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TK 737-800 "Eyebrow" Question  
User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

While looking at some pictures of 737-800s of TK, I realized that the eyebrows of this particular airplane were removed... I know that the new ones are now being delivered without but why did they feel the need to remove the eyebrows that had been there for a long time already? Does it help with anything at all?

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

I was wondering the same thing and can only assume one reason: It may have been in for MX and they decided to take them off.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Thread starter):
Does it help with anything at all?

Saves some weight--with fuel prices as high as they are, every little bit counts. There may be other reasons too.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 2):
There may be other reasons too.

Well, WN is removing theirs for the maintenance cost so that could be the same for TK....



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4476 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4170 times:

I have heard that pilots don't use them anymore, and some cover them with newspapers to reduce glare.

User currently offlineAbleToFly From Denmark, joined Nov 2006, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4104 times:

All that I know of is that it was a 1960's requirement from the FAA of minimum windshield area and to increase visibility in banking maneurves.
But readucing glares and weight sounds fine to me. But actually how much weight is reduced by removing the "eyebrows"??

Cheers.


User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 999 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4082 times:

It has more to do with mx costs. As you can imagine, a piece of aluminum requires far less attention over time than an electrically heated piece of laminated glass. Plus it looks cool  Wink


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks ago) and read 4082 times:

Quoting AbleToFly (Reply 5):
But actually how much weight is reduced by removing the "eyebrows"??

See http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/...05/photorelease/q1/pr_050126h.html

According to Boeing they save 20 lbs of weight and 300 hours of periodic inspections per aircraft.



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User currently offlineLuke7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

It is no longer needed due to advanced avionics, witch don't require so much light for the crew to do their job.

User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 945 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

They are being removed to make some economy.

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