Re: A/C accumulated time?

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:57 
From:         wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher)
Organization: NRK Clinic for habitual NetNews Abusers - Beltway Annex
References:   1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

gb <goran@tidax.se> writes:
>I was reading about certain aircrafts accumulating wery high number of
>in-air time.  What's the usual procedure/numbers and when are aircrafts
>to be scrapped?

>Typical example was 73' L-1011 Tristar with 51,951 hours and 25,691
>cycles. That's 6 years of non-stop flying!

Cycles is of as much concern as hours in pressurized aircraft.

Triva: as of the model's 50th anniversary, the known high-time DC-3
(I think PBA owned it) had 10.3 years logged.

Wonder how long it's gone since.
--
A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com
& no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433