futureuapilot
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Burnt Out Light

Sat May 07, 2005 11:29 pm

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Is the light on the main landing gear just burnt out? And if it was would they delay an aircraft from departing to fix such a little problem? Thanks!

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OPNLguy
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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sat May 07, 2005 11:58 pm

It probably is just burned out, or otherwise busted. They are not required to be working for daylight operations (so no delays there), and I'd have to check a 777 MEL to see if they were a no-go item for night operations...
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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sat May 07, 2005 11:59 pm

Hi!
Since this is really a minor defect, they might wait until the a/c is back at the homebase.
Otherwise, how long would it take to change the bulb? Is this a case for the line maintenance?

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futureuapilot
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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sun May 08, 2005 12:24 am

Is there a visible difference if only one light was working or wouldn't it be really noticable?

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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sun May 08, 2005 12:27 am

Def would be covered under MEL.
But need someone working on the type to confirm.
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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sun May 08, 2005 12:30 am

The 777 has 4 landing lights: 2 on Nose Gear and one on each wing root.
2 of the 4 are required for night operations and none are required for day ops.

Lamps are easy to replace. Barring any issues with wire terminals ends (which can be very common, not necessarily on 777) shouldn't take more than 10 minutes on Nose Gear. Wing mounted lights a little longer due to access.
 
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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sun May 08, 2005 1:10 am

It usually takes longer to do the paperwork than it does to change the lamp.  Cool
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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sun May 08, 2005 2:55 am

Look at the MMEL for the B777, 4 installed, 2 required. Mind you, this is the master and the airline may be more restrictive.
 
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RE: Burnt Out Light

Sun May 08, 2005 6:09 pm

Quoting OzLAME (Reply 6):
It usually takes longer to do the paperwork than it does to change the lamp.

Guess its the same Everywhere  Smile
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