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BA B777 Fire Bottle issue

Old 27th Jul 2008, 00:33
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BA B777 Fire Bottle issue

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?

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

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Old 27th Jul 2008, 06:57
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Do BAs 777s actually fly anywhere that requires more than 159 minutes ETOPS?
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 08:09
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Presume your suggesting the shambles is Boeing related and not pointing the finger at BA?
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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??
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Carnage,

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.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 11:30
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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
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