(Video) From the cockpit: landing at London City Airport
On 10 August 2016, British Airways posted a video from the cabin of an Airbus A318. The landing on the short runway of the airport was filmed London City. According to the technical information, the London city airport runway is 1508 meters. Airbus A318 is the largest aircraft that can land on this airport.
Video from the cockpit: landing at London City Airport
By publishing this video, British Airways wanted to celebrate the 25 million miles operated by the Airbus A318 all-business aircraft between London and New York. BA was the first airline in the world with this type of aircraft, which comes specially configured all-business. The aircraft is approved for long-haul flights.
The British carrier owns 2 A318 aircraft configured all-business. Provides 32 seats in an 2-2 configuration. British Airways began operating all-business flights (BA0001, BA0002, BA0003, BA0004) in September 2009. Prices for London City - New York JFK flights start at 2193 pounds.
In the pictures you can see Captain Karen Atherton, one of the 27 British Airways pilots certified to land in London City, and Paul Riglar, senior first officer. The airport is located in an urban area, and the landing approach requires a little more preparation from the pilots.