B727VC10 wrote:No railroad option for transport obviously, so were the aircraft shipped over in parts on cargo ships or were they flown over stripped bare with additional reserve fuel tanks?
DfwRevolution wrote:Delivery flights do not operate under the same FAR rules as passenger-carrying flights.
ltbewr wrote:I believe there are pictures on this site that show how the extra tanks were put in.
ScottB wrote:It's basically the same as how the 717's made it to Hawaii and how they go back to the mainland for heavy maintenance -- HA strips out the cabin (mostly the seating/carpet) and there are supplemental fuel tanks in the cabin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geVpPUFuOVg
benbeny wrote:I'm wondering, what's the procedure for fuel fumes or spill inside the cabin? Sure it won't be a good thing.
flyingturtle wrote:benbeny wrote:I'm wondering, what's the procedure for fuel fumes or spill inside the cabin? Sure it won't be a good thing.
Fumes... aircraft have a high rate of air turnover in the cabin. The whole air is exchanged in about 6 minutes. So, fumes can't build up.
Spill? Before the ferry flight, have lots of time to check the auxiliary tanks, the duckts and seals.
gatechae wrote:interesting that they go as far as to affix their logo to those tanks.
BravoOne wrote:Not sure about taking an airplane off of 121, and putting in on 91 as the paperwork could be onerous.
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