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User currently offlineBenny From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 666 times:

Hi all. Just a wondering....i saw a KLM 737 pic that was doing a test run up in Seattle before delivery and then i just saw this pic....


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Which was in Australia! How in the world do they get across the world? Just wondering b/c it sounds very strange to me.. Smile/happy/getting dizzy Any answers would be great.

Ben

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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 649 times:

Hi there...

They use ferry tanks inside the aircraft cabin.  Smokin cool


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...Serge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineFlight Level From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 645 times:

Generally, this is done by either "island hopping", the fitting of ferry tanks, or a combination of both.
As examples, Hawaiians 717s were fitted with ferry tanks in the main cabin for the flight from Longbeach to Honolulu; obviously island hopping wasn't possible California to Hawaii.
Boeing 737s being delivered from Boeing to Australia would route something like Seattle-Honolulu-Nandi-Sydney.
Trans-Atlantic would be something like Seattle-Halifax-Keflavik-Heathrow


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 601 times:

Hey Flight Level.
Thanks for hijacking my post.
I should've put a copyright on it.
On second thoughts, nah, I feel flattered!!  Smile


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 596 times:

For those who don't know what I'm on about, read the thread titled "Aircraft Deliveries" by Flightstar.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 583 times:

All of Qantas's 717's have been routed through Anchorage Alaska.

Seen them all except for VH-VQK so far. Look back announce them in various posts here.

I doubt they have extra tanks installed Probably going Anchorage to Russia then Japan and down south.

I also remember seeing a bunch of Impulse Air's 717's going down there two when they where still around, That was about two years ago.

And when I worked out in Cold Bay we got some of Cebu Pacifics DC-9's that they got off Air Canada. Didn't have any tank modifications.

Since these aircraft are not carrying passengers you can usually top out the tanks. The only time you would need the extra tanks is in the case of a very long overwater segement, such as west coast, Hawaii.

Even then when I was working in Cold Bay Alaska we got Air Force C-9's that where on their way down to Hickam. I don't know if they have any extra tankage in the bag compartments but there was not any upstairs.



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