I’ve had these pictures on my computer for quite sometime and figured that it would be a great opportunity to give you guys a feeling of what it’s like for an aircraft to undergo a 12Y inspection. I apologize for the lower quality photos, as bringing my main DSLR was a bit more obtrusive. Most of these photos were taken in the maintenance hangars there at Dallas Love Field (KDAL). Some areas that I was not able to get photos of were inside the flight dispatch, and crew scheduling areas within the Network Operations Control Center (NOC). I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. There’s more to an airplane than just starting the engines, talking on the radios, and landing with your passengers at the destination safely.
Full Motion Sims
Smoke Sim (for practicing smoke in the cockpit and other procedures prior to moving to full motion sim)
Network Operations Control Center (NOC). The group that I was with can be seen here as well as the main operations on the other side of the glass.
Aircraft we toured
737 stripped down inside. All galley were removed as well.
Looking at the first few rows
Front Baggage area looking aft
Main cowling peeled away for inspections
Floor pulled back for inspections under first 2 rows
Front Baggage area looking forward at the avionics bay.
Tail inspection panels removed
Nose cone lifted to showing onboard weather radar