COEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2838 times:
To major airplane guru's this might seem dumb. But my question is, what are the differences between the 767-322 and the 767-336? I noticed it seems like only BA ans Qantas use the 767-336, as they are the only airlines in the system for it. Also, some 763's have 2 doors, while some have 4 doors. Is one longer than the other? Any help? Just wondering what the differences are in this model.
Alitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4794 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
To answer your question, BA and Qantas operate the 767-336 aircraft. -36 is Boeing's customer code for British Airways. All Boeing aircraft have a two digit or combo number/letter code as part of Boeing's aircraft identificatioin system.
Qantas operates -336 aircraft as they leased/bought some of the B767's from BA after BA began reducing the type.
In terms of the door, the 767-300 is available with a number of configurations depending on airline preference. For example, the three configurations I know of:
X= Main/Large Entry Door
Y= Smaller emergency exit door
Z= Overwing emergency exit
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
Just to clarify, the customer code remains with the aircraft even if it changes hands, as in the example of the ex-BA planes that migrated to Qantas. One can, thereby, determine the original owner of the aircraft.
Type "Boeing customer codes" into a search engine; several enthusiasts have posted extensive lists online.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
CKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
I have noticed that on say the 762, the overwing exits differ dependent on the number of pax it carries, ie AA762, one overwing, and BY have 2 overwing as they carry 290Y. The same goes for BY 763's they have 3 main pax entry doors and a 757 type emergency exit aft of the wing, which is permanently armed. The 3 main doors are all used for boarding/deplaning with BY and this speeds up the turnaround process. Carriers such as UA, who have only 2 main doors and 2 overwing exits instead, do not need this major time advantage as they carry fewer pax in a 2 or 3 class config and have a bigger time window for turnarounds on routes like JFK-LHR than say BY on a LGW-SFB route. Just a thought.
Blake From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
Ba is the only airline to have ordered 767-300 models with RR RB211 engines. Some of those were leased/sold to Qantas. They carry the -36 customer suffix. I also think Brittania and BA were the only airlines ordering the Collins autopilot with switches to engage the center, left or right channel, instead of the push-buttons. However, Qantas switched the controls to push buttons after receiving the A/C from BA.
Also, BA never switched the ADI's displays from original mode to the newer dispalys with speed scales...any ideas why?
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28516 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2344 times:
The reason BA did not change them is probably the same as why WN had Boeing program their 73Gs to read out like the steam gauges on the 732s, 733s and 735s so that they could keep the pilots on an "any plane, any time" system. Keeping older style readouts makes it easier for pilots to switch
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17427 posts, RR: 66
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2340 times:
ConcordeBoy, do you remember that thread which tried to figure out what members were like in real life.
EDIT: My, but the search took a while:
From United States, joined Feb 2000, 339 posts, RR: 1
Posted Fri Feb 13 2004 03:37:46 UTC+1 and read 2315 times:
10)Concordeboy is the smartest poster on a.net and sits by his computer waiting for people to make mistakes so he can correct them.
Blake From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
I stand corrected on BA being the only airline having ordered for RB211 powered 767-300's, thanks for the update.
Do Chinese airlines just like the more rare engine/airframe combinations? If I'm not wrong this time, China Airlines was one of the few airlines choosing P&W engines on their A300B's.
On the cockpit CRT displays: BA could have changed to the newer version for it's complete fleet of 767's, 757's en 737 Classics, keeping fleet commonality.
I rather think it has something to do with ergonomics. I know they insisted on classic engine instruments for their own 737-400's after the British Midland crash of a 737-400 equipped with solid state engine instruments...