samair
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Aircraft Rotations And Shuttles

Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:51 am

aircraft rotations and shuttles
hya !
i was just wondering how often a commercial aircraft flies in a day i was once talking to a bmi baby cabin crew and she said her a/c would fly 6 times that day! is that the norm? do they have a new set of crew for each return journey ? and does every a/c have over night maintainence?
thanks,
sam
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EMBQA
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RE: Aircraft Rotations And Shuttles

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:02 am

That is hard to say.

A B747 or A340.. maybe once or twice...a B737 with WN 6 or 8.. a B737 with CAL 3 or 4.
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dutchjet
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RE: Aircraft Rotations And Shuttles

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:23 am

Depends on the aircraft, the airline, the route structure, the crews schedule, the day of the week, maintainance, etc......there is really no general answer to your question.
 
deltaguy767
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RE: Aircraft Rotations And Shuttles

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:41 am

Basically you can pretty much guaranteernthat the shorter range that the a/c has, the more trips it will runrnthat day. For example, DL had an MD-88 that would run on a daily triprnlike this:

6AM:BDL-CVG
9AM:CVG-ORD
12PM:ORD-ATL
3PM:ATL-JAX
5PM:JAX-ATL
8PM:ATL-BDL

Probablyrnthe crew would change up at CVG and ATL at some points during the triprnmost likely after the first leg, and after the third leg. Perhaps therna/c could be changed at CVG or ATL if needed for MX since the flight numbers would change. I hope that this helps.

Cheers from BDL and BAF,  wave 
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samair
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RE: Aircraft Rotations And Shuttles

Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:43 am

i always thought a/c would be based at 1 airport !not many airports though out the day
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ntspelich
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RE: Aircraft Rotations And Shuttles

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:53 am

Here's the routing for WN ship # 486 today:
FLT 2932 CMH-MDW
FLT 76 MDW-FLL
FLT 1929 FLL-TPA-BHM-SDF-BWI-MHT

It's all in how you utilize the bird. Other ones, primarily our long(er) hauls get a bit simpler:
#720's routing today was simply SEA-MDW-BWI-MDW-SEA
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