Moscow Airports Helped Each Other

Moscow Airports Helped Each Other

02.03.2006, 13:00
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Moscow Airports Helped Each Other
   On March 2nd the Moscow airports of Domodyedevo and Vnukovo operated using their 'adverse weather conditions' contingency plans. This system places ultimate responsibility for the decision of whether a flight will take off or land with the pilot on board. Meanwhile Sheremetyevo continued to work in the normal way.
   During the day at Domodyedevo visibility fell to as little as 500-600 metres whilst in Vnukovo it was 700-900 metres. A representative of Domodyedevo's Press Service told BANKO that due to the low visibility three aircraft had landed in alternative airports - two at Nizhniy Novgorod and one at Vnukuvo. Meanwhile, three flights bound for Vnukuvo had detoured to Domodyedevo.
   According to Sheremetyevo's Press Service, the contingency plans are required only for Russian manufactured aircraft. Boeing and Airbus carriers are equipped with low visibility take off navigation systems and can therefore take off and land safely in adverse weather conditions.

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