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by greg85
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 10655

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

iseeyyc wrote:
Could he just "jump in" and take over? Or would he have to go back into the terminal and review the weather and flight planning first?


He did just “jump in”. The weather isn’t different if you read it in the cockpit.

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by greg85
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 3914

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

Are you aware of what T&Cs are like at Ryanair? What's wrong in your view with the T&C's at Ryanair? The pay is quite good, especially when compared to some other airlines. The roster is a very stable 5/4 roster, no night stops, no night flights, pilot recurrent and command trainings are of...

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by greg85
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23690

Re: United GLA cancelled due to drunk pilot?

Again? It’s always Glasgow!!

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by greg85
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 16447

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Is this due to the 737 MAX fiasco and Brexit? You could get a job at the Ryanair press office. I’m sure they will use these 2 reasons to justify any cuts. There are some other factors that are causing Ryanair to cut back in it’s weaker positions. Over capacity, increasing crew costs (at last), and ...

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by greg85
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Established callout
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

Re: Established callout

So i understood; this is when an acft captures the localizer signal and has been locked on it, right ? Not necessarily. You can call established as you are intercepting the course. It's not a systems call-out dependent on localiser. It's a radio call frequently requested by approach so that they ca...

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by greg85
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 6996

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

At a time when many of us, if we're lucky, are getting rises of 2% or so, a rise of 11.5% over three years sounds very generous to me. Do BA's pilots have a case? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49075767 Yes they do. They’re terms and conditions have fallen while the company has made record bre...

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by greg85
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 11
Views: 3758

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

This happens often in that part of the world. It’s even in the NOTAMs for several places around that region. Even the PFO and LCA NOTAMs across the water in Cyprus have had warnings of “GPS jamming”. It does affect aircraft on a regular basis, but of course airliners are not reliant on GPS.

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by greg85
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 3790

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

I have heard A rumour easy are looking to go to Cape Verde (assume from Gatwick ) are their current a321neo able to get there with a full load ? GC is 2500 miles I imagine add a few looking at 2700 ish It says 2363 nmi great circle to BVC. I think the A320 NEO could. Possibly too far for the A321 N...

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by greg85
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 3790

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

The whole article is a complete fantasy. Easyjet have shown no interest in anything like this at all. The current CEO is certainly not the man to lead the company through a major revolution. This is not going to happen and is barely worth talking about. The easyjet A321s have no additional centre ta...

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by greg85
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

Re: British Airways 744 cancelled domestics flights

That’s disappointing. Maybe they figured it’s not worth it for their 45th anniversary. They’ll probably go ahead with this in 55 years time for the real 100th. Haha!

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by greg85
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 12466

Re: European LCC

Of course Ryanair is here for the long run. But their massive fleet could make them seem over extended in some kind of financial crash. I also feel That Ryanair is running out of good routes to operate. They have an increasing amount of routes that are from a small airport you’ve never heard of, to ...

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by greg85
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 297
Views: 55286

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Many people on here are fantasising that BA will operate the same type as citiflyer. They probably won’t. It makes it easier to justify paying the citiflyer pilots much less, and keeping them on separate lower terms and conditions.

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by greg85
Thu May 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

Besides Allegiant and Volotea, who are the active used A319 buyers?

Lightsaber[/quote]


Delta

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by greg85
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Re: What happened to the A320 Electric Taxi System

I suppose they quietly parked the project.

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by greg85
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Russia planning to build IL96-500T to transport oversized cargo

I love these plans to resurrect old Russian designs. Airbus are building up to produce 60 A320s a month!! While here they are hoping to make 16 airframes over 8 years. Brilliant! I hope it comes true.

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by greg85
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 32
Views: 4875

Re: Staying on the centre line

But if you ever do feel a judder, it definitely means the pilot sneezed.

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by greg85
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?
Replies: 17
Views: 2482

Re: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?

The runway length makes it an expensive route to operate. Most airlines flying from Skiathos to the U.K. will make the short hop to Thessaloniki to refuel. This is both time and money, and I bet it’s one of the reasons that neither airline is operating the routes.

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by greg85
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin America pilots - no neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 3368

Re: Virgin America pilots - no neckties

Max Q wrote:
Always thought it funny that
‘neck’ has to be added to ‘tie’ on this side of the Atlantic


Clarity must be provided !



Haha! Same as “eyeglasses”. Just in case you weren’t sure where to put your glasses.

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by greg85
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5293

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

It’s an April fools thing. He mentions Its April 1st several times in the video.

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by greg85
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 14358

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

I found this image in one of the Civ Av threads It may be that this photo displays some wide-angle distortion, but the degree to which the MAX engines are more forward and higher than before is abundantly clear. And assuming this is landing phase, we are witnessing a some AoA (i.e. not high, but no...

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by greg85
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

Re: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences

AECM wrote:
The DUAL COOL feature that seems to not be working most of the time is in both engines type (Leap and GTF)?


My airline certainly does not have this on the LEAP 1-A powered A320 or A321.

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by greg85
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 9325

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

Airbus has had more than one instances where their FBW system has overtrimmed due yo false AoA readings. In a recent incident (this decade) the pilots had no knowledge of how to turn it off but hecause they were able go keep things level (after initial dive of 4000 feet) they had lots of time for g...

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by greg85
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Flight path
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Weird Flight path

Chemtrails. Shh! This is a public forum!! :lol: It's a survey flight. Very very normal. :checkmark: These flights happen every day all over the country. It could be surveying, aerial photography, air sampling, or any number of other things. I've seen these flights operated for everyone from the USD...

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by greg85
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 series last row- add in a window?
Replies: 22
Views: 3727

Re: A320 series last row- add in a window?

I imagine it would cost airbus a few €. It would involve a design and certification process to add windows. My bet is they’ll just leave it. The 156 seat configuration A319 has had no windows in the back row for the past 16 years.

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by greg85
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MCAS - technical details / Airbus comparison
Replies: 19
Views: 4207

Re: MCAS - technical details / Airbus comparison

I am also a mere Airbus pilot. But I’m led to believe that a key difference is that Boeing’s MCAS system is linked only to the capt AOA. So, a single faulty/frozen AOA vane could cause a nose down input from MCAS. Whereas, on an Airbus the same would have to be a double fault. As many will be aware ...

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by greg85
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 3176

Re: B787 Go around

Afaik there is no plane in production that does fly the go around itself, so going around, pressing the TOGA switch means automatic A/P disconnect and hand flying. After gear up you would select new A/P modes and reengage the A/P. This is incorrect for all the buses. That’s the A320/30/40/50/80. In...

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by greg85
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10188

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

A few things - In a 737 (unlike many aircraft), there is no increase in drag when you retract the gear. There are no additional gear doors that deploy. While the W/S escape maneuver does specify not to change the a/c configuration - in this case they appear to be responding to a Predicted Wind Shea...

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by greg85
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10187

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Ryanair earlier in 2018, threatened this to GLA in a row with the UK government over Air Passenger Duty. Whilst most of the routes have indeed gone over winter and no 'based' aircraft any more. Several of the supposedly gone routes will return in 2019. I think Ryanair's policy of threat and retreat...

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by greg85
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 3804

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

The longest easyJet is just 2105 nmi (great circle) LGW- HRG But the shortest is an impressive 66nmi (not so great circle) BFS-IOM Very short for an A320. Loganair of course has WRY - PPW. An incredible 2 nmi. May I suggest that nmi is used as the measurement in this thread. That would suit most pil...

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by greg85
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320ceo barking dog question
Replies: 65
Views: 7422

Re: A320ceo barking dog question

You’ll also find that the barking dog is much faster and louder after a single engine taxi in. This is because of the pressure difference between the green and yellow hydraulic systems. After a single engine taxi in the green system slowly loses pressure as the engine winds down, while the yellow g...

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by greg85
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 6579

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

Wow. Although, easyJet now have A321s arriving with 235 seats. So I suppose the potential is there for them to increase their own seat count over the next couple of years.

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by greg85
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320ceo barking dog question
Replies: 65
Views: 7422

Re: A320ceo barking dog question

You’ll also find that the barking dog is much faster and louder after a single engine taxi in. This is because of the pressure difference between the green and yellow hydraulic systems. After a single engine taxi in the green system slowly loses pressure as the engine winds down, while the yellow go...

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by greg85
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet firms up more options for 320neo
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: Easyjet firms up more options for 320neo

I don’t think it’s strange that there are no further conversions from A320 to A321. easyJet only have 3 A321s at the moment, so their impact on the business will not yet be measured. There is plenty of time between now and the 27 remaining firm A321 deliveries to make decisions about more large airc...

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by greg85
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29414

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Probably realised that GLA wasn't going to back down on them not paying the normal going rates. I can’t agree, Ryanair being Ryanair they would have just walked away. To me it sounds like GLA came crawling back to Ryanair I think there’s some misunderstanding of the situation here. Ryanair has clos...

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by greg85
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why GE’s Affinity Is a Supersonic Enabler
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: Why GE’s Affinity Is a Supersonic Enabler

Their video mentions it's got the world's most popular hot squeezy bang section. Might that be from the CFM56 core? Or is it a military design being repurposed? Seems to me to be a low bypass design anyway but with that twin fan that is interesting. The CFM56 core is a repurposed military design. R...

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by greg85
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.
Replies: 26
Views: 4150

Re: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.

At my airline (probably everywhere else too), the DDRMI is now gone (the old fashioned backup VOR needles). But their is still a cut out in the plastic fascia for it. There is literally an empty hole in the panel.

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by greg85
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Doors
Replies: 9
Views: 2716

Re: A320 Series Doors

Are you sitting near the front when you hear it?

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by greg85
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6296

Re: European aviation crisis

I think “crisis” is a bit sensationalist. I disagree that competition is smaller than ever. All of the airlines you mentioned have to deal with easyJet and Ryanair being bigger than ever. Disruption (eu261 payments) has been greater than ever before in Europe. Now the fuel price is creeping up. Thes...

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by greg85
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8948

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

We've had notification that the new DXB - EDI flights is already going down to 5 a week and no, not due to DXB's runway closure next spring. Forward bookings not up to plan ? From what date? The Emirates website currently allows bookings for EDI directly to DXB 7 days a week, between October and Au...

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by greg85
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5749

Re: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?

The new TV advert has the A320 NEO in it. You can even see the letters NEO on the side of the plane within the first 5 seconds of the advert. You said “I know most customers don’t know the difference”. Seems that you’ll have to include yourself in that.

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by greg85
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6996

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

I do think APD is a bad thing. But they knew that before they opened the base. I think Norwegian made some poor choices with EDI. When they opened the base, they announced routes that already have lots of competitors. With the exception of Hartford, which was just an odd destination to choose in the...

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by greg85
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6996

Norwegian closing EDI base

https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/exclusive-norwegian-to-scrap-us-budget-flights-from-edinburgh-1-4803827 It seems that the 3 Norwegian long haul routes from EDI weren’t viable. The Hartford route had already stopped some months ago, but now they will close the base. It’s a long way from the ...

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by greg85
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 3425

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

SELMER40 wrote:
Is this 5Kh spacing?


8.33kHz

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by greg85
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 48
Views: 9258

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

I imagine easyjet will lose the top spot at some point in the winter 18/19 schedule. Although the A319 will still be around in big numbers at easyjet for a long time. The last A319 deliveries were in 2011. With current expansion plans, and ongoing NEO issues I’m sure they’ll be around for a while.

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by greg85
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying with Type 1 Diabetes
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Flying with Type 1 Diabetes

The U.K. has stopped allowing diabetics to gain an initial class 1 medical. Apparently EASA is not so open minded about it. For the small number who did get a class 1 medical in the U.K. They have to do a finger prick test before each flight, and every hour of flight. The data from all these tests i...

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by greg85
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61119

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Noshow wrote:
So neither Airbus nor RR engine order from the UK's biggest airline? They build the buswings too.


BA are not the UK’s largest airline, and they certainly don’t make wings.

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by greg85
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4913

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

The A321 is the first ezy with “e-leather”. This will become the new standard for all deliveries. A new design of overhead bin is also coming in the near future.

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by greg85
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effect of wind on the ground?
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Effect of wind on the ground?

You can’t use the sidestick to taxy. It’s not connected to the nose wheel steering. They don’t taxy perfectly straight anyway, and often you’re holding a bit of left or right with the tiller to go in a straight line. I suppose wind is one of the things that affects this, but 5 kts isn’t really going...

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by greg85
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A319 drain mast
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: Airbus A319 drain mast

Thanks Greg85 and Lpbri. I mean specifically on the Airbus A319 how often does a fuel leak occur which is discharged through the drain mast. This means a leakage from the center fuel tank or APU plumbing. I guess ground service crew should know how often this occurs by checking the Leak Monitor Val...

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