avion
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Boeing 777 Overhaul Facility At Zurich

Thu May 11, 2000 7:52 pm

SR has recently signed a contract for a 777 overhaul facitlity at Zurich.
Why do they open a 777 overhaul facility when there are a whopping two 777s (Air Europe) in the whole Sair Fleet. They cant use it for their own aircraft and BA and AF respectively do their own maintenance. Who is going to use this?

Avion
 
ZRH
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RE: Boeing 777 Overhaul Facility At Zurich

Thu May 11, 2000 9:26 pm

From where do you have these news (source?). This is very interesting. I think the a/c overhaul business makes a lot of money and it is perhaps interesting for SRtechnics to have the B 777.
 
WorldTraveller
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RE: Boeing 777 Overhaul Facility At Zurich

Fri May 12, 2000 2:22 am

At the Lufthansa maintenance facility in Hamburg they also do the B777.

So it's not a question whether the airlines flies that aircraft, but rather done to get more customers.

Regards
 
richie
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RE: Boeing 777 Overhaul Facility At Zurich

Fri May 12, 2000 3:29 am

Sure they don't do line cecks only?
 
avion
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RE: Boeing 777 Overhaul Facility At Zurich

Fri May 12, 2000 3:45 am

Yes but Swissair has signed a contract with GE and Boeing for a 777 exclusive facility in Zurich. It's currently under construction.

Avion
 
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RE: Boeing 777 Overhaul Facility At Zurich

Fri May 12, 2000 6:42 am

I wonder where did you get this information?
I see the airport almost every day and I can tell you that there is no evidence of the facility you're talking about!!
I just want to tell you that with SR as major customer for SR-Technics and with a fleet of almost only Airbus,
wouldn't be a really smart choice !
I suggest you to verify your source, at the moment
we perform A-C & D checks for several Aircraft tipe
but not the 777!

HB-IGG
 
teahan
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RE: Boeing 777 Overhaul Facility At Zurich

Fri May 12, 2000 6:46 am

I heard exactly the same! I will check the source!

Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004