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Half fuselage at Stanstead (STN)

Old 15th Dec 2018, 18:09
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Half fuselage at Stanstead (STN)

I saw this at London Stanstead. Can someone please tell me what this half fuselage is doing there. It is very near active stands so cant be a trainer. Thanks.

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Old 15th Dec 2018, 18:48
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It's a chunk of an ex-Yamal 737-500 which arrived in mid-2015 and is used by Swissport for cabin training.

You can just see the end of the Swissport logo, mostly obscured by the silo. It's on a wheeled dolly and can be moved around.

Edit: VP-BRV, this is the only other photo I can find online:
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 20:28
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Thank you.

I would have never guessed that myself. I wonder why they would wheel it around ?


Originally Posted by El Bunto View Post
It's a chunk of an ex-Yamal 737-500 which arrived in mid-2015 and is used by Swissport for cabin training.

You can just see the end of the Swissport logo, mostly obscured by the silo. It's on a wheeled dolly and can be moved around.

Edit: VP-BRV, this is the only other photo I can find online:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/37278937915
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 07:03
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Itís probably the first delivery for Atmosphere Intercontinental Airlines
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 09:41
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Er where's 'Stanstead' airport then? I've heard of 'Stansted' but not 'Stanstead'.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 10:55
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chevvron, I understand your frustration but there comes a time when you just need to let go. I've given up on the many educated aviation people who spell hangar as "hanger". I even saw it in an official NTSB accident report! It grates me as much as "Stanstead" does you, but we just have to learn to live with it And then, there's "Brittania" Airways!
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I don't know what swissport use this for but we had a wingless Comet at LGW when I was a dispatcher and we were trained to manouver the jetways on that. It was towed to a quiet stand by tug and we used to bash away until we got our licence.
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Originally Posted by Hotel Tango View Post
chevvron, I understand your frustration but there comes a time when you just need to let go. I've given up on the many educated aviation people who spell hangar as "hanger". I even saw it in an official NTSB accident report! It grates me as much as "Stanstead" does you, but we just have to learn to live with it And then, there's "Brittania" Airways!
Calm down dear I was only joking, hence the little devil.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 18:20
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I always thought it was "STAN & TED'S" Airport.
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chevvron dear, did you not see my wink and smilie either?
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Don't even mention 'Aircrafts'
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Originally Posted by El Bunto View Post
It's a chunk of an ex-Yamal 737-500 which arrived in mid-2015 and is used by Swissport for cabin training.

You can just see the end of the Swissport logo, mostly obscured by the silo. It's on a wheeled dolly and can be moved around.

Edit: VP-BRV, this is the only other photo I can find online
Visible on GE at 51.8897, 0.2577 (select imagery for 26 March 2017).

And here's the front end, in an industrial estate outside Glasgow:

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Old 17th Dec 2018, 11:56
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there comes a time when you just need to let go
And I bet you don't get cross any longer with people who can't spell 'chevron' properly.........

ah, sorry, I meant 'chevvron'......no, I meant 'chevron'....WHIH.....

I dunno, it's drinking time, anyway.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 21:38
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It’s can be used for jetbridge/steps training, can be wheeled to a stand in place of a real aircraft, less expensive to damage the trainer than a plane, also to give trainee loaders a look at what a hold looks like without them going into a real one and slowing down a turnaround.
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Originally Posted by old,not bold View Post
And I bet you don't get cross any longer with people who can't spell 'chevron' properly.........

ah, sorry, I meant 'chevvron'......no, I meant 'chevron'....WHIH.....

I dunno, it's drinking time, anyway.
I don't get cross with people who spell my handle incorrectly; if they can't read it's their problem.
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 13:07
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I recall many years ago (the 90's) that there was an old Trident aircraft at Heathrow that I think was used for tug driver training. It had half the wings cut off though, which seemed a bit daft to me because isn't it part of their training to learn not to bash full span wingtips into things? I guess it's done in some sort of simulator now anyway.
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Not sure if this is the same aircraft but it seems likely

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...-near-glasgow/



The fuselage of a Boeing 737 is to be installed at the front of the former Rolls Royce aero engine factory near Glasgow, which is now a go-karting and leisure centre called The Experience.
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 17:07
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Originally Posted by jimjim1 View Post
Not sure if this is the same aircraft but it seems likely
Yes it is, before it was repainted in that rather garish black and white scheme.

As a "flight deck" experience, it leaves a bit to be desired

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The operations manager's dream cockpit! One big MAKE-AEROPLANE-GO button on the panel and two handles for the pilots to hold.

Training costs will be slashed, crew entry requirements reduced to GCSE English ( for doing the crossword ).
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Yes it is, before it was repainted in that rather garish black and white scheme.

As a "flight deck" experience, it leaves a bit to be desired

Where are all the knobs?
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