Qantas744er
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Cathay Pacifics 744`s

Sat May 13, 2006 10:33 pm

Hey, i have noticed how CX`s 747-400`s dont have taxi lights and only Runway Turn off Lights. I also know that the earlier 744`s didnt have taxi lights, but ive seen a United 744 Ln 863 i think, with taxi lights and a CX ln 1033 i think withought taxi light? so why dont they have them?

BTW not even the second last and newest 744F have them?

So CX removes them when they get delivered?

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AirWillie6475
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RE: Cathay Pacifics 744`s

Sun May 14, 2006 2:23 am

Quoting Qantas744ER (Thread starter):
So CX removes them when they get delivered?

Why would an airline with unlimited amounts of cash remove the taxi lights? I really doubt your post, taxi lights are essental for saftey.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacifics 744`s

Sun May 14, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 1):
I really doubt your post

Because the taxi lights are not required if you have runway turn off lights, if you know what they are....

Look at this CX 744 it has the runway tur off lights on but it doesnt have taxi lights installed over the runway turn off lights

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Not even this JAL 744F has taxi lights? only turn off lights. So your telling me my post is wrong..?


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and now look at this, it has turn off lights and over the turn off lights taxi lights that are on.


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BTW the plane on the second pic is newer than the last pic.

So my conclusion is that you dont know what the difference between taxi lights and runway turn off lights is + airlines that have a majority of older 744`s without taxi lights and only runway turn off lights decided to take no taxi lights on their newer ones even if availeble to keep fleet as same as possible.

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RE: Cathay Pacifics 744`s

Sun May 14, 2006 8:30 am

Ok I see what you are saying. I have no idea but it might be because the taxi lights are on the wings for that model 747. Some aircraft have taxi lights on the wings although usually they are smaller than the 747.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacifics 744`s

Sun May 14, 2006 7:06 pm

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
I have no idea but it might be because the taxi lights are on the wings for that model 747. Some aircraft have taxi lights on the wings although usually they are smaller than the 747.

Almost correct. The lights you see on the wings of the JAL 744 are the Inboard take off lights on. The 744 has 2 inboard lights and 2 Outboard T/O lights.

And yes some aircraft have taxi lights on the wing.

I found out that airlines have the option to not take taxi lights because runway turn off liights are available instead. So the maintnance costs are a lot lower aswell.

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RE: Cathay Pacifics 744`s

Mon May 15, 2006 11:01 am

Now at days most airports that 747s operate at are advanced enough to have taxi center line with lights so no aircraft lights are needed.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacifics 744`s

Mon May 15, 2006 11:00 pm


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What determines the Removal of Taxi- lights.What Regulation.
Any Literature.
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