View Full Version : BA B777 Fire Bottle issue

27th Jul 2008, 00:33
Rumours are leaking out from the Base that BA's B777 fire bottle calibration have been mis-calculated and the a/c limited to 159 ETOPS until they've been replaced. Rumours of many months to replace all fire bottles across the fleet. Can this shambles be true? :ugh:

27th Jul 2008, 00:46
Not quite a BA issue methinks!

Check it out! (http://asms.casa.go.kr/asms_ad/file/2008-14-11.pdf)

Carnage Matey!
27th Jul 2008, 06:57
Do BAs 777s actually fly anywhere that requires more than 159 minutes ETOPS?

Banzai Eagle
27th Jul 2008, 08:09
On The Loc
Presume your suggesting the shambles is Boeing related and not pointing the finger at BA? :\

27th Jul 2008, 10:55
There is no mention of the 777-200ER there, the majority of BA's 777's are this version so maybe only 3 of BA's aircraft are affected??

False Capture
27th Jul 2008, 10:57

It doesn't just depend on the geographical position of the ETOPS alternates but also the weather at these airfields. As a result, the answer is yes.

27th Jul 2008, 11:30
As just mentioned above there are many factors to take into account but trying to generalise, it will typically have most affect on LGW-Carribean services and unless sorted before early 2009 then the planned Rio service on the 777 could be affected too. Not really a problem on the North Atlantic