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What happens when the runway is unusable at an isolated aerodrome?

In the scenario where a large passenger jet is in a situation where its only landing option is closed with insufficient fuel to get to another landing strip then the options are limited to attempting ...
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Are Belarusian ATC recordings available for Ryanair Flight 4978?

Not every country allows recording and publishing of ATC communication. The UK for example does not: Is it illegal for Joe Public to listen to ATC in the UK? While I don't know for sure, I'm guessing ...
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What happens when the runway is unusable at an isolated aerodrome?

It's pretty simple. You have 2 hours of fuel on board, the nearest useable strip is over 2 hours away, and there is a wrecked airplane on the runway that you'd confirmed was useable before you left, ...
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What happens when the runway is unusable at an isolated aerodrome?

If you flew to an airfield without having a viable plan for an alternate destination in the event that you couldn't land there, then that's your mistake as the pilot. It's true that the law does not ...
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Is it possible to find out the actual reason for the diversion of V72578 of 15/04/2022?

I don't know the actual reason, but I suspect that the curfew is indeed it. If the aircraft would have continued to LUX, it would have arrived probably just before the curfew. Whilst this would get ...
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Why did flight AC8823 not land in Washington and why fly to Toronto?

Although this may not fully answer the question, I post this information as such because it looks into the cause (high wind) provided as a reason by the airline, and it is too much for a comment. If ...
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Are Belarusian ATC recordings available for Ryanair Flight 4978?

an excerpt, maybe carefully chosen, released by a Russian TV channel, dubbed in Russian though...
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Can an airline rewrite a flight's origin airport for the day, following an earlier diversion?

No. They've sold tickets for people to get from A to B. They've not sold tickets to anybody looking to get from C to B. The aircraft would be ferried into position empty, then they'd operate the ...
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If an aircraft diverts to another airport for mechanical reasons, does the dispatcher create a new flight plan?

The purpose of an IFR flight plan is to tell the controllers where the plane wants to fly. Once the pilots start talking to the ATC and get their initial clearance, the routing can be amended any time ...
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If an aircraft diverts to another airport for mechanical reasons, does the dispatcher create a new flight plan?

No, there's no new flight plan created for the diversion. An engine-out is an emergency situation, the pilot takes whatever action they feel is needed to save the plane, and the paperwork can wait ...
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What does a dispatcher do if an aircraft can't stay on a NAT route due to a communications failure?

Every flight within the NAT region is issued with an oceanic clearance that includes routing, altitude and speed. In case of communications failure the aircraft shall adhere to the last acknowledged ...
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What happens when the runway is unusable at an isolated aerodrome?

Or something else... You have several pre-scouted ditching/off-field landing locations, ideally already keyed into the FMS, briefed, etc. If you were in the business of flying 747s to an "off-...
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At what exact point in time should we be giving the 10 minutes to diversion call to ATC?

(I just came up with this, so it may not be the official solution - but it should be fairly simple this way) You first need to know the fuel you need for the diversion with all safety requirements ...
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Does cargo heat failure require a diversion? What about if there are live animals in cargo?

Company rules normally dictate diversion/abort rules. For most aircraft there are not temperature requirements for areas of the plane, except for the cockpit and avionics bays. They may require non-...
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