TurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1456 posts, RR: 8 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4742 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?
AbleToFly From Denmark, joined Nov 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4600 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"??