Interview 3: Detailed Notes
Different planes, different sizes: to compete in different markets and for cost.
Ex. Dulles to Los Angeles, smaller airplane doesn’t have-
Business jets smaller jets
- Higher execs that fly
- In and out small airport
- Travel just as fast as big planes
Newer Air Planes-
- immensely more efficient
- Better fuel mileage
Cost of fuel going up, if cost of fuel can be reduced: Save Millions.
Planes all before 787
7×7, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 (Including Series**double check**)
- Pressurization – taps off engine
- Air Conditioning –taps off engine
- Heating –taps of engine
- Tapping air and heat = not good gas mileage.
- Mostly Aluminum, metal, some parts composite. (Would say mostly metal**?)
- Size (Twin engine/four engine?)
- Burns a lot less fuel
- Double Decker
- Air conditioning – self containing system
- Pressurization –self containing system
- Heating –self containing system
- All Compost
*Self-containing systems take less from Engine.
Weigh determines how much fuel (fuel to destination, alternate, and one hour after.)
787 is first airplane mate of compost material, Fiber Glass: heat and fuse in mold, put sections together.
Market Reasons: # of people going point A to point B (Clarify)
Airbus (plane manufacture beside Boeing… which is better? Which do pilots prefer? Do pilots get a choice entering in?)
*Follows same manufacture sequence at Boeing
- 300- Earliest
- 330-big twin engine
- 340-smaller four engine
- 380- double Decker, huge two engine
Boeing Information, Manufactuering dates
- 7×7- Late 50s
- 737 -1963/1964, still making 737’s today, different version “series”
- 737- first series 200, then 300s (112 people) now up to 737 900- Looks te same, bigger, carries around 145 people
- 727 WAS bigger, but Boeing doesn’t make those anymore.
- 727 was bigger than 737 200 & 300 but 737 800 & 900 are bigger as far as passenger (do all the series inbetween these exist, I notice some numbers are skipped, like in airbus) But see 727 had bigger wingspan than 737.
- When informant flew for United first plane he was on was 737 300.
- 747 100 & 200 series with Flying Tigers.