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An Addition To A Young Fleet, The Possibilities?  
User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

When an airline receives a brand new plane, what are it's routing possibilities? How many a day can the airline put it on? Say a fresh airline only has 3 planes and have service on only one side of the country or something of the sort. When that airline receives that new plane, would they be able to start service on the other half of the country, or would they use it to help stabilize the service on the first and original half of the country they started on?


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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Depends on the airline and the size of the country.
Example.

During June 1981 (IIRC) SaudiArabian received the last of their L1011 aircraft.
The last two were put into service straight away on both domestic and international routes, which were expanded at about the same time.
Crews were kept quite busy and the airplanes were not on the ground much....except for one small incident wherein one new SV TriStar ran over a Datsun pick-up truck, which a careless ground engineer had parked in front of the left main gear...and nobody noticed.
Result?
One rather flat pick-up truck, no higher than approximately 14 inches in height.
Damage to airplane?
None.
Damage to airplane tires?
Minor.
Damage to careless ground engineer...Sacked forthwith.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
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Quoting 411A (Reply 1):
a careless ground engineer had parked in front of the left main gear...and nobody noticed.
Result?
One rather flat pick-up truck, no higher than approximately 14 inches in height.

Even more tragic than the accident itself is the apparent lack of photos.

Ah, to raid 411A's personal photo collection....  biggrin 

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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

A photo I don't have, sorry, however I did witness the 'event'.
To park ones vehicle close to the the MLG tires of a 200 ton jet airliner is not especially smart.


User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2571 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

I don't think there's a limit to how many hours a day you can fly an aircraft type new to an airline. Normally new types are put on short haul routes to get the bugs out. With a limited number of aircraft the airline has to ensure the aircraft gets back to the starting point again for the next day.

Years ago I flew from London to Athens on Olympic Airways. I expected to be on an A300B4 or 737, but found myself on one of their then newly delivered A340s, an unexpected bonus.

SIA started A380 service with a single aircraft and put it straight on long haul (not much option given the airport facilities required). They had to choose a route where the aircraft got back to Singapore within 24 hours, hence Sydney was the opening destination.



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