|Quoting N747pa (Reply 1):|
IIRC, to convert from -100 to -200 only requires an engine change from -22B to -524.
Well there was a little more. The -524 engine had higher temp and press air offtakes. So before the engines were replaced we had to change a lot of components in the air system. I remember that we did all this work first, a month before the engines were replaced. The engines were changed in LHR
, by GF
staff in the BA
hangar. This was to save on engine transport costs after the engines were delivered from RR
. With our ace engine change team, the tripple engine change only took 24 hrs.
The -100 Tristars had problems on BAH
. It was really too far, so the conversion was a relief. (I thought it was 1978/9).
bought these four -100s the plan was to operate a scissor operation through Beirut, from LHR
. But just before delivery civil war broke out in Beirut, and the aircraft had to operate non-stop instead, but only to BAH
and DOH. The UAE was too far.