|Quoting ChiefT (Thread starter):|
I herad, that the operators of B747-400 in Japan have locked the landing gear on some aircraft beacuse the costs for maintenace would increase dramatically if they would retract the gears on some very short domestic hops.
100% Bullshit, 2 years ago I did 4 Domestic Flights in japan with both JA
on their 744D planes and on none of these, the gears were not retracted, I know this because I always heard the sound,
BTW if the gear would stay out, the cost would be higher due to a lower cruise altitude and the air friction from the gear. So wo ever told you this was talking shit, and its not like the flights are only 25 minutes long...