I was at JFK today and caught N384DA and was surprised to see that she did not have any eyebrows:
When did Delta start replacing them and how many of the fleet are without them now?
|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.
|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.
|Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 2):
Ok you got me. What is an eyebrow?
|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...