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Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:10 pm

I was at JFK today and caught N384DA and was surprised to see that she did not have any eyebrows:

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When did Delta start replacing them and how many of the fleet are without them now?
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RE: Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:20 pm

Found this in another thread.

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 148):

There is an AD/SB that has been put out by Boeing to more closely inspect the eyebrow windows, due to a lot of cracking in the worldwide fleet. One fix is to remove the glass and replace it with a metal plug, which NZ have elected to do. The 1st aircraft should be done sometime over the next month or so.

New Zealand Aviation Thread #4 (by 777ER Apr 25 2007 in Civil Aviation)

So I guess this is the reason, it saves money because of less inspections and would not have to be replaced nearly as often because the windows are more likely to have problems than a piece of metal.
 
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RE: Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:29 pm

Ok you got me. What is an eyebrow?
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RE: Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:29 pm

Quoting Reins485 (Reply 1):
So I guess this is the reason, it saves money because of less inspections and would not have to be replaced nearly as often because the windows are more likely to have problems than a piece of metal.

...and the 737 looks much better and more modern without them  Smile  Smile
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RE: Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:35 pm

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 2):
Ok you got me. What is an eyebrow?

Spot the difference:

Eyebrow...

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I wonder though - wouldn't the plug require some inspection afterward, to see that the seal is okay? I wouldn't want to have one of those popping out in flight...

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RE: Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:47 pm

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 3):
...and the 737 looks much better and more modern without them

IMHO it gives the 737 a much meaner look  Silly .
 
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RE: Delta Getting Rid Of Eyebrows On 737 Fleet?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:57 pm

Quoting JuniorSpotter (Reply 4):
I wonder though - wouldn't the plug require some inspection afterward, to see that the seal is okay? I wouldn't want to have one of those popping out in flight...

Some inspection at the regular intervals, yes... But since plugs are installed from the inside of the aircraft, the pressurization helps to hold the plug in place, so the risk of "popping out in flight" is minimal.

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