Test Your AVsavvy: Do you need an airport slot? (Dec. 28)

> | December 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
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Here’s another chance to test your “AVsavvy”.

Suppose you are operating from VHHH to YSSY and have an ETA of 2201 local. Is an airport slot for your scheduled arrival time?

The following is information that will assist in determining if a slot is needed:

YSSY Airport Information:

BETWEEN 2300-0600 LT, ONLY RWY 16R USED FOR DEPTS & RWY 34L USED FOR
ARRIVALS REGARDLESS OF WIND DIRECTION.
CUSTOMS MUST BE CLEARED AT AN AIRPORT OF ENTRY BOTH INBOUND
AND OUTBOUND. CUSTOMS IS NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR DOMESTIC MVMTS BUT
THEY DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO INSPECT THE AIRCRAFT AND/OR PAX
DOCUMENTS AT ANY TIME.
A STAMPED GEN DEC FROM PREVIOUS AIRPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL
ARRIVING ACFT INTO AUSTRALIA REGARDLESS OF THE ORIGIN COUNTRY.
NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REGULATION WILL BE MADE
SLOTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES FOR
YSSY DAILY BTN 0600-2300 LT. SLOTS SHOULD BE REQUESTED
BY 1600 LT ON DAY PRECEDING OPERATION. ALL AIRCRAFT ARE REQUIRED
TO OPERATE ACCORDINGLY TO ALLOCATED SLOT TIMES. AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA
HAS A SLOT SYSTEM IN PLACE CALLED METRON. ONCE AN ARR/DEP SLOT IS
APPROVED, METRON CALCULATES THE OFF-BLOCKS TIME, THE TAKE-OFF TIME,
AND THE LANDING TIME AT DESTINATION. BECAUSE OF THIS, SLOTS TIMES MUST BE
STRICTLY ADHERED TO.

Based on the above information, which option below is correct? Answer below and come back next Friday to see if you got the answer right!

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