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Why Is This Tristar Carrying A Spare Engine  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

I was looking through the tristar gallery and found this rather unusual picture. If you look at the pic their is a spare engine under the wing.

Does anyone know the reason to this.



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User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

This is sometimes done to transport engines to more remote and less equipped airfields in order for the engine to be fitted to stranded aircraft. I've seen a photo of a 747 with five engines!

User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 695 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

My guess is that it is transporting the engine to replace one on a stricken aircraft. When an aircraft lands due to engine failure at a small airport where the airline does not maintain a repair shop, the engine must be transported there somehow.


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User currently offlineMandargb From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Here is one more having additional engine mounted.


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User currently offlineOE-LDA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

My guess is that they wanna be on the safe side in case they have an engine failure somewhere out there. Like a car's spare tire.

(Just kidding ...)

Regards, OE-LDA  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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