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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9643 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5016 times:
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While researching the plane below I discovered that Aloha used it on ETOPS flights out of HNL for the South Pacific. How many ETOPS 732s did Aloha have? What other airlines operated 737-100s or -200s as ETOPS planes? Did these planes have extra fuel tanks?


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User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

I think Aloha was the only one that did ETOPS.


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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4844 times:
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Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
How many ETOPS 732s did Aloha have?

One, N808AL. IIRC, it was certified ETOPS 120.

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
What other airlines operated 737-100s or -200s as ETOPS planes?

As far as I can tell, no one else had the -100 or -200 ETOPS certified.

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Did these planes have extra fuel tanks?

Nope. Didn't need it. The farthest it flew non-stop is HNL-CXI, which is 1155nm. The 737-200A had a range up to 2300nm.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Since AQ terminated that route, N808AL has rejoined the inter-island fleet. When it was doing the ETOPS CXI run, it had the US, Hawai‘i, and Marshall Islands flags lined up above the aft pax windows.


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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 3):
When it was doing the ETOPS CXI run, it had the US, Hawai‘i, and Marshall Islands flags lined up above the aft pax windows.

What for?



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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Interesting to see an ETOPS B732. I had no idea this had existed.

I clicked on the c/n to see the previous operator and discovered how old CAAC could make a modern airliner look in 1992!


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31096 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4447 times:
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I imagine it was not ETOPS, but UA used to fly MIA-CCS with 737-200s.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6865 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4313 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):
UA used to fly MIA-CCS with 737-200s.

When?

You're right, no need for ETOPS there.


User currently offlineXJET From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4218 times:


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This aircraft, owned by the owner of the Miami Dolphins, does some pretty long flights. He also has a BBJ at FLL.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Now this is fascinating!! I have flown on both of the "special" 737-200's in Aloha's fleet - N808AL and N823AL.

In visiting a friend in Hilo, I flew United to HNL and then transferred to Aloha. As a devoted a.netter, I always document the registration of the aircraft I'm going to fly in case the plane becomes "famous" for some reason. HNL-ITO was flown by N823AL - but in the standard livery, not the fabulous "old school" livery (unfortunately for me). I found it of further interest that 823 is my telephone prefix - and easy registry to remember.


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ITO-HNL was flown by N808AL - again, another easy registry to remember, as that is the area code for the state of Hawai'i. Now I found out that this plane is an ETOPS certified plane...this is just too cool!!  cloudnine 

Thanks for letting me ramble on...



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3817 times:
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Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
While researching the plane below I discovered that Aloha used it on ETOPS flights out of HNL for the South Pacific.

Very interesting. I had no idea a 200 series would have been ETOPS certified. Thanks for sharing.  Smile


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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting XJET (Reply 8):

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This aircraft, owned by the owner of the Miami Dolphins, does some pretty long flights. He also has a BBJ at FLL.

Sweet polish job on those JT8D!!!



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting XJET (Reply 8):

This aircraft, owned by the owner of the Miami Dolphins, does some pretty long flights. He also has a BBJ at FLL.

Huizenga also has a Gulfstream and at least 2 helicopters...he actually helicopters into Dolphin games, there is a helipad in the Dolphin Stadium parking lot for this purpose! He's got a full blown air force...



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User currently offlineXJET From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3763 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 12):
Huizenga also has a Gulfstream and at least 2 helicopters...he actually helicopters into Dolphin games, there is a helipad in the Dolphin Stadium parking lot for this purpose! He's got a full blown air force...

Yeah his hangar is amazing. A friend of mine works there as a First Officer on the Boeings. They actually fly those and the Gulstreams a lot under the Victory Aviation charter certificate. He said one trip they flew the 200 from FLL-FCO. That is a really long way. The entertainment system is those planes are amazing. Probably some of the nicest interiors I have ever seen.


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3712 times:
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Quoting Whappeh (Reply 4):
What for?

Advertising just to show where the aircraft flew to.

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 9):
Now I found out that this plane is an ETOPS certified plane

Was ETOPS certified. Not anymore. Last regular ETOPS flight for N808AL was back in 2003. The markings stayed on till 2004, but didn't fly ETOPS missions.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9643 posts, RR: 68
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
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Great info, thank you for all the replies!

User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4022 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Thanks for the info. I never knew that.
So I sit here wondering how do you get a B737-200 ETOPS certified?
Yes OK you put in some decent nav equipement like an IRS and double GPS,
but what about the standby power system, the second fuel crossfeed valve
The ETOPS certified APU, the hyd system which is basically one tank on a -200.
It all sounds like a lot of investment for a single aircraft.
Dose anyone know what they actually did?
I would have thought it a lot cheaper to buy a B727 for the route which
would not need ETOPS cert!


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3341 times:
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how about Air Nauru??

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