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Topic: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: mikeology
Posted 2012-10-22 15:59:20 and read 9244 times.



Just wondering if anyone has any details on this one. Apparently its been parked at super bay since last Thursday. AB last scheduled flight for seasonal service to SFO was last Friday. Source at ground staff says its awaiting an engine. Anyone confirm?

Thanks

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: as739x
Posted 2012-10-22 16:28:12 and read 9129 times.

Quoting mikeology (Thread starter):

Maybe the crew wasn't to happy they were done with SFO for the season, so took it in their own hands to get more out of the layover  

Seriously though, if I remember, I'll make some phone calls from work.

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-10-22 17:15:50 and read 8980 times.

I noticed that tail over by the super bay yesterday and I wondered what it was doing there...

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: wedgetail737
Posted 2012-10-22 20:36:13 and read 8551 times.

Maybe Air Berlin can't afford another engine!

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: BoeingVista
Posted 2012-10-22 21:01:23 and read 8474 times.

The crew probably got tickets to game 7

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2012-10-22 22:01:22 and read 8335 times.

Yes D-ALPH has been AOG since Wednesday.

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: UALWN
Posted 2012-10-22 23:43:03 and read 8065 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 4):
The crew probably got tickets to game 7

And since they liked it, now they want to stay for the first two games of the WS. So no departure until Friday.

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: vfw614
Posted 2012-10-23 03:55:14 and read 7661 times.

Assuming that you can cough up the dough, how long would it typically take to have a replacement engine ordered/leased, shipped and put on the wing? Would five days and counting still be within the norm?

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: BlueShamu330s
Posted 2012-10-23 04:53:23 and read 7526 times.

D-ALPH is airborne as BER700P.

http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/2012-10-23/08:44/BER700P

Rgds

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: kkephart13
Posted 2012-10-23 05:40:14 and read 7381 times.

Quoting BoeingVista (Reply 4):
The crew probably got tickets to game 7
Quoting UALWN (Reply 6):
And since they liked it, now they want to stay for the first two games of the WS. So no departure until Friday.
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 8):
D-ALPH is airborne as BER700P.

http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/2012-10-23/08:44/BER700P

Rgds

Must of been St. Louis Fans....

Topic: RE: AB A332 Parked At SFO 5 Days Now Awaiting Engine?
Username: strfyr51
Posted 2012-10-23 14:22:35 and read 3704 times.

getting an engine depends on pre-planning. having established relationships with local airlines for facilities and possibly manpower . The LCC go it alone mantra is NOT going to work 5000+ miles from home shipping engines can become a pricey matter. At UAL is has at times been cheaper to 3 engine Ferry a 747-422 from Asia (HKG) to SFO for an engine change. spending $166K but saving as the shipping would be over $220K not including manpower and tooling.


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