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CO 757s With PTV  
User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

I know this has been discussed before but the forum is now archived and I was looking for updated information. I know Continental is fitting their 757 with PTVs in coach (see link below to myaviation.net). How quickly are they going in for the updating? Are they AVOD? Now lets not start this as a "757s across the Atlantic" thread, but I'm simply asking anyone with information out there about this. Thanks in advance!

http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01175294

[Edited 2007-11-05 23:12:13]

[Edited 2007-11-05 23:12:29]

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

They are AVOD for Y, BusinessFirst already has the AVOD.


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User currently offlineHoneyMonster From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Hi..I was actually about to put the same question up here regarding the Co 757's.I flew on 2 of them LGW-CLE-LGW late August /early September but they had no new IFE on board (not that I was bothered because I watched a couple of movies on my PSP)..and now I'm booked on Continental 757s MAN-EWR-MAN in early January and wondered what are the chances of AVOD.What is the time span of refitting the CO 757's with AVOD?.Many thanks in advance for any info given  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

My thoughts would be that they try to put those aircrafts with the reconfigured PTVs in coach on more "mainline" routes such as CDG, MAN, MAD, LGW. I will be flying EWR-CPH and OSL-EWR in early January and I'm assuming these are not top priority routes for CO to receive the fittings.

Rob


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 3):
My thoughts would be that they try to put those aircrafts with the reconfigured PTVs in coach on more "mainline" routes such as CDG, MAN, MAD, LGW. I will be flying EWR-CPH and OSL-EWR in early January and I'm assuming these are not top priority routes for CO to receive the fittings.

Any 757-200 route at any given time has an equal shot of getting the 757 with AVOD. CO does not prioritize specific 757s for a given market; they are rotated throughout the system quite randomly.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

Quoting 777gk (Reply 4):
Any 757-200 route at any given time has an equal shot of getting the 757 with AVOD. CO does not prioritize specific 757s for a given market; they are rotated throughout the system quite randomly.

yep. with a mixed fleet of AVOD vs. overhead, they couldn't market a consistent product on any route anyway, so they won't do so until the whole fleet is upgraded. Then they will be able to market that all TATL flights have PTVs, with 757s and 777s having AVOD and 767s having "looped" video channels. But until then, they won't bother trying to put one type of 757 on one route specifically.



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User currently offlineMcamargo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
with 757s and 777s having AVOD and 767s having "looped" video channels

I flew last month on a 777 from IAH-LGW and LGW-IAH that still had looped video.

Will all 777s eventually get AVOD?



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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3404 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
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AFAIK, Ship 130 is still the only Y-AVOD-ed 752. Last I checked, only one 757 is in heavy Mx check at a given time. After 130, a couple 753s were next in line... which will remain non-AVOD for some time yet. I will try for an update tomorrow.  bouncy 


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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3404 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
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Quoting Mcamargo (Reply 6):
Will all 777s eventually get AVOD?

Yes  yes  .. Ships 010,019,020, and soon 013, are so equipped.



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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 8):
Yes yes .. Ships 010,019,020, and soon 013, are so equipped.

Do you know when all the 777's are supposed to be done?


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6521 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

That is a really nice looking Y cabin with those big PTV's. Maybe that will quiet some of the "No 757 over the pond" naysayers.

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 10):
Maybe that will quiet some of the "No 757 over the pond" naysayers.

Hardly. They'll still be connecting through somewhere else and be stubborn. The rest will enjoy AVOD.



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User currently offlineDampfnudel From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Are there no plans to add AVOD to the 767s ? (I might be flying to FRA in April)

User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2193 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

The next 757 AVOD Mod is due at the end of this month at MCOMX, believe it will be around the 27th of November. Then as that one gets modified, the next one will come in and so on, until the fleet is completed sometime next year. It will be one after another as we will only have one Mod Line doing the work, as planned for now. It is very extensive work.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting Mcamargo (Reply 6):
I flew last month on a 777 from IAH-LGW and LGW-IAH that still had looped video.

Will all 777s eventually get AVOD?

Yes. Eventually. It is not clear if the 764s will follow. The 762s likely will not, as they are going to be in the fleet the shortest amount of time of all current TATL aircraft.

Also, some 737NG will get AVOD. (when is still up in the air, but it would be assumed that the 739ER would have it on delivery...)

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 9):
Do you know when all the 777's are supposed to be done?

It'll be a race to see which fleet finishes first, but both fleets will be AVOD equipped. I thought the 777s would finish first since they have fewer of them, but the 757s are easier to take out of service than the 777s. Since the older 777s are analog, it's not a simple job. Putting in completely new AVOD seats on the 757 is probably an easier task than retrofitting the screens, controllers and underseat boxes on the 777s, but I'm not a technician so they might be able to shed light on which is easier.



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User currently offlineSac From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 98 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

The 777 fleet should be completed by Dec 2009. But as always subject to change.

User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 13):
Then as that one gets modified, the next one will come in and so on, until the fleet is completed sometime next year



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 14):
It'll be a race to see which fleet finishes first, but both fleets will be AVOD equipped. I thought the 777s would finish first since they have fewer of them, but the 757s are easier to take out of service than the 777s

Just out of curiosity, how long and how complicated is the process of installing AVOD on aircrafts?


User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2193 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 16):
Just out of curiosity, how long and how complicated is the process of installing AVOD on aircrafts?

AVOD, as far as the seats go, you just change out the seat assemblies. Lot of grunt work. One of the big jobs, is changing the power feed lines from the engines and apu, they are being upgraded from aluminum to copper, for the increased power demand. Lots of work there. New computer boxes to control the whole thing, plus there is some other work that is done along with Service or A checks, depending on how long the plane sits in the hangar. As the project goes along, the time to do it will get shorter, last one was a STC airplane, so it took longer along with the snags that popped up during the project. It is hoped to get the time per airplane down to near 2 weeks per plane.



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 14):
The 762s likely will not, as they are going to be in the fleet the shortest amount of time of all current TATL aircraft.

Really? They're pretty new - or are they just 787 stopgaps more or less?


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 18):
Really? They're pretty new - or are they just 787 stopgaps more or less?

long discussions on this. as fuel gets more expensive, their life seems that much shorter. CO has talked about the second batch of 787s replacing the 762s, though some CO people deny it.

But don't expect the 762 to get AVOD. Not worth the investment, already has PTVs, other planes are greater priority.



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User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Here’s a video I took of AVOD in coach on CO 757-200. The seats are also really conformable.



http://youtube.com/watch?v=cYpL_d7ctoA



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Nice widescreen monitors. Too bad they aren't showing widescreen content to go with them...


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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3404 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
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Quoting CALTECH (Reply 13):
The next 757 AVOD Mod is due at the end of this month at MCOMX

Ship 853 ( a 753) is still in MCOMX. It should be out in the next few days, allowing the 752 in for it's makeover...



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User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 20):

Wow...real nice! I really hope I'm on that plane for my 8 hr and 55 min flight home from Oslo, Norway!

[Edited 2007-11-07 15:42:06]

User currently offlineAkelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2189 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 17):
last one was a STC airplane, so it took longer

I haven't been following all of the CO 752 changes - Why did this particular 752 have a STC?


25 AirTranTUS : I have another question. If I were to fly transAtlantic with CO in July 2008, my chances of flying an AVOD equipped 777 would be much higher than an A
26 Post contains images Ikramerica : Actually, no. The 777s are taking a lot longer to upgrade as they already have PTVs, so they are only going to do the upgrade when the 777 has schedu
27 CALTECH : Acft 853 is in the C check line at the south hangar, the 757-200s getting the AVOD Mod will be done in the north hangar Mod Line, 2 different areas a
28 AirTranTUS : Thanks for the info, but avoiding EWR in the evening is worth it I think. I'm anxiously awaiting CO to post their LHR schedules because that is proba
29 777gk : Although I never flew a 737 without the eyebrow windows, I can attest to the fact that this is one of the best mods they've come up with in a while.
30 AlexPorter : Sorry - this is just one of those acronyms that I haven't learned yet - what does STC mean in this case? Being from Minneapolis originally I just thin
31 Post contains links CALTECH : The galley is narrower and allows room for another 1st class seat assembly, 1AB is the new seat, not there on the unmodified aircraft. The galley is
32 Post contains images Ikramerica : Great info. It just doesn't happen to say what STC stands for. As far as I can see, the whole website refers to it as STC...
33 AirTranTUS : Isn't it Supplemental Type Certificate?
34 Gigneil : It is supplemental type certificate, yessir. NS
35 CALTECH : Hey, it did, I thought I saw it in there. Kind of hidden though, sorry, should have made it more clear. " 2-2. SUBMITTAL AND EVALUATION OF APPLICATIO
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