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Old 8th Mar 2017, 09:23   #1 (permalink)
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737-200 Wing Removal

We are moving two 737-200 aircraft from Perth Airport by road to York, Western Australia.

The aircraft will need to have the wings, horizontal and vertical stabilisers removed before loading onto the trucks.

Is there anyone here with experience in removing the wings of a 737-200?
We would appreciate any advice or assistance in this venture. A copy of the Aircraft Recovery Manual would be of assistance too.

For Further information, please see www.737-200.com.au


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Old 12th Mar 2017, 17:08   #2 (permalink)
 
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unfortunately the only way the wing will come off is if you get the local firies in to cut them off.
Tail ie hori stab vertical stab can be removed with difficulty so it could be re installed but wings no chance.
Good luck on your endeavors.
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The lot at Brunty removed the VC10 wing for transporting it, that wasn't supposed to come off.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 08:06   #4 (permalink)
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unfortunately the only way the wing will come off is if you get the local firies in to cut them off.
Tail ie hori stab vertical stab can be removed with difficulty so it could be re installed but wings no chance.
Good luck on your endeavors.
Not what I want to hear...
If we have to we will.
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There is a 737-200 in a college in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, that has had its wings removed (and refitted) for transportation. So it can be done.

If you want I can ask around as several people were involved with that job.

Edit: the Trucking company posted this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mmlk7LgfsQ
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 19:12   #6 (permalink)
 
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unfortunately the only way the wing will come off is if you get the local firies in to cut them off.
More of a possibility, I guess, if you're looking to fly them again! Good luck, however you do it.
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Well this says they are slid into the centre wing box and secured by 1600 bolts.


boeing 737 wing assembly - Bing video
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 07:05   #8 (permalink)
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There is a 737-200 in a college in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, that has had its wings removed (and refitted) for transportation. So it can be done.

If you want I can ask around as several people were involved with that job.

Edit: the Trucking company posted this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mmlk7LgfsQ
Thank you Jhieminga. That is perfect as it does look like a 200 series.
I would be very grateful if you know of someone we can contact.
Thanks again.
Andrew.
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 07:08   #9 (permalink)
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Well this says they are slid into the centre wing box and secured by 1600 bolts.


boeing 737 wing assembly - Bing video
NutLoose,
Interesting but, the 737-200 is was apparently built differently, the wings were never designed to be removed.
Thanks all the same, an entertaining video.
Cheers.
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Not sure of the specifics, but the wings went on as a separate structure they sure could come off again. Would be a lot of work though. Engines off, landing gear off, lots of shoring up f the fuselage and wings then a lot of rivets to remove, finally the wing bolts.

Obviously never going to fly again. Who's doing the work for you?
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Not sure of the specifics, but the wings went on as a separate structure they sure could come off again. Would be a lot of work though. Engines off, landing gear off, lots of shoring up f the fuselage and wings then a lot of rivets to remove, finally the wing bolts.

Obviously never going to fly again. Who's doing the work for you?
Thanks wildadv.
We have assembled a team of volunteers. Including LAMES, lecturers and students.
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Ever thought of asking Boeing?
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Ever thought of asking Boeing?
Hi Chris,
Yes, Boeing were helpful, but not useful.
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 23:41   #14 (permalink)
 
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Here are the contact details for the college in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

MBO College Airport
Locatie Opaallaan 25
Opaallaan 25
2132 XV Hoofddorp

Telefoon: (023) 569 36 00
[email protected]

If you are unsuccesfull to reach somebody who can help then let me know and I will ask around. Went to this college 20 years ago and I am in contact with some teachers from then.
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Old 22nd Mar 2017, 08:08   #15 (permalink)
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Here are the contact details for the college in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

MBO College Airport
Locatie Opaallaan 25
Opaallaan 25
2132 XV Hoofddorp

Telefoon: (023) 569 36 00
mbocollegeairport@rocva.nl

If you are unsuccesfull to reach somebody who can help then let me know and I will ask around. Went to this college 20 years ago and I am in contact with some teachers from then.
Thanks FT.
I will try that e-mail address now.
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Did you get my PM? I understood that one of the teachers from that college was already in contact with you?
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Old 5th Apr 2017, 12:59   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks Guys.
We have had contact with the college via one of our volunteers. We had lots of photos and a video sent to us.
Thanks for everyones help.
Keep an eye on us a OzJet 737 Perth Airport
Cheers.
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Old 5th May 2017, 08:30   #18 (permalink)
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Hi, I have the Ozjet 737-200 manuals if you need them.
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Old 7th May 2017, 02:10   #19 (permalink)
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We would dearly love to have the manuals.
Please let me know how I can arrange this.
Thank you.
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Old 8th May 2017, 08:01   #20 (permalink)
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737-200 email me your address. And I will get them to you.
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