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User currently offlineJulian773 From Australia, joined Aug 2009, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Hi guys,

I was wondering about the difference of the aircraft types on flightaware. It either says eg. 77W/Q or 77W/W. They are both 777-300s right? But where is the difference between Q and W?

Thanks for your help
Julian

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

The answer is in Flightaware's FAQ's.

http://flightaware.com/about/faq_aircraft_flight_plan_suffix.rvt



Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
User currently offlineJulian773 From Australia, joined Aug 2009, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Thanks.

But why would one aircraft have Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum and an other one wouldn´t?


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

/Q and /W both indicate RVSM capable according to the list.

Another thread with same question:
What Does /Q And /W Stand For (Aircraft Type) (by B6A322 Apr 13 2010 in Tech Ops)



Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

The /Q is RNP capable with RVSM and the /W is not RNP capable with RVSM.


Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Quoting Julian773 (Reply 2):
But why would one aircraft have Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum and an other one wouldn´t?

RVSM requires special paperwork and maintenance procedures. Two physically identical aircraft may have different RVSM status (and may flip back and forth over time).

Tom.


User currently offlineJulian773 From Australia, joined Aug 2009, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Ahh ok thanks.

But why would an airline for example AC order 2 different types of aircraft.

Do they need one special type for a mission?
On the YYZ-FRA route, AC872/873, both types get used.


Sorry for not understanding


Julian


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Quoting Julian773 (Reply 6):
But why would an airline for example AC order 2 different types of aircraft.

Do they need one special type for a mission?

You don't need RNP for everything; lots of aircraft don't have some of the higher levels. There are additional costs and training involved.

Quoting Julian773 (Reply 6):
On the YYZ-FRA route, AC872/873, both types get used.

That's an indication that that route doesn't need whatever level of RNP they're talking about, so either aircraft can do it.

Tom.


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