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How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 8:45 am

Hello,

Just a quick question that maybe some could help me with. How does Boeing, Airbus and the other aircraft companies deliver their small a/c to places that the airplane does have the range to fly to. For example B717 to Impulse Airlines is just one example.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 8:59 am

Hi Blujaay. I think I have an answer for you. For delivering small planes to distant locations, often the planes will have various refueling stops. And yet, some occasions the aircraft may just be taken apart and shipped or flown to the destination and then be put back together. I am not totally sure on this, so if I am wrong, feel free to correct me.

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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 9:14 am

This has been discussed many times before. Try the search feature for details, but basically, the airplanes have a much higher range when they aren't carrying passengers and cargo. Sometimes they can even put in extra temporary fuel tanks. And there are places where they can make many fuel stops.

USA-Newfoundland-Greenland-Iceland-Faeros-Europe can get a small twin prop plane across the Atlantic.

I imagine USA-ALASKA-Aleutians/Siberia-Japan-Philippines-Austrailia could get that 717 to Impulse. I don't really know how they did it though.
 
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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 9:20 am

I don't think they usually take them accross teh pacific, for example dehavilland delivers all the Dash-8's to Qantas via Europe The Middle East and Asia. Maybe Boeing does something differently.
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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 12:08 pm

Here is a good example of a delivery flight. Acft is ATR72-500 for Mount Cook Airlines in Christchurch New Zealand. Toulouse/Luxor/Muscat/Colombo/Singapore-Seletar/Denpessar/Darwin/Brisbane/Christchurch. Also have details of Impulses latest 717 delivery here somewhere, will post when I locate it.
 
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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 12:56 pm

Actually, I vote for the answer about taking the airplanes apart and putting them back together....
 
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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:30 pm

Cant locate Impulse route but here's a Kendall Airlines CRJ-200 VH-KJV delivered Melbourne on 18 SEP. Montreal/Goose Bay/Keflavik/Berlin/Larnaca/Dubai/Madras/Singapore/Broome/Adelaide/Melbourne
 
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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:58 pm

There is no way they take those airplanes apart. Thats what the assembly is for. Such as for the Hawaiian DC-9's to get out to Hawaii and stuff like that..its simple. They just lay a bladder tank down the middle of the airplane.
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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 2:39 pm

I thought they flew the 717 right across the Pacific maybe w/a stop in Hawaii, using extra fuel tanks. With no cargo or pax on board, the range of the plane has got to be extended a whole lot.

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RE: How Do They Deliver B717's And Other Small A/c?

Mon Dec 11, 2000 4:33 pm

Impulse Delivery flight of VH-IMP
Departed Long Beach California on April 23 under Call sign "Boeing One Three" for the duration of the flight.
Stops were made at Seattle, Anchorage, Nome, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Osaka, Manila and Darwin.
Aricraft delivered in Sydney on April 27

VH-LAX used callsign "Boeing two zero"Departed Long Beach California on May 2nd. Stops were made at Seattle, Anchorage, Nome, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Osaka, Guam, Port Moresby and Cairns. Ariving in Sydney on May 6th

VH-IMD Arrived on May 9th and followed the same Route as LAX but used callsign "Boeing One Four".

Would you like the names of the crew?
I remember when the DC-3 was new!