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User currently offlineLanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

I was wondering approximately how long it takes to wash a plane like the 763 and the A320. Now, I don't mean a plane as dirty as an AF plane, but something moderate.

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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1059 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

I remember a long time ago there used to be a show called Beyond 2000 on the Discovery Channel. They showed many different inventions that would make life better in the new millenium. Of course it's not on now because we are in the new millenium. Anyway, thats not the point. On one of the shows they had a machine called the JUMBO WASH. It was basically a giant car wash that would wash a 747. Now unfortunatly I don't remember how long it took to wash the 747. Maybe somebody else saw that show and can help me out. Hope this helps.


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User currently offlineShaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1244 times:

I used to watch Beyond 2000 all the time. That and Next Step.

And WOW, I REMEMBER the jumbo wash! I can't believe that. lol. It was a big hangar w/o doors and was just like a giant car wash, inside.

User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 days ago) and read 1207 times:

At our airline we try to wash aircraft every 40 days.

Most types from A320 to 744 can have a complete wash within 7 to 8hrs.

User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Had a TriStar washed in the Philippines two years ago...cost $150 and two cases on San Miguel beer...and took six hours. Bright and shiney.

User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Who were and when

Was it done at Clark.....

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

The MD-11 that arrive at GOT on Saturday morning is usually cleaned during the day. It's pulled in to the hangar at about 9-10 AM and I think it departs around 6 PM. Not 100% sure if they clean it all the time, it might leave the hangar earlier...


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User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4952 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Oh I wouldn't worry too much about seeing Beyond 2000 again. They'll rename it and air it again and again and again..ad nauseum.
Have you noticed that some of the AA documentaries started out named "Fasten Your Seatbelts, Please" and then the SAME shows are now playing as "Airline Story" on Discovery Wings!
Why can't they find new material?????
Does anyone remember the documentary series "Silver Skies"? I wish that Wings TV could get that one!

Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Type-rated- Yeah, I noticed the AA special's name change. It seemed like it was on every week before Airport... Maybe they could do a documentary on another airline.


Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 921 times:


Davao, s/n 1040...on a ferry flight to PHX. Clark later this year, you can be sure.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Depends on how long you are in the cloud  Laugh out loud

Actually I have seen guys soap up and scrub and airplane inside the hanger on a rainy day and then push it outside and let the rain do the rinsing.

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