AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2380 posts, RR: 26 Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
Aircraft can be dispatched with no APU (as long as it's not ETOPS). This often entails using ground air and power to start the first engine, pushback if necessary, then a crossbleed start from the running engine to the other engine. The aircraft must be met at it's destination with ground power before the engines are shut down. To keep the a/c running ground air must also be applied.
747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
UTA_flyinghigh: Let's take a close look at the photo, shall we? At the right of the nose, we can see Howard, Colin, and Trevor having a discussion about whether Trevor should have to pay Colin the 10 quid he owes for betting on North Rottingham in yesterday's cricket match (North Rottingham lost to Karachi 628 to 12 in 4 overs). The dispute centers around the question of whether Pakistan should have bowled to the North Rottingham batter, in as much as the batter had died while standing up to bat the day before during the first over. Is this a foul? And on the back of the turd hearse, we see William filling the first class lavatory with blue juice. Or more to the point, William is being distracted while stowing the slimey yellow hose, and is actually overfilling the toilet, causing blue water to cascade merrily over the top of the bowl, out into the aisle, and into the first class galley (serves 'em right, the rich blighters). And over on the No. 1 engine, we see James trying to locate his torch, which may have fallen out of his belt ring last night while he and the baggage lass were up inside the inlet having a bit of snoggin'. So is anything here amiss? Nope, looks like 6:00am on about every ramp I've worked on in the last 30 years. Cheers,
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29509 posts, RR: 59 Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1755 times:
Yeah, that truck is hooked up to a cabin service port. At least that is where I remember it when I worked with Alaska's 737's. Actually I think that may be the potable water hookup not the lav but don't quote me on that. It has been 10 years since I worked for AS and even then lav and cabin services where not part of the job according to the union.
Also the pressuried air hose for starting would be hooked up to a panel just forward of the main landing gear legs on the right side bottom of the belly. There is no hose there, if you where going to start the aircraft you would need the pressurized air. When they had an inop APU at Alaska, the start cart would be parked about even with the forward belly and the hose would be run aft to the connect point.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.