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Lufthansa A340 At YYZ: Engine Smoke  
User currently onlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3501 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13327 times:

On the news this evening they mentioned the Lufthansa A340-300 bound for Frankfurt from YYZ had reported smoke from an engine, presumably while taxiing. The pilots chose to use the fire suppression system. I cannot find any stories online about the incident however the details I provided sound plausible.

GTAA shows:

LUFTHANSA LH471 FRANKFURT Feb 16, 18:30 Feb 17, 00:30 Delayed
LUFTHANSA LH2471 FRANKFURT Feb 16, 22:00 Feb 16, 22:00 Cancelled

The regular flight number would have been DLH471. There is only one LH flight to YYZ daily so I'm not sure why it shows two departures? The A340 is most likely not leaving tonight. What is the requirement for mx after a fire bottle is used in an engine? Obviously the bottle (which is actually more like a sphere) needs to be replaced but what about inspection/cleaning of the engine core?


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User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13325 times:
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What Is Going On At YYZ? (by SpaceshipDC10 Feb 16 2013 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlinebakersdozen From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13160 times:

Really not being discussed in your other thread, it's about the weather diversions mainly with little mention of LH and an obscure subject... I think this may warrant a new topic if details emerge?

[Edited 2013-02-16 21:40:59]

User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12364 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
The regular flight number would have been DLH471. There is only one LH flight to YYZ daily so I'm not sure why it shows two departures?
Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
LUFTHANSA LH471 FRANKFURT Feb 16, 18:30 Feb 17, 00:30 Delayed
LUFTHANSA LH2471 FRANKFURT Feb 16, 22:00 Feb 16, 22:00 Cancelled

Sometimes AC change its flights numbers when they are too late due to technical problems. The thing here is that LH2471 is the flight number for LHR-MUC route. LH471 finally left at 03:32, a good nine hours late, and per Flightaware, it's heading to DUB. Not sure if it's accurate or not.



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User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2389 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12063 times:

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 3):
The thing here is that LH2471 is the flight number for LHR-MUC route

It's the flight number, but not sure if it's the callsign. It is customary in Europe for operators to change the callsign of the flight into a combination of letters and numbers, due to the congested airspaces everywhere and similary sounding callsigns without the use of letters.

ex. LH2471 LHR-MUC, might use a callsign like LH 2XP (Lufthansa 2 xray papa).

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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12034 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 4):
It is customary in Europe for operators to change the callsign of the flight into a combination of letters and numbers

I've indeed noticed that.

LH471 is over Ireland and descending towards DUB.



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User currently onlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11935 times:

DLH471 is approaching DUB from YYZ. I'm not sure if it is a diversion or a scheduled stop. Is it possible that they blew a fire bottle into the engine but still managed to get out of YYZ yesterday night?


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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11862 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 6):
I'm not sure if it is a diversion or a scheduled stop

Lufthansa.com shows it as a diversion. The flight should depart from DUB at 6PM. The stop was perhaps a matter of hours in duty for the crew.

[Edited 2013-02-17 07:28:25]


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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11770 times:

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 5):
LH471 is over Ireland and descending towards DUB.

Yep. Saw it arriving around 30 mins ago. Nice to see. At first I was like wtf but then I remembered this thread.



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User currently offlineearlynff From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11760 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 4):
It's the flight number, but not sure if it's the callsign. It is customary in Europe for operators to change the callsign of the flight into a combination of letters and numbers, due to the congested airspaces everywhere and similary sounding callsigns without the use of letters.

ex. LH2471 LHR-MUC, might use a callsign like LH 2XP (Lufthansa 2 xray papa).

as far as I know they use these (alphanumerical?) type flight numbers only in europe.

They use the original flight numbers on intercontinental flights, however the number is NOT changed once entering european airspace!


User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 10980 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
LUFTHANSA LH471 FRANKFURT Feb 16, 18:30 Feb 17, 00:30 Delayed
LUFTHANSA LH2471 FRANKFURT Feb 16, 22:00 Feb 16, 22:00 Cancelled

One of the LH A340s from Friday evening did not depart, (why, I don't know?). It was parked on hardstand E17 Saturday morning. The smoking LH from Saturday night's incident is still here. It was towed to E12 after the incident at CDF and was still parked at E12 this morning (Sunday). Now I don't see it but assume it is in AC's hanger somewhere.

LH's 340 did not really cause a major backlog at YYZ other than blocking one of the pads with emergency services for a while. The big problem was, CDF had a lack of manpower and were barely capable of handling more than a few aircraft per hour, compounded by the fact that all aircraft required a longer than normal spraying due to the heavy snow fall in a short period, with temps falling below -10'C. Cathy, Eva, and an AC heavy waited two hours after pushing of their gates to get entry at CDF. KLM, Jet, Etihad plus several others were on the pads for over an hour to get sprayed.

CDF was caught off guard. On the VHF their excuse was, manpower was called in early and they had timed out so only a few staff were left to clear the backlog. Lame excuses! ATC was working superbly, and Joe who was on ground was having a tough time finding space to maneuver all the aircraft waiting to get to CDF.


User currently offlinecyxuk From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10205 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
There is only one LH flight to YYZ daily so I'm not sure why it shows two departures?

The airplane that flew to DUB was LH471 from Friday night which was delayed over 24 hours waiting for parts.

The flew to DUB to meet a crew that was awaiting the airplane to take it to FRA because the original crew was going to be over their duty time limits.

The aircraft supposed to fly LH471 from Saturday was grounded and is still in YYZ due to the fire suppression system being exhausted (there are only 2 CO2 packs, and both were used).


User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8367 times:

Seems LH did not have a smooth few days in YYZ then, I am sure though that they have done whatever they can to keep the passengers going. its just that, in my little mind, LH is still the most reliable airlines around..

Quoting cyxuk (Reply 11):
The airplane that flew to DUB was LH471 from Friday night which was delayed over 24 hours waiting for parts.

Yes, this one went via DUB

Quoting cyxuk (Reply 11):
The aircraft supposed to fly LH471 from Saturday was grounded and is still in YYZ due to the fire suppression system being exhausted (there are only 2 CO2 packs, and both were used).

Is it taking them so long to fix a few CO2 bottles at such a major airport called YYZ?



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User currently offlineloggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8169 times:

Quoting musapapaya (Reply 12):
Is it taking them so long to fix a few CO2 bottles at such a major airport called YYZ?

Well, if they blew the bottles in to the engine, then I imagine the engine would have to be replaced. Maybe the hold up is having the right engine available for replacement. As I understand it, the CFM-56 that is on an A340 is not the same as one used on a 737 or A320. Although AC does fly the A343, maybe they don't keep spare engines in YYZ. Either way, it might possibly be more cost effective for LH to cargo a new engine and fly their own Engineers to do the replacement.



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User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7955 times:

Quoting loggat (Reply 13):
Although AC does fly the A343, maybe they don't keep spare engines in YYZ. Either way, it might possibly be more cost effective for LH to cargo a new engine and fly their own Engineers to do the replacement.

they don't fly those anymore...


User currently offlineKaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 2950 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7908 times:

Quoting loggat (Reply 13):
Although AC does fly the A343

No.



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User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7496 times:

Fire bottles do not discharge into the engine. They discharge between the core and nacelle/cowlings.

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
What is the requirement for mx after a fire bottle is used in an engine? Obviously the bottle (which is actually more like a sphere) needs to be replaced but what about inspection/cleaning of the engine core?

On the 737's I work on there is no maintenance/cleaning requirements after fire bottle discharge. Of course, what led the crew to discharge the bottle(s) needs to be identified and resolved.


User currently offlinezbbylw From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1983 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

Quoting loggat (Reply 13):
As I understand it, the CFM-56 that is on an A340 is not the same as one used on a 737 or A320.

I believe the 321 and 340 share the same CFM-56... Could be mistaken though.



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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6660 times:

Quoting loggat (Reply 13):
Although AC does fly the A343

It's been something like four years since AC dropped the A343 from its fleet.



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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5873 times:

I can't see a flight that is in MX as it was on time both today and yesterday.


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User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5522 times:

Quoting zbbylw (Reply 17):

They don't.

I will grant that the V2500 IAE engine looks similar to the CFM on the 342/3.



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User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2389 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Quoting earlynff (Reply 9):
as far as I know they use these (alphanumerical?) type flight numbers only in europe.

well for at least 2 years (from around 2009-10 til around early 2012 i believe) BA sent in BA95 with the callsign BA8YG or BA8YM into YUL. The return flight back to Europe had the same callsign as the flight number, BA94.

Quoting earlynff (Reply 9):
however the number is NOT changed once entering european airspace!

Never meant to imply that they did.

Thenoflyzone

[Edited 2013-02-17 17:21:54]


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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1236 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
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This is LH 470 arriving from Frankfurt yesterday evening Feb 16th as seen from EY 141.



User currently offlineearlynff From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 21):
Quoting earlynff (Reply 9):as far as I know they use these (alphanumerical?) type flight numbers only in europe.
well for at least 2 years (from around 2009-10 til around early 2012 i believe) BA sent in BA95 with the callsign BA8YG or BA8YM into YUL. The return flight back to Europe had the same callsign as the flight number, BA94.

sorry for misunderstanding, I was referring to LH only!


User currently onlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Any news with the LH A340 at YYZ? Is it still in the AC hangar? I did not notice it parked outside today.


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