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qball
07-08-2018, 11:53 AM
Just curious what the max landing weight is on your 320s


Blue Dude
07-08-2018, 01:42 PM
142.2 or 145.5, depending on the variant.

tomgoodman
07-08-2018, 01:57 PM
Sometimes those weights can be changed with just a little paperwork. A MD-88 factory instructor told us: “You bought the 160k MGTO airplane, but only had it certified for 149.5k, in order to save on airport fees.”


qball
07-08-2018, 06:40 PM
Thanks
Filler

Bluedriver
07-09-2018, 09:45 AM
I thought we measured everything here in Dominicans?

I believe our A320 max landing is 172 Dominicans (including lap children).

yayairplanes
07-09-2018, 05:49 PM
Bluedriver, blah blah blah.

Twin Wasp
07-09-2018, 05:56 PM
Sometimes those weights can be changed with just a little paperwork. A MD-88 factory instructor told us: “You bought the 160k MGTO airplane, but only had it certified for 149.5k, in order to save on airport fees.”

A little paperwork and a lot of money. "You want appendix Q to the FPPM? Let's talk."

symbian simian
07-09-2018, 06:36 PM
A little paperwork and a lot of money. "You want appendix Q to the FPPM? Let's talk."

Yup, total rip-off. I flew the DHC-8, brand new from the factory. We couldn't land over 19.450kg, could't land with tailwind between 10-20kts, couldn't fly the approach with props 900, couldn't fly the approach flap 15. If you wanted to do any of those you handed over a big check, and Bombardier would mail you a some green pages for the AOM, and magically , without any other changes, the airplane suddenly was capable.

tomgoodman
07-09-2018, 08:01 PM
A little paperwork and a lot of money. "You want appendix Q to the FPPM? Let's talk."

Of course! As DOD contractors, they were firm believers in the maxim: “Cut prices as necessary to win the procurement award, then make a bundle with change orders”. :rolleyes: