Jfklucky777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 86 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9598 times:
Sorry if this was posted before but I saw a badly damaged AI 77W engine cowling yesterday afternoon and forgot to share the info with everyone! This evening coming back to work, I noticed it wasn't at T4 anymore so it must have been moved to a hangar. Now I can't take a picture of it
From sources at T4 it seems that the engine was damaged when it was taxiing into the gate. It seems that the engine went under the jet bridge! The top of the first portion of the cowling was cut and bent upwards!
Anyone know what hangar it's in? I'll try and get a picture of the damage tomorrow night when I go back to work.
I don't really know. All I know is that in another thread they were making some big deal about a Delta 77L or 77E (didn't read enough to find out which they decided on) being in an AA hangar in JFK this week.
Thanks! It looks as if the damage is limited to the intake (nose) cowl which makes for a semi-easy swap once they have the cowl available and can contract the crew to replace it (I am guessing they will use the AA hangar since they are one of the only MX centers that I can think of here at JFK that would regularly have the tooling/equipment to swap out 777 stuff). That will be a costly component repair on the cowl though...always sad to see ground damage like this.
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
ZWZWUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3002 times:
Quoting Flynavy (Reply 12): The ER no longer flies in/out of JFK since the LRs came online. Soon, DL will end 777 flying in/out of JFK altogether (pending of course any new destinations of course, i.e. JFKNRT).
As for the LR in the AA hangar, it was in for scheduled/periodic maintenance. Nothing to write home about. An aircraft in the hangar doesn't necessarily mean something is broken.
Like I said, I didn't pay much attention to the thread. Thanks for the clarification though!