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User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Hey, i have noticed how CX`s 747-400`s dont have taxi lights and only Runway Turn off Lights. I also know that the earlier 744`s didnt have taxi lights, but ive seen a United 744 Ln 863 i think, with taxi lights and a CX ln 1033 i think withought taxi light? so why dont they have them?

BTW not even the second last and newest 744F have them?

So CX removes them when they get delivered?

Cheers Leo

[Edited 2006-05-13 15:36:02]


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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Thread starter):
So CX removes them when they get delivered?

Why would an airline with unlimited amounts of cash remove the taxi lights? I really doubt your post, taxi lights are essental for saftey.


User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 1):
I really doubt your post

Because the taxi lights are not required if you have runway turn off lights, if you know what they are....

Look at this CX 744 it has the runway tur off lights on but it doesnt have taxi lights installed over the runway turn off lights

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Not even this JAL 744F has taxi lights? only turn off lights. So your telling me my post is wrong..?


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and now look at this, it has turn off lights and over the turn off lights taxi lights that are on.


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BTW the plane on the second pic is newer than the last pic.

So my conclusion is that you dont know what the difference between taxi lights and runway turn off lights is + airlines that have a majority of older 744`s without taxi lights and only runway turn off lights decided to take no taxi lights on their newer ones even if availeble to keep fleet as same as possible.

Cheers Leo



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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Ok I see what you are saying. I have no idea but it might be because the taxi lights are on the wings for that model 747. Some aircraft have taxi lights on the wings although usually they are smaller than the 747.

User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1630 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
I have no idea but it might be because the taxi lights are on the wings for that model 747. Some aircraft have taxi lights on the wings although usually they are smaller than the 747.

Almost correct. The lights you see on the wings of the JAL 744 are the Inboard take off lights on. The 744 has 2 inboard lights and 2 Outboard T/O lights.

And yes some aircraft have taxi lights on the wing.

I found out that airlines have the option to not take taxi lights because runway turn off liights are available instead. So the maintnance costs are a lot lower aswell.

Cheers Leo



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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Now at days most airports that 747s operate at are advanced enough to have taxi center line with lights so no aircraft lights are needed.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1471 times:


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What determines the Removal of Taxi- lights.What Regulation.
Any Literature.
regds
MEL



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