Re: pair (sorry, couldn't resist the pun)

From:         gary@maestro.mitre.org (Gary Bisaga)
Organization: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Va
Date:         01 Dec 92 23:15:20 PST
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In article <airliners.1992.40@ohare.Chicago.COM>, weiss@wright.SEAS.UCLA.EDU (Michael Weiss) writes:
|> 
|> All of my repair information comes from my girlfriend's brother, who works as
|> a maintenance guy for SkyWest (a commuter airline that operates also as the
|> Delta Connection in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Phoenix, and Las Vegas
|> primarily).  He said that DC-10s are notorious for repairs being all-day
|> operations, whereas Boeing's 737-300 and -400, 747-300 and -400, 757, and 767
|> have self-diagnostic systems that go so far as to direct the location of the
|> repair instructions down to the page, turning the repairs into a half-day
|> operation instead.  Note that I cannot verify this information, but I see no
|> reason to dispute it.
Nor would I - but you're comparing apples to oranges.  The other aircraft you
mention probably have much more extensive electronic maintenance aids since
most have much more extensive avionics in general.  It wouldn't surprise me
if there was also more electronic diagnosis.

The MD-11, of course, is just as highly outfitted with electronics as any
of those others - and the FMC design is newer as well, if I'm not mistaken -
so a comparison with the MD-11 would almost certainly be different.

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Gary Bisaga (gbisaga@mitre.org)