SABE From Argentina, joined Jun 2005, 156 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3842 times:
Sorry if this has been asked before -- I've done a few searches and could not come up with an answer.
What equipment is located inside those boxes on the top of the fuselage on a 777-300? I noticed this last week at NRT while looking at the JL planes. I looked at some pictures on the database and some 773s seem to have only one, while other ones have two.
TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4092 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3750 times:
They are satellite dishes. Not all aircraft have them because if you are only using the satellite for phones and radio, you don't need a dish any more. Most of our B777 and B744 have flat plate antennas, one on each side of the fuselage. They are nearly invisible.