Blujaay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
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.
TurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2898 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.
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2891 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.
Joewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2860 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.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4247 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2834 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.
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2805 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".