mikeology From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 143 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 10577 times:
Just wondering if anyone has any details on this one. Apparently its been parked at super bay since last Thursday. AB last scheduled flight for seasonal service to SFO was last Friday. Source at ground staff says its awaiting an engine. Anyone confirm?
vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4524 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8994 times:
Assuming that you can cough up the dough, how long would it typically take to have a replacement engine ordered/leased, shipped and put on the wing? Would five days and counting still be within the norm?
strfyr51 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 2085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5037 times:
getting an engine depends on pre-planning. having established relationships with local airlines for facilities and possibly manpower . The LCC go it alone mantra is NOT going to work 5000+ miles from home shipping engines can become a pricey matter. At UAL is has at times been cheaper to 3 engine Ferry a 747-422 from Asia (HKG) to SFO for an engine change. spending $166K but saving as the shipping would be over $220K not including manpower and tooling.