cat II, A340s and 747-400s Cat IIIb. The RVRs on thursday at JFK were often around the 1000'/1000'/1000' mark. Below Cat II but, it may have been below Cat II when the Classic pitched up. The weather was fairly nasty all day apparently.

Shore Guy
14th Apr 2001, 17:56
Thanks all.