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Flight engineers

Started by smitho, May 26, 2012, 12:41:35 AM

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smitho

Are there any operators, domestic or foreign, still regularly operating aircraft in Aust airspace manned with a flight engineer?

Sir Pompously

I know the last airline in Australia to order an aircraft with a flight engineers station was Ansett in their 767-200's, and were the only airline in the world which operated a 762 with such a configuration. I do not believe any regular commercial aircraft flying into or around Australia have a flight engineer, mostly due to noise restrictions on older aircraft.

smitho

Quote from: Sir Pompously on May 26, 2012, 11:29:36 AM
I know the last airline in Australia to order an aircraft with a flight engineers station was Ansett in their 767-200's, and were the only airline in the world which operated a 762 with such a configuration. I do not believe any regular commercial aircraft flying into or around Australia have a flight engineer, mostly due to noise restrictions on older aircraft.
I understood that there was a 727 freighter in use in Australia with an engineers station, but may be that has been withdrawn in the last year or so.

Sir Pompously

DHL had a 727 freighter that was withdrawn from service here at least 3 years ago now, I believe due to noise restrictions.