David2u86 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
was watching an episode of air crash investigation on the Aloah air flight that had the fusalage torn from the roof of the plane, whist describing the plane they said that it was the second most busy plane?
i was wondering if there is any way of getting a list of say the top 10 busiest commercial airliners out there would be interesting to see who comes up trumps!
Anshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
I don't quite understand what that statement means, mate. It might have something to do with the number of cycles the plane went through? Because I remember that they talked about how Aloha did a large number of short inter-island flights that meant that in the given time period or flying hours between major maintenance checks, the frame had gone through a lot more cycles than the same aircraft with different airline?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24670 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
Quoting CM767 (Reply 3): The Aloha's 737 was the highest or next to highest cycle 737.
At the time of the accident it had the 2nd highest number of cycles in the worldwide 737 fleet -- 89,680 cycles and 35,496 hours. One of Aloha's other 10 732s was the worldwide fleet leader and 4 of the 10 had over 60,000 cycles.