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Topic: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: whatusaid
Posted 2012-12-03 08:34:31 and read 5726 times.

Read that 3/5 757s were out of service recently. There are two on the ground at FAT this am and the 9:15 is delayed due to a mechanical. Isolated problems or are their issues?

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: StudeDave
Posted 2012-12-03 10:29:09 and read 5444 times.

The local 'paper' (Bellingham Herald) here couldn't be bothered to do more then have a short blub in their business blog with a link to a Hawaiian newspaper when they 'reported' about Allegiant's 757 problems~
http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/business/#navlink=digestfooter

Keep in mind- TWO of the flights that were grounded were sitting at the Bellingham airport!!!

Here's the link to the other story~
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/181289321.html

I wonder what the issues are? These birds have been flying in and out of here (to Vegas) for quite awhile now.
Are they scared of that long overwater flight or something?




StudeDave

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: b757capt
Posted 2012-12-03 11:08:46 and read 5316 times.

I have heard they are very high time 757s.

Previously they did work for European charter companies. That means high cycles!

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: B757forever
Posted 2012-12-03 13:19:40 and read 5081 times.

Quoting whatusaid (Thread starter):
Isolated problems or are their issues?

I don't know anything about the G4 operation. I can tell you that a 757 needs a good bit of regular attention by technicians who are intimately familiar with it's working to keep it going. For most small operators who may not have as robust a maintenance program as large operators,, the pneumatic system is the #1 delay / cancellation driver for the 757. Perhaps G4 is spoiled operating MD aircraft domestically and an ETOPS 757 is a bit of a stretch for them? (just a guess)

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: dlramp4life
Posted 2012-12-03 15:42:40 and read 4791 times.

It must take time for mx crews to get used to a different A/C type....

Wonder if these problems will arise when the A319s come online

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: LGWflyer
Posted 2012-12-03 16:31:24 and read 4680 times.

Quoting b757capt (Reply 2):
I have heard they are very high time 757s.

Previously they did work for European charter companies. That means high cycles!

Yes they are all ex Britannia/Thomson birds, which are all around about 20 years old!

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: BlueBus
Posted 2012-12-03 17:01:06 and read 4583 times.

Flying old MD-80s, I would assume G4 has a pretty good grasp at keeping old birds flying. Having them spend a good chunk of their life sitting on the tarmac overnight, makes quite a bit of time for repairs.

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: wjcandee
Posted 2012-12-03 17:17:56 and read 4544 times.

The more interesting fact in the article is the load factor:

223 seats per 757 times 3 aircraft = 669 available seats.

Number of passengers delayed on the three flights according to the Honolulu paper: 662.

662/669 = 98.95% load factor, or... shall we just say 99%.

Not bad.

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: spinkid
Posted 2012-12-03 18:14:06 and read 4404 times.

I'm surprised they didn't charter another carrier to operate the service under these unique circumstances. The one time cost wouldn't be as bad as the bad PR.

I can remember jetBlue and AirTran getting charters to cover routes in the past due to weather backups and high volume.

And I seem to remember some European airlines doing this from JFK when they had MX issues.

Was this just too last minute?

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: crj900lr
Posted 2012-12-03 18:15:19 and read 4404 times.

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 7):
The more interesting fact in the article is the load factor:

223 seats per 757 times 3 aircraft = 669 available seats.

Number of passengers delayed on the three flights according to the Honolulu paper: 662.

662/669 = 98.95% load factor, or... shall we just say 99%.

Not bad.

Not bad, but if they don't get their issues straightned out people will find other ways to get there and that load factor is gonna start to decline fast.

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: HAWK21M
Posted 2012-12-04 01:49:32 and read 4028 times.

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 5):
they are all ex Britannia/Thomson birds,

What powerplant are they......

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2012-12-04 03:02:44 and read 3742 times.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):

What powerplant are they......

RR 535E4 I believe.

KH

Topic: RE: G4 757 Reliablity
Username: LGWflyer
Posted 2012-12-04 13:06:45 and read 1444 times.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
What powerplant are they.....
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 11):
RR 535E4 I believe.

Yes MCOflyer is correct, RR 535E4's indeed.


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