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Author Topic: Variable turnaround time  (Read 5270 times)

CX717

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Variable turnaround time
« on: August 25, 2008, 01:33:32 PM »
now the turnaround time was fixed.
But short route shouldn't require that much turnaround time.(747=120mins+80 mins cushion time=200mins!)
turnaround time should variable like rwy require length.
you can have a faster turning time when you operate a short route.(you have less thing to clean up,less catering time,less refuel time).
We turn a regional route 747-400 in an hour in Hong Kong.  ;)

Offline Seattle

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Re: Variable turnaround time
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 02:11:57 PM »
Same goes for the 767-200.... 80 min + 40 min cushion = 120 minutes!! on LHR-FRA, MAN, and AMS...
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Northwesterly

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Re: Variable turnaround time
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008, 03:27:59 PM »
I would agree with the min...

A300 - 70 mins? almost as long as my flight sector....

rgds,
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Offline MM21

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Re: Variable turnaround time
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 06:43:12 PM »
I would agree with the min...

A300 - 70 mins? almost as long as my flight sector....

rgds,
North
I think it should be 50-55 mins according to turn around time chart
for the case of AB6

mykalberta

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Re: Variable turnaround time
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2008, 07:47:44 PM »
I would agree with the min...

A300 - 70 mins? almost as long as my flight sector....

rgds,
North

I dont think that is an unreasonable turn time. Given the pax count can be 250+ along with cargo.

I think it should be 60 minutes, but 70 doesnt seem too crazy IMO.

Offline AeroJet

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Re: Variable turnaround time
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 11:55:39 PM »
I would agree some of the turnaround times are to high. For example, it is very possible to turnaround a 737-800 in 30-35 mins, it would therefore be easily done to turnaround a 737-600 in the same time but the minimum turnaround is now 40 mins. If a 737-600 is being turned around in 40 mins, 25% chance of delay is quite high in my opinion as this would be ample time for an efficient airline to perform the turnaround procedures.

Offline Sami

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Re: Variable turnaround time
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 10:44:46 AM »
Each 737NG must have the same turnaround time as they are in the same fleet group as the schedules / routes are inter-changeable or whatever the word is. Same goes for other planes, like A320 series.

peterjans

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Minumum Ground Time B752
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 07:42:58 PM »
Hi,

I would suggest to reduce the minimum ground time for a B757-200 from 110 minutes to
50 minutes. We see this aircraft type being used on different type of flights. On any
intercontinental flight I would agree with a MGT of 110 minutes, but for domestic
and flights within the continent many airlines will apply a MGT of approx. 50 mins.

I can not imagine BA, AY, IB used to have a 110 min MGT on their European flights.
Hope you'll be able to to update this even though the new games have already started.

Kind regards,

Peter Jansen

samomuransky

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Re: Minumum Ground Time B752
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 08:43:53 PM »
Same with B767..

toyotaboy95

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Re: Minumum Ground Time B752
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 02:04:54 AM »
Same with B767..
It's a problem with all aircraft actually. ;)

CX717

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Re: Minumum Ground Time B752
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 04:10:47 AM »
I suggest a flexible turnaround time at couple of months ago..  :-\

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Minumum Ground Time B752
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 01:19:01 PM »
Was the 757 certified for ETOPS?  

EDIT:  Some engines has 120 and others 180.  Never saw many fly across the Atlantic, did we?

CX717

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Re: Minumum Ground Time B752
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2009, 03:12:00 PM »
Delta and Northwest fly 757 between US and Europe.

edobarto

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Turn Around Time
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2009, 11:21:23 AM »
Hi!
What about give better turn around times to the a/cs? I've checked the turn around times of various a/cs in service with different companies and I observed that some "big" a/cs like the A330 (both 200 and 300) here have quite long turn around. I was in Muscat in august and I saw an Emirates A332 being turned around in 55-60 minutes instead of the 70 mins specified in this game. I even know that an Etihad flight to Doha, Qatar has a turn around time of 50 mins for an A330. Is it possible to do something about these odd turn around times? Maybe lower them by 15-20 mins should be ok...

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Turn Around Time
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2009, 03:02:52 PM »
No.  Please dont.   I like it as is.  Honestly, I rarely see a large plane that pulls up to the gate, de-boards everyone, clean the plane, re-stock the plane, re-boards everyone, and push back in 20-30 minutes. 

Offline Sigma

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Re: Turn Around Time
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2009, 03:34:18 PM »
I believe in AWS that the turnaround time is also inclusive of taxi time.  On some airports this is minimal (<5m) but on many airports it can be much, much more on average.  And the system has to average it all out.

Offline bleedfax18

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Re: Turn Around Time
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2009, 03:37:04 PM »
I believe in AWS that the turnaround time is also inclusive of taxi time.  On some airports this is minimal (<5m) but on many airports it can be much, much more on average.  And the system has to average it all out.

This would explain a lot, and it would make so much more sense.
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Offline swiftus27

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Re: Turn Around Time
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2009, 09:38:58 PM »
Have you seen how far out runway 18R/36L is at Schiphol?    I play FSX on occasion and taxiing out there takes forever. 

Thomash

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Re: Turn Around Time
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2009, 07:38:09 PM »
yeah thats true, it takes forever to get to the "Polderbaan"
i think about 15-20 minutes without even considering the "traffic jams"

Offline type45

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Re: Turn Around Time
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2009, 10:48:48 PM »
How about Kai Tak? ;) Spot 1 is just located next to the take off zone of runway 13/ end of runway 31 :laugh: Although taxi to runway 31/ from runway 13 will be so long that just like a harbor visiting tour for pax ;D

If taxi time is put into this sector, so the traffic delay will be the gate hold or staying in a holding pattern? ;)

 

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