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Highest TTIS Airframe

Old 28th Feb 2019, 09:04
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Highest TTIS Airframe

Does anyone know what is the aircraft withe the highest flight time hours. I have heared of a BA 747 with 120,000+ airframe hours.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 09:39
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I was quoted 108,000 hours on a Columbia Helicopters BV107. That was in 2011 and it was still flying then.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 09:41
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My wife has got 131,400 hrs on her airframe. 15 years marriage x 365 x 24 hrs.
should I trade her in on a newer model?

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Old 28th Feb 2019, 09:45
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What does she think?
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 09:47
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Might be cheaper for you to splash out and get her a rebuild / enhancements. Probably cheaper than a GNS430 or similar.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 09:52
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Illusion, bear in mind you have the same airframe hours coupled with probably more calendar time
Others may see that as a negative
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 10:53
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Bbbbb..but how many cycles on her airframe? Is she long haul or short haul?
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 11:22
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Cycles on the airframe?

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Old 28th Feb 2019, 20:06
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Back on topic - sounds like the 747 mentioned is about it
GAM would be up there in GA with their 500’s
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 23:24
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 23:42
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Just stumbled across this topic, I see it's in the Pacific subforum but I'm assuming it's a global question... One of the KLM 747s that was retired last year had about 134.000 hrs.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 00:12
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Originally Posted by megle2 View Post
Back on topic - sounds like the 747 mentioned is about it
GAM would be up there in GA with their 500ís
How many hours you talking on the GAM ones?
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 04:14
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There used to be a Twin Otter in PNG that I used to fly that had 50,000+ hours on it, landings would probably have been at least 250 thousand. Sadly a very good mate/ex chief pilot lost his life in the aeroplane about 15 years ago.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 10:09
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Re: GA airframe hours

No way to find an accurate number, but the C170 that was KEN in PNG would be a contender in GA
Imported by Laurie Crowley when the C170A was a new model, it was overworked for a long time, the logs being conveniently "lost" as required.
A supposed methpd of estimating hours was to count the number of time-expired engines scattered around PNG. At that time dropping an expired engine in the dirt & fitting a new or overhauled one to put the A/C back to work made economic sense.
My first taste of it was in Goroka about 1970, by which time it had been in private ownership for some time. Graham Syphers had agreed to ferry it to Lae and we did a couple of circuits to check it out. Not very impressive on a hot day in Goroka.
I flew it quite a bit from Lae, skydivers, weekends away, and trips tthe new owner wasn't conffident about. It was definittely a bit "war weary" then.
Subsequent use, and abuse, included a collapsed U/C on a steep strip, but it was repaired.
Last heard of undergoing a rebuild at Caboolture. I wonder what total time will be shown in the lgbooks when it is re-registered? or has it made it back into the air again?
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 14:58
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An ex Ansett A320 from the late 80s is still going in Europe.

VH-FNP is another one closer to home thatís had a long life.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 07:43
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
An ex Ansett A320 from the late 80s is still going in Europe.

VH-FNP is another one closer to home that’s had a long life.
It is now years ago, but even then (about 2005 or so and a early 1960s delivery) there was a C172 at Illawarra Flying School, YSBK, that reputedly had exceeded 45,000 hours --- well before SIDs.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 09:23
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Here is a C172 that was retired with 28,200 hours on it, but even more remarkably 26,200 of those hours were flown by one pilot!

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/...ye-to-his-hawk

I doubt anyone will beat that.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 07:19
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VH-AGG - Duchess must certainly be in the running. There would be a lot of airline pilots who did their initial Instrument Rating in that aircraft.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 11:56
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GAM's AC50S VH-MEH had 41,550 hours back in August last year so its probably up to about 41850 about now. There is another one in the high 30,000's.Last time I flew VH-MMA back in 1983 (it was registered VH-MWQ then) it had something over 65,00 hours but that's probably young for a DC3
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