From a previous post [cant trace it] learnt that the panel opened at the RH wing root area is a Refuelling control panel.
The question is why is this panel left open.Is refuelling in progress
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31796 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
Very often the crew will open the panel so the refueller knows an uplift is required.
That seems like an odd way of calling the Refuelling crew.Rather than leaving panels open,Shut them till needed & Call the Refuelling cre via Telephone/Wireless RT.
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4526 times:
That´s the way it´s done at Valencia also: the panel is left open if the plane has to be fueled the next morning before the first flight. The fuel truck drives around over the apron and contacts OPS to get figures. Usually works fine.
Yokohama1970 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 199 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4357 times:
Anyone notice the odd placement of the nosegear & maingear chocks? What good are two chocks in front of the wheels, if there aren't any behind the wheels?! There are chocks on the main gear, but one is in front on aircraft right & one behind on aircraft left. Very odd placement for the chocks.
AWA PHX, the fuel control panel is opened & closed by the fuelers (Swissport). There are a few panels in that area, but it appears to be the fuel control panel. However, we don't have any A321's. Just A319 & A320's.