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Old 03-26-2011, 10:10 AM
Bucking Bar
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Another issue with the type was the flaps tending to fail extended on missed approaches due to contaminants fouling the torque drive. The FAA was requiring dispatch using fuel burns to the alternate with the flaps down. Wonder how all that worked out? Alternate fuel figured at flaps 40 would be a bunch or weight on a landing weight limited airplane.

I had also hear our scope seat restrictions worked out well from management's perspective because it made the jet less weight limited.
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