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737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:39 am

While researching the plane below I discovered that Aloha used it on ETOPS flights out of HNL for the South Pacific. How many ETOPS 732s did Aloha have? What other airlines operated 737-100s or -200s as ETOPS planes? Did these planes have extra fuel tanks?


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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:29 am

I think Aloha was the only one that did ETOPS.
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:47 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
How many ETOPS 732s did Aloha have?

One, N808AL. IIRC, it was certified ETOPS 120.

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
What other airlines operated 737-100s or -200s as ETOPS planes?

As far as I can tell, no one else had the -100 or -200 ETOPS certified.

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Did these planes have extra fuel tanks?

Nope. Didn't need it. The farthest it flew non-stop is HNL-CXI, which is 1155nm. The 737-200A had a range up to 2300nm.
 
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:28 am

Since AQ terminated that route, N808AL has rejoined the inter-island fleet. When it was doing the ETOPS CXI run, it had the US, Hawai‘i, and Marshall Islands flags lined up above the aft pax windows.
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:36 am

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 3):
When it was doing the ETOPS CXI run, it had the US, Hawai‘i, and Marshall Islands flags lined up above the aft pax windows.

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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:05 am

Interesting to see an ETOPS B732. I had no idea this had existed.

I clicked on the c/n to see the previous operator and discovered how old CAAC could make a modern airliner look in 1992!


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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:07 am

I imagine it was not ETOPS, but UA used to fly MIA-CCS with 737-200s.
 
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:35 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):
UA used to fly MIA-CCS with 737-200s.

When?

You're right, no need for ETOPS there.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:56 am


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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:09 pm

Now this is fascinating!! I have flown on both of the "special" 737-200's in Aloha's fleet - N808AL and N823AL.

In visiting a friend in Hilo, I flew United to HNL and then transferred to Aloha. As a devoted a.netter, I always document the registration of the aircraft I'm going to fly in case the plane becomes "famous" for some reason. HNL-ITO was flown by N823AL - but in the standard livery, not the fabulous "old school" livery (unfortunately for me). I found it of further interest that 823 is my telephone prefix - and easy registry to remember.


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ITO-HNL was flown by N808AL - again, another easy registry to remember, as that is the area code for the state of Hawai'i. Now I found out that this plane is an ETOPS certified plane...this is just too cool!!  cloudnine 

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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:15 pm




Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
While researching the plane below I discovered that Aloha used it on ETOPS flights out of HNL for the South Pacific.

Very interesting. I had no idea a 200 series would have been ETOPS certified. Thanks for sharing.  Smile


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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:21 pm

Quoting XJET (Reply 8):

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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:38 pm

Quoting XJET (Reply 8):

This aircraft, owned by the owner of the Miami Dolphins, does some pretty long flights. He also has a BBJ at FLL.

Huizenga also has a Gulfstream and at least 2 helicopters...he actually helicopters into Dolphin games, there is a helipad in the Dolphin Stadium parking lot for this purpose! He's got a full blown air force...
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:44 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 12):
Huizenga also has a Gulfstream and at least 2 helicopters...he actually helicopters into Dolphin games, there is a helipad in the Dolphin Stadium parking lot for this purpose! He's got a full blown air force...

Yeah his hangar is amazing. A friend of mine works there as a First Officer on the Boeings. They actually fly those and the Gulstreams a lot under the Victory Aviation charter certificate. He said one trip they flew the 200 from FLL-FCO. That is a really long way. The entertainment system is those planes are amazing. Probably some of the nicest interiors I have ever seen.
 
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:43 pm

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 4):
What for?

Advertising just to show where the aircraft flew to.

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 9):
Now I found out that this plane is an ETOPS certified plane

Was ETOPS certified. Not anymore. Last regular ETOPS flight for N808AL was back in 2003. The markings stayed on till 2004, but didn't fly ETOPS missions.
 
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:14 am

Great info, thank you for all the replies!
 
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:24 am

Thanks for the info. I never knew that.
So I sit here wondering how do you get a B737-200 ETOPS certified?
Yes OK you put in some decent nav equipement like an IRS and double GPS,
but what about the standby power system, the second fuel crossfeed valve
The ETOPS certified APU, the hyd system which is basically one tank on a -200.
It all sounds like a lot of investment for a single aircraft.
Dose anyone know what they actually did?
I would have thought it a lot cheaper to buy a B727 for the route which
would not need ETOPS cert!
 
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RE: 737-200 Etops - Which Airlines

Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:10 am

how about Air Nauru??

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