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Old 04-02-2011, 05:21 AM
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SWA grounding 81 affected aircraft pending additional inspections. All mandated inspections were completed on this aircraft. Working with Boeing engineers.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by oldschool
The -300s have winglets.
I've been on several SWA 737-300s in the past year or so and don't recall winglets. Guess I'm wrong.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:31 AM
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by fireman0174
I've been on several SWA 737-300s in the past year or so and don't recall winglets. Guess I'm wrong.

Someone can give a more exact number but I think we put winglets on roughly 100 of our -300's.
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Default SWA w/3 foot hole in fuselage - CNN

Ooops- already reported.

http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/ma...mpression.html

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Old 04-02-2011, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by FastDEW
Why do we keep having Boeing's blow holes in them? There are Buses just as old out there working everyday and 9's or 80's that are way older and no holes...... I am just wondering what is going on with the Boeing narrowbodies?
Nothing wrong with asking that question.

And just before anyone gets upset over asking, holes in airplanes aren't causing holes in the ground... just holes in the airplane.


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Old 04-02-2011, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by LuvJockey
SWA grounding 81 affected aircraft pending additional inspections. All mandated inspections were completed on this aircraft. Working with Boeing engineers.
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This has nothing to do with the Flight crew who dod a great job at getting that airplane on the ground It's focus SHOULD be the outsourcing of mantenence outside of the USA for Overhauls where the FAA has no direct oversight and can't make spot inspections on like in El Salvador where Southwest is getting their overhauls done, BTW this also applies to UNITED as well getting overhauls in Korea and China as well. Especially sine UAL HAS the facilities to PERFORM their Own overhauls unlike Southwest. So if this happened at UAL? They would HAVE NO Excuse! What So EVER! Not that Southwest has one either. But! Outsourced engine and airframe overhaul has been part of the Southwest Business plan from the beginning and other than NOT getting the overhauls performed in the USA? Not much I can say about it. Whether or NOT the overhaul is insourced or outsourced the added scrutiny if aging airframe due to Hich sysles should be investigated. I have No Idea of the age of this airplane nor the hours on the airframe, But I'll make you a bet !
I'll BET the airframe had more than 50,000 cycles (Takeoffs and landings)
clocked on it. and the Specifications should be reworked to require an extra row of rivets at the upper seams or even a more sturdy alloy.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:14 AM
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I had a FAA inspector on my JS from ATL-DTW who was headed to Hong Kong to do a mx inspection on an overhaul facility. So what kind of oversight is not being done?
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Originally Posted by forgot to bid
I had a FAA inspector on my JS from ATL-DTW who was headed to Hong Kong to do a mx inspection on an overhaul facility. So what kind of oversight is not being done?
They can visit all they want, but FAA has no legal oversight authority of a foreign maintenance facility. There's talk of trying to allow for that in upcoming trade legislation, but most countries would never allow what they believe to be foreign interference.

strfyr51 is correct.

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:21 AM
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Another kudos to the crew. Bravo guys.

News here earlier said a flight attendant broke his nose falling during the initial pushover (hope it wasn't the rapping guy), and a passenger hyperventilated.
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