rolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8888 times:
Here is my comment on that article, I hope they wont delete it:
I think it is an emergency procedure in some airlines to totally switch off all cabin lights early BEFORE landing, so that the eyes of the passengers will be accustomed to the darkness in the case of an emergency evacuation.
Of course, it also suits cheap journalists, who can use terms such as "plunged into darkness"
BigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 322 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8405 times:
I know airlines dim the cabin before landing but if you read a comment from "someone" on the flight (who is aware that cabins are dimmed before landing), he believes it was not normal since the cabin lights were turned off 15 to 20 minutes before landing and the reading lights were also turned off. Maybe it was an emergency procedure? All I know is everyone who posted in this thread, including me, doesn't know what happened since we weren't on that flight. But then again, how trustworthy is that "someone" who was on that flight...
steve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5475 times:
Quoting Richard28 (Reply 7): IIRC the 757 fleet is used for all the Spannish flights from T3?
Mainly yes but they serve HEL too.
Quoting Scrappy27 (Reply 17):
not all Spanish flights are operated on the 757 out of T3..occasionally A320's are used too
As an aside, how many 757s are left in revenue service? I was driven home up the A30 last week, and saw four 757s parked up outside the hangars at the very eastern end of the airfield. At least two of them had been whited out.....and I can only assume all four of them were on their way.
eu nasci ha dez mil anos atras, e nao tem nada nesse mundo que eu nao saiba demais
BA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
I didn't say that! Not sure what happened there to make it look like I did..........confused.....[/quote]
The same has been happening to me strange lol.
I stand corrected with the 757s no longer serving HEL. I knew that they had been last year. I wonder why they are keeping the 757s hanging around LHR/LGW now that they are wfu would somewere like CWL or PIK not be easier since their not going back to BA.
It's a shame these fairly young 757s are leaving BA. I can't beleive they only now have 6. I am quite young and even I remember when BA had 50odd 757s right up untill the early 00s.
airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4352 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4663 times:
So, about that 'strange smell' in the cockpit... It make me think after a Dutch TV broadcast found out about similar issues on KLM lately. It seems to happen on B757 and BAe146 also...
Crew get toxicated by a bad fume, thought to come with the bleed air which is mixed by fumes of oil leakage in the engines. The toxic is a so called 'tricresylphosphate' or TCP. A remarkable amount of crew in the world seems to have a so called "Aero Toxic Syndrom" with reduced/loss of memory and brain activity, tingling of arms, legs, shoulders, body vibrations, being very tired and severe headaches.
The Dutch broadcast was mainly regarding the KLM incidents which happened lately, on the Fokker 70/100 fleet. One flight returned to LBA on 02Dec09 when crew got toxicated and dizzy, declaring emergency apparently (F100).
Three weeks later, also a F100 could not take passengers on a return flight from VCE, due to severe smells on board. 2 crew flew this bird back home by use of their oxygen masks.
On a sidenote of this television programm, it was mentioned that these issues are also known to happen on B757 and BAe146 aircraft, but airlines keep these problems quiet, and staff/crew/engineers are not allowed to speak openly about these issues.
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
BALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4517 times:
Quoting BA174 (Reply 22): I wonder why they are keeping the 757s hanging around LHR/LGW now that they are wfu would somewere like CWL or PIK not be easier since their not going back to BA.
Firstly they won't park the aircraft at PIK as BA would be charged alot more of money to park the aircraft there. BA do have a maintance facility at GLA which is used for the servicing of BA's Airbus and Boeing 737 aircraft. There are no longer any 757 rated engineers at GLA.
They have not used CWL as CWL is BA's aircraft maintance facility for the 777 and 747 . Parking at the CWL facility is limited. As well as being used for major maintance on the 747/777 aircraft i.e aircraft c checks, CWL is also where the new First cabin will be fitted to all BA's 747 and 777 aircraft. CWL will also be used later this year to fit the new Thales IFE system to the new 773ER's and the 777's currently fitted with the g-mis IFE system.
At LGW BA own some hanger space that is currently not being used. Also BA have 757 and 767 rated engineers at LGW. BA used the hanger at LGW to fit the new IFE and seats to the 767 when they where embodied with the flat beds.
The remaining 757's are parked in BA's maintance facility at LHR. The facility covers a large area and has a number of stands that BA own. This is where the 757's will be parked up prior to going to FEDEX. BA dont need to pay the airport authority to park aircraft up in this area as it belongs to them. Then when the time comes for the a/c to go to fedex then 757 engineers at LHR can carry out the required checks before handing the aircraft over.