NORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1955 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 ??
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12027 posts, RR: 43 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1830 times:
Northseatiger, cool 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.
WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1520 times:
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.
Chdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
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.