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Max Flying Hours Per Day

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:22 am

Is there maximum flying hours on Aircraft based on technical or even legal grounds? e.g would a 744 having completed a 12 hour flight get ready to depart for another 12 flight after 2-3 hours?

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RE: Max Flying Hours Per Day

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:33 am

Well, a/c do have to have checks performed at certain milestones (i.e. a 500 hour check). But an aircraft is made to fly and it doesn't make any money sitting on the ground. It is up the the MX planners and schedulers to plan which flights an a/c will do to comply with the checks that get perfomed...and obviously to stagger the a/c in the fleet so they all don't have to go in at once.
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