Why Airbus A320 beats Boeing 737 for future FiFo flights

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While it’s bold to claim any aircraft can do everything, the Airbus A320 stands out for its performance capability in supporting the mining industry. It’s quite simply unmatched when it comes to navigating short runways at high-altitude mine sites with thin air and extreme temperatures.

Before we continue, it is important to understand aircraft uplift performance as ultimately this is what it’s all about.

Uplift performance is the maximum weight lifting capacity of the aircraft.  A calculation is carried out by pilots for each flight and considers airfield elevation, temperature, runway length available and fuel load required.  These factors reduce the read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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