dogfighter2111
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What Happened To This B738?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:35 am

Hey,

I was looking at the top list, and came across this:


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I know it is a new door on the aircraft, but why is there a new door on the aircraft?

e.g. Incident, Maintenance, Age (doubt it) etc.

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Jetmek319
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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:39 am

That looks like a new door, or at least one thats been re-skinned. One possibilty is damage to the skin, or a jetway incident.
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dogfighter2111
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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:42 am

Quoting Jetmek319 (Reply 1):
That looks like a new door

I kinda said that  Smile

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Thread starter):
I know it is a new door on the aircraft



Quoting Jetmek319 (Reply 1):
One possibilty is damage to the skin, or a jetway incident.

I think a Jetway incident is possible.

Thanks
Mike
 
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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:44 am

Probably frame cracked.
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dogfighter2111
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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:53 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):

Ahh, that makes sense but does the door have to be replaced. Can't that be repaired?

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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:56 am

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 4):
Ahh, that makes sense but does the door have to be replaced. Can't that be repaired?

It can be repaired, but depending on the damage that the door incurred it could take several days of work to fix the door. The doors are interchangeable parts that can be swapped fairly quickly. It is not uncommon to lease a part for the duration of the time is takes to repair the airline owned one. We use to do this all the time with cowls, doors, flaps, etc when I worked for DL.
 
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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:06 am

Quoting Phollingsworth (Reply 5):

Great, thanks for clearing that theory up.

Although... does anyone know what EXACTLY happened?

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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:21 pm

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 4):
Ahh, that makes sense but does the door have to be replaced. Can't that be repaired

Depending on the Type & Extend of damage.To Avoid an AOG situation.Replacement is easier.
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RE: What Happened To This B738?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:16 pm

Quoting Phollingsworth (Reply 5):
We use to do this all the time with cowls, doors, flaps, etc when I worked for DL.

Didn't WN mechs once "5 finger discount" a set of flaps off an AA 733?
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