Total Livery ailure

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Total Livery ailure

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:16 pm

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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Verbal » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:32 pm

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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Verbal » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:41 pm

LN470, a 777-300, was delivered to Cathay on 26 Feb 2004. It has logged over 15k flight cycles and 40k flight hours of service. No word yet on whether the airplane will be repaired or scrapped.
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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby flyboy2548m » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:31 pm

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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Not_Karl » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:35 am

Paint shop shift supervisor Dat Luk Wong.
I think Ho Lee Uck was in charge that day.
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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Gabriel » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:02 pm

There are 16 kinds of people, those who understand hexadecimal numbers, and F the rest.

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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby ocelot » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 am

You'd think someone would have noticed the huge gap between the words...

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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby J » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:17 pm

Proper Liveried Cathay Paciic 777 Retired to Prima Air and Space Museum

CNN) — It's 24 years old this year, but the Boeing 777 airplane is still going strong -- it's one of the aviation manufacturer's best-selling models and is used by airlines across the world.

But, after nearly quarter of a century of flying, the first ever 777 has made its final flight -- to an aerospace museum in Arizona, where it'll see out its retirement as a top attraction.

The prototype 777-200, call sign B-HNL, rolled off the production line in 1994, eventually entering commercial service for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airline in 2000.

Over the years it's clocked up 20,519 flights for Cathay. That's a whopping 49,687 hours of flying time.

The venerable airplane was taken out of service in May 2018 and, after Boeing and Cathay agreed on the donation, it touched down in Tuscon on September 19 to begin its new life at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Announcing the deal, Boeing paid tribute to Cathay's role in developing the long-range airplane -- the world's largest twin-engine jet and one of the first to make use of fully digital fly-by-wire controls.

Cathay was one of the airlines that weighed in with design advice during the 777's development, alongside key international carriers including British Airways, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Qantas, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines and United Airlines.

"Cathay Pacific has been instrumental in the tremendous success of the 777 program," Boeing's Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said in a statement. "The airline contributed greatly to the airplane's original design and has been one of its biggest ambassadors ever since."

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cath ... index.html

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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Gabriel » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 pm

The prototype 777-200, call sign B-HNL, rolled off the production line in 1994, eventually entering commercial service for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airline in 2000.

Over the years it's clocked up 20,519 flights for Cathay. That's a whopping 49,687 hours of flying time.
Meh, nothing impressive there (except the average of less than 2.5 hours per flight).
Probably its retirement is more related to the fact that it was originally a test airplane, hence very early model, surely quite heavier than later models, and hence with useful load (since the max gross weight is the same) and hence with less range for a given payload, less payload for a given range, and more fuel burn for whatever payload, compared with slightly later production airframes.

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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Gabriel » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:06 pm

Only now I realize that the F is missing...
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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Verbal » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm

Probably its retirement is more related to the fact that it was originally a test airplane, hence very early model, surely quite heavier than later models, and hence with useful load (since the max gross weight is the same) and hence with less range for a given payload, less payload for a given range, and more fuel burn for whatever payload, compared with slightly later production airframes.
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Re: Total Livery ailure

Postby Gabriel » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:12 pm

Probably its retirement is more related to the fact that it was originally a test airplane, hence very early model, surely quite heavier than later models, and hence with useful load (since the max gross weight is the same) and hence with less range for a given payload, less payload for a given range, and more fuel burn for whatever payload, compared with slightly later production airframes.
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No to all? It was line number 1.


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