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How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?  
User currently offlineBlujaay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

Hello,

Just a quick question that maybe some could help me with. How does Boeing, Airbus and the other aircraft companies deliver their small a/c to places that the airplane does have the range to fly to. For example B717 to Impulse Airlines is just one example.

Thanks in advance for any help.


bLuJaay

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User currently offlineTurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Hi Blujaay. I think I have an answer for you. For delivering small planes to distant locations, often the planes will have various refueling stops. And yet, some occasions the aircraft may just be taken apart and shipped or flown to the destination and then be put back together. I am not totally sure on this, so if I am wrong, feel free to correct me.

TurboTristar


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

This has been discussed many times before. Try the search feature for details, but basically, the airplanes have a much higher range when they aren't carrying passengers and cargo. Sometimes they can even put in extra temporary fuel tanks. And there are places where they can make many fuel stops.

USA-Newfoundland-Greenland-Iceland-Faeros-Europe can get a small twin prop plane across the Atlantic.

I imagine USA-ALASKA-Aleutians/Siberia-Japan-Philippines-Austrailia could get that 717 to Impulse. I don't really know how they did it though.


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

I don't think they usually take them accross teh pacific, for example dehavilland delivers all the Dash-8's to Qantas via Europe The Middle East and Asia. Maybe Boeing does something differently.


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineJoewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

Here is a good example of a delivery flight. Acft is ATR72-500 for Mount Cook Airlines in Christchurch New Zealand. Toulouse/Luxor/Muscat/Colombo/Singapore-Seletar/Denpessar/Darwin/Brisbane/Christchurch. Also have details of Impulses latest 717 delivery here somewhere, will post when I locate it.

User currently offlineTommyBoy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Actually, I vote for the answer about taking the airplanes apart and putting them back together....

User currently offlineJoewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

Cant locate Impulse route but here's a Kendall Airlines CRJ-200 VH-KJV delivered Melbourne on 18 SEP. Montreal/Goose Bay/Keflavik/Berlin/Larnaca/Dubai/Madras/Singapore/Broome/Adelaide/Melbourne

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

There is no way they take those airplanes apart. Thats what the assembly is for. Such as for the Hawaiian DC-9's to get out to Hawaii and stuff like that..its simple. They just lay a bladder tank down the middle of the airplane.


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

I thought they flew the 717 right across the Pacific maybe w/a stop in Hawaii, using extra fuel tanks. With no cargo or pax on board, the range of the plane has got to be extended a whole lot.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Impulse Delivery flight of VH-IMP
Departed Long Beach California on April 23 under Call sign "Boeing One Three" for the duration of the flight.
Stops were made at Seattle, Anchorage, Nome, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Osaka, Manila and Darwin.
Aricraft delivered in Sydney on April 27

VH-LAX used callsign "Boeing two zero"Departed Long Beach California on May 2nd. Stops were made at Seattle, Anchorage, Nome, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Osaka, Guam, Port Moresby and Cairns. Ariving in Sydney on May 6th

VH-IMD Arrived on May 9th and followed the same Route as LAX but used callsign "Boeing One Four".

Would you like the names of the crew?



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
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