Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Aircraft Ops - Sand Storms.  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Considering conditions in the Middle East & the occassional Sand storm occuring.
How practically quick is it to carry out Sand storm Inspection on the Aircraft Engines if the aircraft caught in one.
Also Do sandstorms come with a gradual increase or is it rapid?

Presuming Line parked Aircraft have no time to be shifted & covers are not in place in time.

Any Middle East experienced folks out here.


regds
MEL


Think of the brighter side!
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Sandstorms can come on fast like Hollywood usually shows, but it is rare in my experience. More often you can see the steady barometer drop, with slowly increasing winds. 30 knots was the point where the sand started to pickup, and visibility dropped rapidly after that. We had enough hangars for the aircraft, so it wasn't a concern. All operators I saw in the desert had plugs and covers and were very careful about using them.
The bigger concern was the constant amount of dust in the atmosphere, below 10,000 feet, and it certainly eroded the compressor fast than normal.

[Edited 2008-01-10 14:54:56]

[Edited 2008-01-10 14:55:21]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Considering Sand in the Atmosphere.The Aircraft operating in these conditions would require more frequent Scheduled Maintenance.Anyone aware of the Frequency of Scheduled checks downgrade timewise.

I remember watching a couple of B737s that were leased from a middle eastern airline & the wheel well was sand blasted Dry.It was amazing.

regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Look in the AMM under Inspections, ATAs 5 and 12, and it will give time intervals based on environmental issues, including operating in a desert.

[Edited 2008-01-11 17:24:28]

Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Aircraft Ops - Sand Storms.
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
T-storms And Light Aircraft posted Sun May 25 2003 20:02:55 by Dg_pilot
HUD In Commercial Aircraft (pic)?!? posted Tue Jan 8 2008 13:06:53 by Flyvabb
Retrofitting Car With Aircraft Throttles posted Mon Dec 31 2007 12:39:44 by FlyASAGuy2005
What Is Wrong With This Aircraft's APU? posted Sat Dec 29 2007 00:18:50 by DIJKKIJK
Su-30 Airbrake On A Civilian Aircraft? posted Thu Dec 27 2007 18:18:31 by Alessandro
Why Is First Class Always In Front Of Aircraft? posted Wed Dec 26 2007 18:24:21 by UAL747
Question On Aircraft Wing posted Tue Dec 25 2007 20:05:30 by Abrelosojos
LED Lighting In Aircraft posted Mon Dec 3 2007 14:05:39 by BR715-A1-30
Nasa's Interactive Aircraft Guides posted Sun Dec 2 2007 17:36:32 by JoeCanuck
Lahso Ops At DFW? posted Sun Nov 25 2007 14:15:11 by FLY2HMO

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format