FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8011 times:
This new delivery brings AA 777 fleet to 46 ships, with one more due before the year is over. After the 47th delivery, American has 7 outstanding orders for the 777-223ERs, which beginning in 2010, they should hopefully start arriving to the fleet as well.
The reason the newest bird is going to AFW is because that's the primary maintenance base for the 777. The techs there will be checking things over, installing the AA touches before the ship is entered into revenue service.
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FXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7428 posts, RR: 81
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7854 times:
Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 8): I assume this new a/c will be used for the 1x daily ORD-PVG starting April 2nd?
doubful it will get full mech check by AA before April 2nd. The 772 pulled off LGW will prolly go to PVG along with the domestic 772 from DFW-LAX that was pulled. I think it's rotating on the DFW-LGW service right now.
LY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 858 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7757 times:
Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 6): Why is it going to Ft. Worth Alliance and not DFW?
AFW is the 777 /767 MX base, as others have already said.
Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 7): The techs there will be checking things over, installing the AA touches before the ship is entered into revenue service.
Not only that, but they have to make sure the components installed on the airplane are consistent with the rest of the AA fleet. Since AA hasn't received a new 777 in a few years, Boeing has upgraded several components, and AA may have to revert back to older ones they have in stock.
Boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7710 times:
They are going to AFW to acceptance inspections, And for the record yes they are differnet from the rest of our fleet. The AIMS and ELMS cabinets are completely different(THEY SAID IN CLASS FOR THESE AIRPLANES THEY CAN'T GET P2 CHIPS ANYMORE). As for that those are the only major differences. And none of them you will see unless you work on the airplane. The pilots have two less gauges and a switch for the brightness on there FMC CDU's not a knob.
AA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3462 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7503 times:
Isn't AA 'loaning' Boeing a 777 to do some tests for either the 787 or 748?? I remember hearing something along those lines on this forum. Presumably this 777 will be used to replace that one. I believe a 777 was freed up when the RDU-LGW flight was reduced to a 767??
Correct me if I am wrong.
Glad to see AA taking delivery of new a/c..
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Willyj From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7444 times:
Is this aircraft fitted with the new business class? I don't think it is, but wouldn't that make more sense? The seat pitch isn't really any different, so it wouldn't change the configuration of the plane...