You need a crane to swop the nose cowl, exhaust etc. Regarding the leak, if it’s not internal replacement parts/seals are needed. You can’t just bodge some sealant and hope for the best.
The inlet cowl is 500 lb, and the exhaust 550 lb, seen it all done manually before, even the engine being lifted in place with the lifting beams.
Doesn't an airport have to have a certain amount of equipment to be an eligible diversion alternative?
No, not unless it’s been planned as a beyond 180 min EDTO flight. Diversions for us need someone there that knows the airports conditions and can report them, (ie. Issue notams), fire fighting capability, ATC, navigation aid, lights if the planned arrival is at night, and an instrument approach. I have diverted into smaller airports before and made up my own parking arrangements as I know there would be no towbar there so I self positioned to be able to get out under my own power.
Once Kallita arrived, It was I believe the Memorial Day holiday. the contractors. who were the only ones allowed to drive the fork lift, only unloaded the 747 and would not move any more. Only after calls to the DOD in the Pentagon did the contractors grudgingly work on the holiday so they could move the new engine to the airplane. My buddies called it the road trip to hell. The rare Midway Passport stamp and t-shirt from the store were not worth it.
It’s the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that has most of the heavy equipment on the island that airlines have negotiated contracts with. Examples of FWS fees at MDY
Attended hours of operation
0 < 12,500 lbs. MGLW $500/day
12,500 < 60,000 lbs. MGLW $750/day
Over 60,000 lbs. MGLW $1000/day
Unattended hours of operation
0 < 12,500 lbs. MGLW $1000/day
12,500 < 60,000 lbs. MGLW $1500/day
Over 60,000 lbs. MGLW $2000/day
Emergency Prices Vary
Parking/ Ramp Fees
0 < 12,500 lbs. MGLW $300/day
12,500 < 60,000 lbs. MGLW $500/day
Over 60,000 lbs. MGLW $700/day
Aircraft Fuel (JP-5) $20/gal
Refuel Truck $250/trip
Air Stairs $50/hour
Ground Power Unit $50/hour
Labor and Equipment Fees
Item Hourly Rental Daily Rental
Backhoe $150 $700
Bulldozer $300 $1,300
Crane 60K $450 $1,900
Flat Bed 5 Ton Truck $100 $350
Forklift 4K $100 $400
Forklift 10K $110 $450
Forklift 12K $125 $500
Loader $200 $900
Low-boy Tractor Truck $200 $900
Man Lift $125 $500
Mini Tiger Truck $75 $250
Pick-up truck (Compact) $85 $300
Skid Steer $100 $400
Telehandler $125 $500
Tractor/Brush Hog $100 $350
Vacuum Truck $150 $600
Air Compressor $40 $250
Generator $35 $250
Dump Truck $125 $500
Excavator $450 $1,900
Extended and/or special use equipment rates are negotiable. Some lifting equipment has not been weight test certified. Additional fees may apply for moving and setting up equipment.
Skilled Laborer $64/hr
Laborer/Equipment Operator $25/hr
Additional fee for supplies/materials (retail price + transportation cost).