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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Whats the longest amount of aircraft hours you have ever heard recorded for a single airframe ??

The most I know of is for a S-61 which was 43,000 and that was 6 years ago (that was the world record for the a/c type) and this aircraft is still in commercial service today, can anyone top that ??


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
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Northseatiger, unless you are talking specifically helicopters, 43.000 is not a very large amount. Several of NW's DC9s are in the 70-100.000 hr range.


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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Cheers for the reply I did'nt know what kind of hours fixed wing airframes clocked up as I have seen some pics with peolpe saying "and it's clocked up some 4000 hrs" so I guess most stiff wings i.e 747's (older models) will have huge amounts of hours ??


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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Browsing around the internet for jets for sale, I've seen many in the 60-70,000 hour range. Maybe 43,000 hours is a record for a helicopter.

Pete


User currently offlineHirisk From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

how many hours do you think are on the old DC-3's?(bunches still flying)


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
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Northseatiger, you work in the oil shuttle service? I have a few friends working at CHC Astec in SVG.


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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

According to Flight, there was a DC-10 in service with around 117,000 hours a few years ago.


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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Kaigywer yes I work for CHC Scotia in ABZ on the line.


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
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Northseatiger, cool  Smile Then I've shipped a lot of (heavy!!) stuff to you. I used to work for WF in SVG. Lots of oil equipment, and stuff from CHC Astec Helikopter Servicen to CHC Scotia going as cargo SVG-ABZ.


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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Cool  Big thumbs up you will have sent us main rotor heads, main gearboxes, engines e.t.c ?? they are the big boxes for us !!


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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Here's a link to one of the oldest DHC-6's retired due to age it maxxed out on cycles/hrs 132,000cy/66,000 hrs which is the max safe life assigned to these A/C.
http://www.asmac.ab.ca/html/dehavilland_TwinOtter.html

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1907 times:
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SAA just retired their first 747-200 with 107,000 hours on.




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User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

There are several DC-3's with over 100,000 hours on them, and still going strong.


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Wrenchbender- where did you get those numbers? The -6s I work on are around the 20,000 hr mark.

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Avt007,
So are the CAF's, running 24-26 K on 4 frames ser #'s 304 thru 307. Note that the one Borek retired was ser #2, been around since 66 or so. I know the director of maint and he told me it had timed out on cycles. The other -6 in a museum, is here in YOW at the national aerospace museum it is ser #1 the deHavilland prototype that did all the certification flights. very low time on it.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1737 times:


Airbus:
A300 C/N 079 44000 hrs
A310 C/N 409 47059 hrs
A319 C/N 700 12605
A320 C/N 164 44076
A321 C/N 597 20033
A330 C/N 096 23418
A340 C/N 058 42208

Boeing:
707 C/N 19966 69303 hrs
727 C/N 20732 78632
737 C/N 21960 117000 (!!!)
747 C/N 21660 108027
757 C/N 23822 70733
767 C/N 21869 78116
777 C/N 26917 33947

Douglas/McDD
DC8 C/N 46104 85846 hrs
DC9 C/N 45696 85325 hrs
DC10 C/N 47923 108088
MD80 C/N 49125 58288
MD11 C/N 48443 65474

Lockheed:
L1011 C/N 193C-1228 75741 hrs

Fokker:
F28 C/N 11054 56538 hrs
F100 C/N 11289 28502

BAE:
146 C/N E2093 40774 hrs

I've seen higher than on here, except for that 737-200 with 117k hours on it. NW flew 727s with up to 120,000 hours. DAS Air Cargo has a DC-10 with around 120,000 on it.



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

I bet some B-52's are way up there!

User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Corey07850,
Military acft actually rack up a lot less time than civil air carriers. About the highest Mil acft times I've heard of are the C-141's with 45,000 hrs, at 40 years old. The flip side is landing the cycles, which is more than triple most civil acft, for equivalent time. The military loooooooves touch and goes, and it is very common to do 10 or 15 on a 4 hr training sortie. The KC-10 is one example, at 20 years old, most of them average around the 17,000 hr mark, but our landing cycles are up around 10,000. The result is the ASIP (Aircraft Structural Integrity Program) models which predict stress area concentrations, show the KC-10 with the same levels of fatigue as the DC-10-30F's with twice the hours, but half the landings.

Hope it helps!
ChD



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