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G4 757 Reliablity  
User currently offlinewhatusaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 667 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5685 times:

Read that 3/5 757s were out of service recently. There are two on the ground at FAT this am and the 9:15 is delayed due to a mechanical. Isolated problems or are their issues?

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User currently offlineStudeDave From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

The local 'paper' (Bellingham Herald) here couldn't be bothered to do more then have a short blub in their business blog with a link to a Hawaiian newspaper when they 'reported' about Allegiant's 757 problems~
http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/business/#navlink=digestfooter

Keep in mind- TWO of the flights that were grounded were sitting at the Bellingham airport!!!

Here's the link to the other story~
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/181289321.html

I wonder what the issues are? These birds have been flying in and out of here (to Vegas) for quite awhile now.
Are they scared of that long overwater flight or something?




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User currently offlineb757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5275 times:

I have heard they are very high time 757s.

Previously they did work for European charter companies. That means high cycles!



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User currently offlineB757forever From United States of America, joined May 2010, 404 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Quoting whatusaid (Thread starter):
Isolated problems or are their issues?

I don't know anything about the G4 operation. I can tell you that a 757 needs a good bit of regular attention by technicians who are intimately familiar with it's working to keep it going. For most small operators who may not have as robust a maintenance program as large operators,, the pneumatic system is the #1 delay / cancellation driver for the 757. Perhaps G4 is spoiled operating MD aircraft domestically and an ETOPS 757 is a bit of a stretch for them? (just a guess)


User currently offlinedlramp4life From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 948 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

It must take time for mx crews to get used to a different A/C type....

Wonder if these problems will arise when the A319s come online



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

Quoting b757capt (Reply 2):
I have heard they are very high time 757s.

Previously they did work for European charter companies. That means high cycles!

Yes they are all ex Britannia/Thomson birds, which are all around about 20 years old!



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User currently offlineBlueBus From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

Flying old MD-80s, I would assume G4 has a pretty good grasp at keeping old birds flying. Having them spend a good chunk of their life sitting on the tarmac overnight, makes quite a bit of time for repairs.

User currently onlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5267 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4503 times:

The more interesting fact in the article is the load factor:

223 seats per 757 times 3 aircraft = 669 available seats.

Number of passengers delayed on the three flights according to the Honolulu paper: 662.

662/669 = 98.95% load factor, or... shall we just say 99%.

Not bad.


User currently offlinespinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

I'm surprised they didn't charter another carrier to operate the service under these unique circumstances. The one time cost wouldn't be as bad as the bad PR.

I can remember jetBlue and AirTran getting charters to cover routes in the past due to weather backups and high volume.

And I seem to remember some European airlines doing this from JFK when they had MX issues.

Was this just too last minute?


User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 7):
The more interesting fact in the article is the load factor:

223 seats per 757 times 3 aircraft = 669 available seats.

Number of passengers delayed on the three flights according to the Honolulu paper: 662.

662/669 = 98.95% load factor, or... shall we just say 99%.

Not bad.

Not bad, but if they don't get their issues straightned out people will find other ways to get there and that load factor is gonna start to decline fast.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 5):
they are all ex Britannia/Thomson birds,

What powerplant are they......



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):

What powerplant are they......

RR 535E4 I believe.

KH



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
What powerplant are they.....
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 11):
RR 535E4 I believe.

Yes MCOflyer is correct, RR 535E4's indeed.



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