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User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

How are these covers held on to the jets? What other jets had these ? 737 ? dc-9 ?

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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

what covers? do you mean the engine covers?

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User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

As with anything else in aviation, there are a variety of methods to hold engine covers on. from "press fit" (in photo above) to pit pins (b757-PW2000) to straps (DC8-71/73)

User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

That would be "pip pins". Sorry.

User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

You may have also noticed on some aircraft (usually the 727's), the caterer's used to put an engine cover (plug type) to prevent FOD from entering the engine off the catering truck when pulled up to the aft service door.

Engine covers are put on for a variety of reasons with each airline having different standards as to when they are installed. Some cargo carriers (since their aircraft sit for extended periods during the weekends, routinely cover their engines during this extended down time.

Additionally, many carriers utilize pitot tube and static port covers, to prevent small livestock (bugs) from making homes in the tubes & ports (which would cause a loss of Air Data Instrumentation - Airspeed, Altitude and Static Air Temp).

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