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TK 737-800 "Eyebrow" Question  
User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1452 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4193 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 (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4175 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, 3005 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4175 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 (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4128 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, 4461 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4117 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 (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4051 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, 982 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4029 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, 3005 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4029 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 (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3870 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, 943 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

They are being removed to make some economy.

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