787 Dreamliner Pit Crew

Old Sep 30, 15, 9:55 pm
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787 Dreamliner Pit Crew

I had the opportunity to bring my camera and take some shots and learn more about Air Canada's 787 Pit Crew earlier this month. It's very interesting that other airlines normally use only a couple of AMEs (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) for a 787 turnaround and AC uses 8 with their new system. Not really a review but some interesting information especially if you're a fan of the Dreamliner.

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Old Sep 30, 15, 10:04 pm
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Very well done, sir ^
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This is pretty great! Thanks for sharing!
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Awesome thanks for sharing !
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Old Sep 30, 15, 10:08 pm
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FANTASTIC!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Great video, thanks for posting.
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Really impressive. Thank you!
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Absolutely awesome! Thanks for putting it together and sharing ^
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Old Oct 1, 15, 1:22 am
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Great video.

Devil's advocate: It seems like there is intense pressure to turn the aircraft quickly. Aren't mistakes usually easier to make when under such pressure?

Assuming the aircraft makes one daily round trip, 18 hours in the air would appear to leave 6 hours of ground time - an average of 3 at each station. Why the rush?
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Thank you for sharing. Very informative video ^
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Old Oct 1, 15, 8:34 am
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Nice. Very timely for me as I've been on 3 x 787 flights in the last two weeks, two with AC (YVR-PVG and NRT-YYZ) and one with ANA (KUL-NRT).
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Old Oct 1, 15, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by cedric View Post
Assuming the aircraft makes one daily round trip, 18 hours in the air would appear to leave 6 hours of ground time - an average of 3 at each station. Why the rush?
An aircraft isn't generating any revenue on the ground. Efficient utilization is important. Increasing utilization is a way airlines can increase capacity with little incremental costs.
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Originally Posted by cedric View Post
Great video.

Devil's advocate: It seems like there is intense pressure to turn the aircraft quickly. Aren't mistakes usually easier to make when under such pressure?

Assuming the aircraft makes one daily round trip, 18 hours in the air would appear to leave 6 hours of ground time - an average of 3 at each station. Why the rush?
Yes, mistakes can happen under pressure, but as the video mentions having the 787 met by 8 maintenance engineers instead of the old 2 means their areas of responsibility likely receive *more* attention.

As for the quick turns, remember that many of these planes are simply flying A-B-A-B-A. They have a complex path with other cities, and often have other maintenance requirements that have to be fit in too.
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Old Oct 1, 15, 2:01 pm
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Something similar on how 787's are built : http://www.bbc.com/news/business-344...93109794075950
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Thank you for sharing.
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