Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

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Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by FoxTROT » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:46 pm

Airframe is listed as “planned” for Flysafair according to this: https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... tus=future
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Caravan Driver » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:51 pm

Total of three more -800s to join the Safair 737 fleet in the next few months. Total of eight -800s then and eleven -400s in the Safair 737 fleet. =D>
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by ERASER » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:54 am

B737-85P NG (HS-DBC) (MSN28386) I see this aircraft was flying for Nok Air (Thailand) and is 19.2 years old. I was just wondering how high its cycles might be as Nok is flying short sectors and a very busy airline. I flew with Nok from Bangkok to Phitsanulok (45 min) and by the time I was in the car on my way into town (+ - 45min) Nok was already taking off on its way back to Bangkok.
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Glenn L » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:48 am

oldish
no winglets
will it be worth fitting them?

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/685 ... ng-737-85p
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Burner » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:00 pm

Glenn L wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:48 am
oldish
no winglets
will it be worth fitting them?

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/685 ... ng-737-85p
I remember reading on another thread here, that all three that are arriving are without winglets, but they will be retrofitted.
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Glenn L » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:04 pm

so
will Mango be selling second hand winglets to Safair?
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Jasondn78 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:19 pm

Slightly off topic - is there only one winglet supplier for the 737, or are there multiple manufacturers?

I seem to recall a trip I did last year where I flew on a new B738 from Comair and later in the day I was aboard a Flysafair B738. I don’t know if it was the color scheme or the lighting, but I thought that the shape of the winglets were different.
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Deanw » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:47 pm

I know of at least two different winglet designs. The earlier 'simple' winglet and the more recent 'double' winglet design appearing on the newest B738s.
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:20 pm

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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Vcrit » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:59 pm

Ugly Duckling wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:20 pm
4 types for 737
http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm
Only two types for the -800. Blended and split scimitar.
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by HarryC » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:31 pm

"New" 737 2-RLBF currently passing Quelimane on delivery to SA ex HS-DBC
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Caravan Driver » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:23 am

ZS-SJW arrived winglets an’ all!
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by trees » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:53 pm

Glenn L wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:04 pm
so
will Mango be selling second hand winglets to Safair?
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The split scimitar winglet is a modification of the existing winglet, not a replacement one.
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Vcrit » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:06 am

trees wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Glenn L wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:04 pm
so
will Mango be selling second hand winglets to Safair?
'
The split scimitar winglet is a modification of the existing winglet, not a replacement one.
Im not so sure of that statement. It lools like a totally different unit.
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Re: Extra B737-800 for Flysafair

Unread post by Ray W » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:14 pm

Awful photo but here she is parked at Safair this morning 2-RLBF
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