Freight DogsFinally a forum for those midnight prowler types who utilise the unglamorous parts of airports that many of us never get to see. Freight Dogs is for pilots and crew who operate mostly without SLF.
18,260 lb (8,283 kg) I believe thats the entire engine though not just the propulsor/core section shown in the picture above.
Trust me, just the propulsor, the fan is huge for the -115. They are normally transported separately. We truck ours to GE. The Fan rarely needs repair that we can not do in house, the propulsor being the major overhaul component.
Thanks for the pictures of the propulsor and fan sections loaded. Our MX instructor told us that the GE90-115B Nose Cowl Assy couldn't be transported as one lump on a 744F/777F. Obviously you have the knowledge. Ever transported one or know if it will fit? The said instructor was a little wide of the mark on some other facts so was just wondering if this was correct?
Training Information Point You can separate the upper and the lower halves of the inlet cowl to move it. The upper and the lower halves are matched sets. They are not interchangeable with other inlet cowl halves.
TASK 71-11-01-000-801-H01 2. Inlet Cowl Disassembly
(Figure 201, Figure 202, Figure 203, Figure 204, Figure 205, Figure 206, and Figure 207) A. General
(1) This task is the disassembly procedure for the upper and lower inlet cowl halves. You use this task when it is necessary to separate the upper and lower inlet cowl halves for storage or transport.
looks like that our instructor was right flightmech
also the only airplanes that can transport the whole inlet cowl without being separated in 2 are the AN124 and SHORT BELFAST, ref 777 Engine Ground Handling, GE90
The LCF is insane! I suppose it all depends whether you're packing weight, volume or outsize freight. The -8 (not -800!!) is a great machine, which can be great in case you don't need the range.. Apples and pears really,,
Theres never a Shorts Belfast around when you need one! You couldn't blame me for asking. He did mention it could be transported and assembled on arrival. You know the instructor I'm talking about! You NEVER fix this airplane by pulling c/bs. Yeah right
exactly the same instructor, "when i was at U....." he's right, it can be assembled at arrival, but for sure the plane will not leave the same day
The instructor who could consistently fix aircraft by following procedure that the previous shift had ignored resulting aircraft grounded for several days needlessly. If he were just there for every turnaround U would not have any delays. The 777 expert who had 16 years experience with the aircraft and 15 of them were in training.