whatusaid
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G4 757 Reliablity

Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:34 pm

Read that 3/5 757s were out of service recently. There are two on the ground at FAT this am and the 9:15 is delayed due to a mechanical. Isolated problems or are their issues?
 
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:29 pm

The local 'paper' (Bellingham Herald) here couldn't be bothered to do more then have a short blub in their business blog with a link to a Hawaiian newspaper when they 'reported' about Allegiant's 757 problems~
http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/business/#navlink=digestfooter

Keep in mind- TWO of the flights that were grounded were sitting at the Bellingham airport!!!

Here's the link to the other story~
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/181289321.html

I wonder what the issues are? These birds have been flying in and out of here (to Vegas) for quite awhile now.
Are they scared of that long overwater flight or something?




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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:08 pm

I have heard they are very high time 757s.

Previously they did work for European charter companies. That means high cycles!
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:19 pm

Quoting whatusaid (Thread starter):
Isolated problems or are their issues?

I don't know anything about the G4 operation. I can tell you that a 757 needs a good bit of regular attention by technicians who are intimately familiar with it's working to keep it going. For most small operators who may not have as robust a maintenance program as large operators,, the pneumatic system is the #1 delay / cancellation driver for the 757. Perhaps G4 is spoiled operating MD aircraft domestically and an ETOPS 757 is a bit of a stretch for them? (just a guess)
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:42 pm

It must take time for mx crews to get used to a different A/C type....

Wonder if these problems will arise when the A319s come online
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:31 am

Quoting b757capt (Reply 2):
I have heard they are very high time 757s.

Previously they did work for European charter companies. That means high cycles!

Yes they are all ex Britannia/Thomson birds, which are all around about 20 years old!
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:01 am

Flying old MD-80s, I would assume G4 has a pretty good grasp at keeping old birds flying. Having them spend a good chunk of their life sitting on the tarmac overnight, makes quite a bit of time for repairs.
 
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:17 am

The more interesting fact in the article is the load factor:

223 seats per 757 times 3 aircraft = 669 available seats.

Number of passengers delayed on the three flights according to the Honolulu paper: 662.

662/669 = 98.95% load factor, or... shall we just say 99%.

Not bad.
 
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:14 am

I'm surprised they didn't charter another carrier to operate the service under these unique circumstances. The one time cost wouldn't be as bad as the bad PR.

I can remember jetBlue and AirTran getting charters to cover routes in the past due to weather backups and high volume.

And I seem to remember some European airlines doing this from JFK when they had MX issues.

Was this just too last minute?
 
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:15 am

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 7):
The more interesting fact in the article is the load factor:

223 seats per 757 times 3 aircraft = 669 available seats.

Number of passengers delayed on the three flights according to the Honolulu paper: 662.

662/669 = 98.95% load factor, or... shall we just say 99%.

Not bad.

Not bad, but if they don't get their issues straightned out people will find other ways to get there and that load factor is gonna start to decline fast.
 
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:49 am

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 5):
they are all ex Britannia/Thomson birds,

What powerplant are they......
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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:02 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):

What powerplant are they......

RR 535E4 I believe.

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RE: G4 757 Reliablity

Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:06 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
What powerplant are they.....
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 11):
RR 535E4 I believe.

Yes MCOflyer is correct, RR 535E4's indeed.
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