Reins485 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5676 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.
BlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 2107 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5654 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
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Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5407 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.
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