Date: 28 Aug 97 02:30:42 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: Grobbebol's Home References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In rec.travel.air ZineGreen <email@example.com> wrote: > I've never heard of an airline asking its crews to shut of logo lights to > save money. First of all, the money saved would be infinitesimal. But > more importantly, crews are normally too safety conscious to stand for > such a mandate had it come from the airline's management. I've been an > airline pilot with 3 airlines in the US, and I've never encountered an > airline asking its crews to skimp on any such matter that would affect > safety of flight. my $100 question is : what would a logo light have to do with safety ? I know that logolights are well known for the dumb installation, the awful places to reach etc. I can think of a few reasons why the logo-lights off would save money for sure. You probably never have had the outboard logolights of a 767 failed because of the wiring bewteen tghe inner and outer light; the DC-11 (for others, the MD-11) also has a very 'nice' installation at the tail. The only ones that are really easy to reach were the ex-martinair logo-lights. because of the long name, two lights were installed in the wingtips of the DC-10's. however, the heat.... wiring damaged etc etc. yes I hate the logolights. -- Grobbebol's Home | Don't give in to spammers. http://www.xs4all.nl/~bengel | Use your real e-mail address Linux 2.0.30 on an i586/64 MB | on Usenet.