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User currently offlineDavid2u86 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Hey all

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!

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User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2163 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?

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Were they talking busiest in the Aloha fleet... or as a type of airframe world wide..?


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User currently offlineCM767 From Panama, joined Dec 2004, 654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1736 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
Were they talking busiest in the Aloha fleet... or as a type of airframe world wide..?

I saw the episode, by busy I imagine that it really means cycles.

The Aloha's 737 was the highest or next to highest cycle 737.



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User currently offlineToobz From Finland, joined Jan 2010, 785 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Maybe they meant it was the most flown airplane at the time. As in more 737-200s (or was it a -100?) have been built and are currently flying. I dunno that's my  twocents 

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1676 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.


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