Aviation Photo #1051704 Boeing 747-312 - Singapore Airlines

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Landing on 02R with an extra engine! [Kodak Print]
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    Andrew Hunt
    Singapore Airlines
    Boeing 747-312
    Boeing 747-300
    Boeing 747-300
    Boeing
    23243
    612
    N123KJ
    Singapore - Changi
    Singapore
    October 16, 1988
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Anonymous
11 years ago
What the freak?!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Weird. How does he have that extra engine?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I wonder how do they attach the extra engines to the wing. Can any one tell me? T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pic, nice spot :D
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats how they transport spare engines for downed aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo. I never seen a 743 with 5 engines;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Anyone knows why the engine nÂș5???. If somebody know it, please, try to enswer me (for learn a little bit more of these kind of things)

Thanks :-D
Anonymous
11 years ago
The 5th engine is a spare being transported for a aircraft in need of it. It is quite rarely used but it is fully authorised by boeing ho designed the system
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thank you for your answer (Frence visitor).It's interesting to know this curiosity.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What would be ETOPS (or EFOPS?) for this one - 10000 min?
Anonymous
11 years ago
What turbine is the extra?????, it will not be false.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good answer if you ever wondered how they pimp a 747!! ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
I believe on some 747s there is a specific location for mounting an extra engine. The engine is not used, just a way of transporting a spare somewhere on a standard flight, much cheaper than chartering an entire aircraft. The FMC has performance data built in for occasions where a spare engine is carried and can be selected during the preflight. As this is a 300 I expect it's manually calculated - exactly the same, just takes longer!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think its just a transport. I'm not sure but I've seen a few more pics of a 747 with an extra engine. Maybe its not so expensive - this plane is a passenger jet and it can transport a big engine.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've seen a long, long time ago a picture (at Amsterdam?) of a B747SP from I think Syrian Air. This aircraft had a fifth engine between engine no 2 and the left side of the fuselage.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A long, long time ago I saw a picture of a Boeing 747SP (I think the aircraft belongs to Syrian Air and was taken at Amsterdam). It had a fifth engine between engine no 2 and the left side of the fuselage. The engine had an engine cover.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just to answer a couple of silly questions..... ETOPS stands for extended TWIN engine operations..... Twin being the key point, not used on anything that has more or less than two engines. as for the extra engine, it is being transported.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I wonder how much effect that has on drag ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
We call it the fifth pod. Just carry it to some station when needed. Not much difference in handling.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've jsut found the pic from the window: http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0289429 Looks very interesting as passenger (especially if you dont know why).
Anonymous
9 years ago
I worked for an airline that would need a engine for a 747 but did not have have a station to fix it and would need one sent from a station that worked on engines. So we would have to fly one over to put on the broke down aircraft. That is why you might see an engine on a 747 5th pod.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes. It was possible. Do you know Air India 182. They have a fifth engine. It makes drag but the pilots cope with it

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