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Hawaiian adjusts to Beijing flight hurdles

By Dave Segal

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2014

~~<p>As Hawaiian Airlines' pilots begin flying this week to Beijing, their newest destination requires one cockpit item on the Airbus A330-200 that none of their other routes do: a metric conversion chart.</p>
<p>In all the other cities that Hawaiian serves, instructions for altitude clearance are given in feet measurements by the air traffic controllers. For Beijing Capital International Airport, they are given in meters.</p>
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As Hawaiian Airlines' pilots begin flying this week to Beijing, their newest destination requires one cockpit item on the Airbus A330-200 that none of their other routes do: a metric conversion chart.

In all the other cities that Hawaiian serves, instructions for altitude clearance are given in feet measurements by the air traffic controllers. For Beijing Capital International Airport, they are given in meters. Login for more...



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