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AC 777 IFE Smoke YVR-YYZ  
User currently offlineBE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

Hi
Today's YVR-YYZ 772 Flight ACA34 (I believe) had an interesting last 30 minutes or so. Co-worker was on the flight, and one of the seats (near the back, starboard side) started to smoke. Apparently the IFE was turned off for that side (not all of the IFE apparently though!!). Since it was close to YYZ anyway, they continued there - met by equipement on the runway, and after a check on the runway, taxied to the gate.
Didn't turn out too bad after all - but apparently a fair bit of concern by those on board...there was enough smoke to be noticeable (visible and smelly!).

I haven't been on the AC 772 yet - is the IFE more or less the same as the rest of the fleet (like the 32x I was on today). Or is it something new.
And, is there a history of IFE excitement on the 772?


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User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

I had this on a 777 once before a number of years ago. The screen just seemed to implode...or at least melt in on itself letting out a lot of smoke. But we switched the (entire) system off and in the end we did not need to discharge a BCF. Oddly enough we too were about 30 mins or so from landing!


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User currently offlineDC10sRULE From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

I remember flying BA from YYZ-LHR in 2000 and the AVOD screen on my B777 was hot to touch. I also recall the screen turning off for minutes at a time (perhaps to cool down?) or was it just defective?
Since then, this is the first I've heard of smoke coming from AVOD screens.

Comparatively, I don't think the NWA A330 or ACA A319 screens were as hot as the ones on BA.

Hopefully this will not become a trend.

JA



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9103 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
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Quoting BE77 (Thread starter):
Didn't turn out too bad after all - but apparently a fair bit of concern by those on board...there was enough smoke to be noticeable (visible and smelly!).

That's something I do NOT need on an airplane: smoke or fire!!! This is the only thing that really scares me about flying if anybody says: do you smell fire or smoke? Then you'd better pick an airport right away and bring that b**** on the ground! It always reminds me of SR111  Sad

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User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3314 times:



Quoting DC10sRULE (Reply 2):
I remember flying BA from YYZ-LHR in 2000 and the AVOD screen on my B777 was hot to touch.

Im sure you mean your IFE screen as BA do not as yet have AVOD on its 777s!!! LOL!



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User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Happens more than you think!!!

It is especially true for the seat electronic boxes. You won't believe the amount of burning smell/smoke events there are....because of liquid spillage from the pax!

When the designs will allow for the boxes to be located under floor, things will get better I hope.

BTW, ACA has got Thales i5000 system on the 777, i4500 on their EMB and A320Fam, don't think the long range Airbii have started the retrofit.



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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3058 times:



Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 5):

BTW, ACA has got Thales i5000 system on the 777, i4500 on their EMB and A320Fam, don't think the long range Airbii have started the retrofit.

What's the difference between those two systems?


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3022 times:
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Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 5):
i4500 on their EMB and A320Fam,

I think the Jazz CRJ705 also have the i4500. I didn't notice any IFE box underneath the seats on the CRJ705, are they hidden under the floor?



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User currently offlinePictues From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2964 times:



Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 7):
I think the Jazz CRJ705 also have the i4500. I didn't notice any IFE box underneath the seats on the CRJ705, are they hidden under the floor?

Yes Air Canada has their system in the floor boards and not the seats


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2613 times:



Quoting Pictues (Reply 8):

Yes Air Canada has their system in the floor boards and not the seats

This is really smart reduces the confort for passengers in Y cabin. Does this only work with this specific IFE system?


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2184 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2513 times:



Quoting BE77 (Thread starter):
I haven't been on the AC 772 yet - is the IFE more or less the same as the rest of the fleet (like the 32x I was on today). Or is it something new.

I think it is constant throughout the entire AC fleet, as all are brand new and being installed (exception was the 345 with an older system, but these are now gone from the fleet). 320 and 77W have the exact same IFE, screens and programs anyway. Are games finally installed by the way? None was in December...



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User currently offlineBE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Thanks for the info - sounds like it has happened, and will continue to happen...not necessarily a reassuring thought at some level - especially since I was watching a movie on an Airbii flight YYC - YYZ at the same time.

Also - I don't think there are games (I gave up looking some time ago) - what annoys me is that the map doesn't work (in all the years, I had it working once, for one flight). Not a real problem over Canada if it is clear - I can usually figure out where I am from too many trips at both 37,000 feet and 7000 feet. Would be nice though on cloudy days.



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User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2256 times:



Quoting BE77 (Reply 11):
what annoys me is that the map doesn't work (in all the years, I had it working once, for one flight)

The map is currently only usable on the CRJ705s, as a test run I think. I had one flight with the map, but the flight wasn't programmed  hissyfit . I have no idea why they don't make it available on the rest of the fleet.

Jon



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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Well you saw a photo and video clip from youtube that the pilots or crews were smoking in the flight deck. lol


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User currently offlineChinook747 From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2082 times:



Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 10):
Are games finally installed by the way? None was in December...

The games were not loaded when I flew 1 month ago YYC-VRA and I was on a refitted A320


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