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    nothing to do with cobs . For all our A/C nuts!!

    Whats this then, if you really do know reply Broccli.

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    B747 - at Dunsfold. I'm told it was some sort of experiment?
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    Is that Boeing's latest attempt to overcome the 737 MAX problems?
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    A Quantas 747 had a hard point under the wing to transport a spare engine if required elsewhere as it was too big to fit in the hold.

    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...Dg64QlSLI0iBM:
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    The first thing I noticed about that photo was the plane in the back ground - what happened to it's tail fin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive View Post
    A Quantas 747 had a hard point :
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...by-Qantas.html

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    Standing joke in Oz at the time, QANTAS also kept very quiet about the engine they blew up on an A380 just after take off on a brand new plane. They also forgot that Rolls Royce monitor the engines from the UK, I would imagine it was a very short lived court case (QANTAS blamed Rolls) something to do with over revving the engine to 120% or more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatwick Axe Man View Post
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...by-Qantas.html

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    Standing joke in Oz at the time, QANTAS also kept very quiet about the engine they blew up on an A380 just after take off on a brand new plane. They also forgot that Rolls Royce monitor the engines from the UK, I would imagine it was a very short lived court case (QANTAS blamed Rolls) something to do with over revving the engine to 120% or more!

    Must have been travelling first class. Doesn't happen in cattle.

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    That aircraft has nearly 92,000 hours in the air. That’s like taking off today and landing in 2029 without a break.
    A bit of useless info to add to the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darnpistonbroke View Post
    That aircraft has nearly 92,000 hours in the air. That’s like taking off today and landing in 2029 without a break.
    A bit of useless info to add to the story.
    Talking of useless info. I remember hearing on a TV program that a Jumbo has to average something like 23 hours a day in the air to break even. Don't think that can be completely true though.
    At least with an aircraft that size once its up at altitude it generally stays there for a few hours, unlike a smaller aircraft which may have fewer hours but more pressurisation cycles on the airframe, the stress reversals really kill them. Island hoppers are the worst.

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