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ua2162
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HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:04 am

There seems to be quite a bit of cancellations today for HA 717 flights. Many airports are getting 767 subs.

Nothing in the media. Is something up with the fleet?

Edit: seems like KOA had most cancelled. Many flights ran delays before noon ( more than 30 minutes)

[Edited 2014-11-14 17:09:07]

[Edited 2014-11-14 17:09:50]
 
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RE: HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:13 am

http://www.kitv.com/news/-hawaiian-c...ncels-six-konahnl-flights/29734150

FAA inspector found corrosion problems on 2 Boeing 717 aircraft used for interisland operations. As a precaution, HA inspected 8 other aircraft. They have 18 717's in the fleet. As a result of the inspections, 40 flights were delayed throughout the day. Given that Friday is one of the busiest travel days in the interisland network, this was not a good day for HA.
 
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RE: HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:53 am

I think these lines from the article were important:

"The company said all ten airplanes that were inspected-- checked out fine.

Spokeswoman Ann Botticelli said the area that its mechanics were evaluating had no impact on the airworthiness of the aircraft."
 
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RE: HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:10 pm

Quoting ua2162 (Thread starter):

Thanks to you and to all for keeping us informed!
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RE: HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:34 pm

767 sounds like a fun sub. Any A330s get extra work?

[Edited 2014-11-15 09:35:20]
 
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RE: HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:16 pm

Quoting spinkid (Reply 4):
767 sounds like a fun sub. Any A330s get extra work?

Lots of slack and extra crews on the 767, which is why the 767 is the "go to" rescue fleet. So no... no extra 330 flights.
 
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RE: HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:35 pm

Thanks for the updates.

Being Hawaii, things will corrode. I assume HA is versed in dealing with such things. Glad everything worked out and this was done out of an abundance of caution.

In hind sight, pretty smart how the focused the cancellations to KOA and bring in the 767.

ITO doesn't have the ground equipment to handle wide bodies.

OGG cancellations would have meant people missing many of their mainland connections.

As far as LIH, I assume they don't have the ground equipment or trained personnel either since they don't see wide body service. Or is it the shorter runway with a fully loaded 767?
 
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RE: HA 717 Problems?

Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:29 pm

Quoting ua2162 (Reply 6):
As far as LIH, I assume they don't have the ground equipment or trained personnel either since they don't see wide body service. Or is it the shorter runway with a fully loaded 767

While I didn't personally work these flights, I can tell you that HA was flying the 767 in and out of LIH to both OAK and LAX this past summer so this station has the equipment and personnel to handle wide bodies.

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