|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):|
What....?? What is your question...??
I think it's pretty obvious.
I believe it will have spent most of it's life with gear down. You factor in that for every 2 hour flight on a 737 or A320, it's gonna take at least an hour to turn (not counting WN
but I'll get to that). That on top of the RON's (which mean that it's gonna be parked on the ramp for upwards of 8 hours) and regular maintenance (the two latter of the three include WN
-type operations), I believe an airliner will spend most of it's time wheels-down.
And all at once the crowd begins to sing: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same