SQno1
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Aircraft Cleaners: What Planes Have You Cleaned?

Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:51 pm

Just wondering!

SQno1
 
ZKSUJ
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RE: Aircraft Cleaners: What Planes Have You Cleane

Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:43 am

And how would one get a job as an aircraft cleaner. (I am not trying to be rude and disrespectful, I just want to know)
Because If I do not make it as a pilot, I would like to be an FA, a Aircraft loader, Aircraft cleaner, or a Aircraft ramp guy.
 
srbmod
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RE: Aircraft Cleaners: What Planes Have You Cleane

Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:55 am

During part of the time I was a ramper @ FL, a/c cabin cleaning was part of the ramp crews' responsibility @ ATL. I cleaned the following types:

DC-9-32
B717-200
B737-200

RON a/c would be cleaned by a company called Skyclean.


And how would one get a job as an aircraft cleaner. (I am not trying to be rude and disrespectful, I just want to know)

It depends, as some airlines (and ground handling companies) do have their own cleaning crews (Usually is part of the catering department, but at some, it is part of the ramp crew), while others contract it out to companies that specialize in cleaning.
 
baw2198
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RE: Aircraft Cleaners: What Planes Have You Cleane

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:12 am

L1011 ATA

UPS 727-100 Charters

Miami air 722

Omni air DC10

Express One DC-9's

Falcon air 732 and 722

transmeridan 722

Pan Am (version 3) charter 722

Sunworld 722

Southwest 737 charters to vegas (weekends only)

"And remember, Keep your stick on the ice"--->Red Green
 
DouglasDC10
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RE: Aircraft Cleaners: What Planes Have You Cleane

Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:05 pm

I was a cleaner for a few months in 2001 and had following aircraft:

Dash 8-100 (C9, IQ)
Dash 8-300 (C9, IQ)
Fokker 50 (6N)
Beech1900 (6N)
MD-82/83 (AY)
MD-87 (IB)
A319/320/321 (IB, AY,IWD)
737-400 (UX)

My first aircraft was IQ's D-BHAS, now idea why I still remember that...
 
skysurfer
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RE: Aircraft Cleaners: What Planes Have You Cleane

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:30 am

I used to work as an aircraft cleaner (or as some people like to call it, aircraft groomer) at MAN and in that time i cleaned :

Virgin 747's
Delta MD-11's

I can't remember if i also cleaned Monarch or the then titled Air 2000.

I'll never forget almost being knocked off my feet when i was cleaning one of Virgins 747's, i was reaching for a seat pocket to check it and the tug driver began towing the aircraft onto the stand. I ended up 'headbutting' the seat!!
One day i was in the cockpit of a Delta MD-11, and there were THREE flightcrew in there. So as i'm vacuuming in there, the 3rd flightcrew member is sitting there eating crackers spilling most of it on himself and the floor!!!!!!

ZK-SUJ,
I got the job by checking the airports website, plus in the UK we have 'jobcentres' where lots of jobs are posted so that always helped when i was searching for a job at the airport.

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