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Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?  
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

I was at JFK today and caught N384DA and was surprised to see that she did not have any eyebrows:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z189/JFKSpotting16/30dl738jfk.jpg

When did Delta start replacing them and how many of the fleet are without them now?


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User currently offlineReins485 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4931 times:

Found this in another thread.

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 148):

There is an AD/SB that has been put out by Boeing to more closely inspect the eyebrow windows, due to a lot of cracking in the worldwide fleet. One fix is to remove the glass and replace it with a metal plug, which NZ have elected to do. The 1st aircraft should be done sometime over the next month or so.

New Zealand Aviation Thread #4 (by 777ER Apr 25 2007 in Civil Aviation)

So I guess this is the reason, it saves money because of less inspections and would not have to be replaced nearly as often because the windows are more likely to have problems than a piece of metal.


User currently onlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 4026 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4909 times:
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Ok you got me. What is an eyebrow?


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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1971 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

Quoting Reins485 (Reply 1):
So I guess this is the reason, it saves money because of less inspections and would not have to be replaced nearly as often because the windows are more likely to have problems than a piece of metal.

...and the 737 looks much better and more modern without them  Smile  Smile



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User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 2):
Ok you got me. What is an eyebrow?

Spot the difference:

Eyebrow...

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No eyebrow...

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I wonder though - wouldn't the plug require some inspection afterward, to see that the seal is okay? I wouldn't want to have one of those popping out in flight...

[Edited 2007-06-17 09:36:53]


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4688 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 3):
...and the 737 looks much better and more modern without them

IMHO it gives the 737 a much meaner look  Silly .


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Quoting JuniorSpotter (Reply 4):
I wonder though - wouldn't the plug require some inspection afterward, to see that the seal is okay? I wouldn't want to have one of those popping out in flight...

Some inspection at the regular intervals, yes... But since plugs are installed from the inside of the aircraft, the pressurization helps to hold the plug in place, so the risk of "popping out in flight" is minimal.

Lincoln



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