Hi guys. Thanks for your replies.
Wow, this post sure took an interesting twist. But hey, it's good to have a post "beefed up" now & then.
OK, TechRep & NKP S2, you both mentioned 20 minutes as part of the range in time required to change a DC-9's wheel/tire assembly. That seems pretty fast. I understand that if the mechanics are ready & organized before the DC-9 rolls up, the R&R time will be quicker, and the passengers will be happier.
It was also interesting to learn that a jack isn't needed to change a DC-9's nosewheel. It sounds like the nosegear's turning limit is around 90 degrees left & right.
>>> NKP S2, have no fear. There's no reason to feel dismay over me appearing to have believed Union or Non-Union mechanics would be a factor & make a difference in time required. I knew TechRep was just joking around, so I had some fun of my own with my response to his short question about whether the mechanics were Union or Non-Union? (which for some strange reason was deleted!). Other members must be wondering why I replied to my own post, mentioning Unions & mechanics in good moods. Don't worry guys I'm not suffering from Part-Timers!
I thought the comment about the mechanics wearing suits under their overalls was pretty funny. I've had to deal with Union hassels before when working on a ramp at Toronto Intl. (YYZ) which resulted in unemployment for myself & many others.
Take Care guys & thanks for the info.