FACTBOX-Downed US Airways plane had 16,000 take-offs

Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:52pm GMT

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 NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The US Airways LCC.N plane
that ditched into New York's Hudson River on Thursday was nine
years old and had logged more than 16,000 take-off and landing
cycles, according to the data released by the airline.
 The following are more details on the aircraft:
-- Airbus A320-214
(Airbus is a unit of Europe's EADS EAD.PA)
-- Built June 15, 1999
-- In service with US Airways for 9 years
(started service Aug. 2, 1999)
-- Plane leased by a unit of Wells Fargo Bank (WFC.N)
-- Plane had logged 16,299 cycles
(a cycle equals one take-off and one landing)
-- 25,241.08 flight hours
-- Last A-Check (maintenance inspection performed every 550
flight hours) was Dec. 6, 2008
-- Last C-Check (annual, comprehensive aircraft inspection) was
April 19, 2008
-- Engines were CFM56-5B4/P
(CFM is a joint venture between General Electric Co (GE.N)
and Snecma, a unit of France's Safran SA (SAF.PA))
-- Engine 1 (left) installed Jan. 15, 2008, had 19,182.10
total flight hours
-- Engine 2 (right) installed May 28, 2006, had 26,466.08
flight hours
(Source: US Airways)
 (Compiled by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gary Hill)


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