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3rd 787 in pax use scrapped

Old 2nd Sep 2023, 09:19
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3rd 787 in pax use scrapped

Rumours are coming my way that CC-BBF has indeed been deemed beyond repair and the breaking of this aircraft has already begun.
i would link to the aircrafts history on my website but not sure if thats allowed
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Old 2nd Sep 2023, 11:14
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Apparently NOT true

https://www-aerotelegraph-com.transl..._x_tr_pto=wapp


Latam explains to aeroTELEGRAPH: «This information is not correct. The mentioned Boeing 787 is in the process of being serviced and will not be decommissioned or retired».
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Old 2nd Sep 2023, 12:33
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The 787 in question suffered damage to the underside of the nose when it overran the tug while being towed, in May of this year.

Hard to see how the repairs would necessitate removal of the v/stab and the engines(?).



Looks like an aircraft destined not to fly again.
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Hard to see how the repairs would necessitate removal of the v/stab and the engines(?)
Maybe the available hangar is not big enough with the fin in place.
Engines go to engine pool?
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
The 787 in question suffered damage to the underside of the nose when it overran the tug while being towed, in May of this year.

Hard to see how the repairs would necessitate removal of the v/stab and the engines(?).



Looks like an aircraft destined not to fly again.
They took the tailfin off the Ethiopian B787 at LHR that was burned and repaired. Stops weather-cocking in the wind as well as they might want build a temp tent, so cuts down on the size of the structure.
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Old 2nd Sep 2023, 14:33
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
The 787 in question suffered damage to the underside of the nose when it overran the tug while being towed, in May of this year.

Hard to see how the repairs would necessitate removal of the v/stab and the engines(?).

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Perhaps they are using a Haynes manual to fix it? (Only joking, Haynes - I have used your manuals for many years).
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The delights of carbon fibre....A conventional structural repair for this sort of damage would have taken a few weeks! (without the tail fin needing to come off!)
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It has been suggested that the airframe is more stable with the tailfin removed. Perhaps its going to be a fix outside.
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Is the frame at the front a temporary hangar for the repair?
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Perhaps they are using a Haynes manual to fix it? (Only joking, Haynes - I have used your manuals for many years).
Every Haynes manual - 'Reassembly is the reverse of dissassembly.' That one line caused much anguish when I was fixing my own cars in the 1970's.
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The engineers say it will be ready by lunchtime
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