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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

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Is the light on the main landing gear just burnt out? And if it was would they delay an aircraft from departing to fix such a little problem? Thanks!

-Sam


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

It probably is just burned out, or otherwise busted. They are not required to be working for daylight operations (so no delays there), and I'd have to check a 777 MEL to see if they were a no-go item for night operations...

User currently offlineGlidepath73 From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Hi!
Since this is really a minor defect, they might wait until the a/c is back at the homebase.
Otherwise, how long would it take to change the bulb? Is this a case for the line maintenance?

Regards,
Patrick



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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Is there a visible difference if only one light was working or wouldn't it be really noticable?

-Sam



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31692 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Def would be covered under MEL.
But need someone working on the type to confirm.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCdfMxTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

The 777 has 4 landing lights: 2 on Nose Gear and one on each wing root.
2 of the 4 are required for night operations and none are required for day ops.

Lamps are easy to replace. Barring any issues with wire terminals ends (which can be very common, not necessarily on 777) shouldn't take more than 10 minutes on Nose Gear. Wing mounted lights a little longer due to access.


User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

It usually takes longer to do the paperwork than it does to change the lamp.  Cool


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User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Look at the MMEL for the B777, 4 installed, 2 required. Mind you, this is the master and the airline may be more restrictive.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31692 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

Quoting OzLAME (Reply 6):
It usually takes longer to do the paperwork than it does to change the lamp.

Guess its the same Everywhere  Smile
regds
MEL



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