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What is Short Touch Down?

The term “short touchdown” in aviation refers to the situation where an aircraft touches down on the runway within the first 500 feet of its landing surface. Airlines and aviation authorities do not typically allow or encourage short touchdowns, especially during normal landing procedures at airports. Aviation authorities, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

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What is Sterile Cockpit and No Contact Period

A “sterile cockpit” and a “no contact period” are terms used in aviation to ensure focused and distraction-free communication and actions during critical phases of flight. These procedures help maintain a high level of safety during takeoff and landing, where precise and concentrated coordination is crucial. STERILE COCKPIT The “sterile cockpit” is a safety procedure…

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Who governs Dubai airspace? FAA or EASA

Dubai airspace and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) airspace, in general, are not governed by either the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. Dubai’s airspace is subject to the regulations and oversight of the UAE’s aviation authority, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The GCAA is responsible for…

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