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by 7673mech
Sun May 16, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iran Air 747 Combi ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3767

Re: Iran Air 747 Combi ?

As stated it is a convertible. Convertibles had the swing nose and an optional side door also.

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by 7673mech
Tue May 11, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and UA to swap gates at SEA; DL to build new SkyClub on A and vacate South Satellite
Replies: 102
Views: 15188

Re: DL and UA to swap gates at SEA; DL to build new SkyClub on A and vacate South Satellite

DL just loves to sink more and more money into SEA all while not gaining much. Please point to the informed, reliable source that shows DL's trend of profitability at SEA. You should take a look at t100 load factor data for dl during the most recently available months. Sea is constantly among the w...

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by 7673mech
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 878
Views: 162210

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Sorry to go a little off, but when will 4022 be delivered? Last week of this month I think. Why if it already had at least 4 test flights? And also, is NEO 2102 Core or Mint? Thanks again! Aircraft deliveries are contractual. There is a contractual date and money needs to change hands. It is like c...

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by 7673mech
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.
Replies: 39
Views: 6883

Re: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.

Citrus1492 wrote:
Has the owner been located? They will be so happy to have their pet back.


I suspect it was a feral animal.
I’m always making sure equipment bays stay closed these days when aircraft aren’t in work.

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by 7673mech
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.
Replies: 39
Views: 6883

Re: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.

Byrdluvs747 wrote:
Am I the only one who's thinking about the cleaner who has to wash out that cat urine?


My thoughts exactly!!!
Seems to need some repairs now too.

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by 7673mech
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?
Replies: 56
Views: 7396

Re: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?

Parts are going to be the big issue. The DC10 has FedEx and the Air Force. The 707 has Omega Air and the Air Force. There simply aren’t enough flying for third party parts brokers to still have any parts left. Everything has been scrapped. It’ll probably be nearly impossible to get one airworthy si...

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by 7673mech
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14808

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

I have questions! I apologise if the linked news story answers my questions, the link does not work in the EU. 1) How did he get onto the wing? 2) What was he trying to achieve? He breached a perimeter fence and he got on the wing by climbing up the motor. (The pilots had shut it down when they saw...

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by 7673mech
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744329

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Forgive me for asking - this thread is 90 pages deep and the search I did is more confusing.

The 767’s with 5 across Polaris cabin, is that the new or old standard?

Thanks in advance.

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by 7673mech
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth Aero 346
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Maleth Aero 346

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The last thread that had this question from May 2020 said it was crew training. 6 months later I surmise it is the same.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446119

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by 7673mech
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29969

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

I find it strange to use the word mothball to describe the long term storage of airplanes. I agree, stored or parked. Mothballed means permanently decommissioned to me. The storage facility MRO works the planes, not Qantas mechanics from LAX. I think that depends on the task. Ive dealt with it befo...

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by 7673mech
Sat May 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is there residual oil in a preserved or new engine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Why is there residual oil in a preserved or new engine?

The oil is a preservative to prevent corrosion.

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by 7673mech
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 2587

Re: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?

Nurse qualified flight attendants- is that not returning to the past?

I agree that greater health awareness needs to come into focus, but I suspect in 18 months and beyond as things come back to life when a vaccine is readily available, it will be business as usual until the next pandemic.

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by 7673mech
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6986

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

I fly SEA-LIM 6 times a year.
Most often leaving from YVR is minimum 400-600 USD cheaper. The best part is many times connect in Houston to a United flight.

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by 7673mech
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 11051

Re: Airport construction projects question

SEA construction continues considered essential.
The rest of construction except hospitals in Seattle has come to a stop.

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by 7673mech
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12540

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

My understanding is ET is charging a premium for these charters. My sister helps in Peace Corp logistics and she said the flights were not cheap.

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by 7673mech
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91302

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

I don't think is such a big deal yet. the airline claims that the 2xA320 are undergoing D-checks before returning to the lessors, lately Interjet has been receiving brand new A320NEO and getting rid of old A320CEO The concerning part is that apparently lessors are getting nervous according to the a...

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Normal Overnight Cleaning Procedures
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

Re: Normal Overnight Cleaning Procedures

I asked around and was told essentially it is a normal clean with now a disinfectant wipe down afterwards of all fixtures, tables, etc.
Also more thorough cleaning of galleys.

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grounding impact on maintenance business.
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

Re: Grounding impact on maintenance business.

To what I said six days ago - even though visits are scheduled long in advance - most are being cancelled at outsourced MRO facilities. The market has dried up in a week. Most facilities are down sizing and hoping to survive on storage for now. Shame. Most of my work was to be new deliveries this ye...

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by 7673mech
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 86364

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

787-8 are going to MCI.

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grounding impact on maintenance business.
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

Re: Grounding impact on maintenance business.

What i am seeing at the two repair stations on opposite ends of the US I visited in the last days is this: They are preparing to be storage yards. The planes that are in for heavy check are being completed and then disinfected if they leave. The other scheduled maintenance is not showing up. This ma...

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by 7673mech
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 235323

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N409AZ is going to RFD for a gear change at AAR. Not going into service just yet. Thanks for that update! I do remember somebody mentioning that it was going to need a gear change soon; I was overzealous to think it was going back into service! Also interesting that it's getting the gear change at ...

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by 7673mech
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 extra seats for the taking on A220
Replies: 29
Views: 5041

Re: 3 extra seats for the taking on A220

Topics always go off course and end up in an A vs B discussion. Airlines are ultimately responsible for lavs and galleys. Both aircraft mfg demonstrators have normal pitch and lavatories. It’s the airlines who demand 4 across in 777 and 3x3x3 in A330 and tiny lavs and galleys. Wish these discussions...

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by 7673mech
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 20096

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

I read the article on CNN.com and I think the report is inaccurate when they stated that the flight time from JFK to LHR was about 2 hours shorter than normal. I dont think the flight takes more than 6 hours on that route. I actually flew IAD to LHR in about 6 hours in the past. It takes about 7 ho...

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by 7673mech
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE
Replies: 21
Views: 6449

Re: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE

If I read flight aware correctly, it’s next flight - return flight is in just under 7 hours. Provided there is a radomes available (either company owned or one to borrow) this should be ample time to change it out.

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by 7673mech
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Squib circuit on overhead emergency exit of B757-200/300
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Re: Squib circuit on overhead emergency exit of B757-200/300

Isn't it for the slide since it isn't physically connected to the door? First are we talking about the OverWING Emergency Exits? I don't recall a squib for those exits. You pop the latch and manhandle the exit. The slide is activated just like the door slides. A cable pulls the pin on the inflation...

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by 7673mech
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

Re: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20

by738 wrote:
and what product will be offered on these old 3rd party 767s. Think some may be disappointed.


Go to their website - they are refurbished.

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by 7673mech
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 9131

Re: TRANSAVIA BOEING LANDS WITH LOCKED WHEELS

I think you guy are missing the point.
It was probably the landing gear down lock pin the was left in - so the gear could not be retracted.
The would only be able to taxi straight with the steering by pass pin.

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by 7673mech
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 22281

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

This truly look like someone with an ax to grind, a disgruntled employee (same difference) or just something slinging $h!t out there and see what sticks... If he is a "disgruntled employee", what does it matter? Do you think a disgruntled employee can get the FAA to punish Boeing through ...

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by 7673mech
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 22281

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Ever think to ask a customer coordinator first? GECAS and Boeing have a contractual agreement, as does the airline with GECAS. This agreement will cover everything, including who is responsible for inspections. Just because this airplane is worked differently then what you are used doesn't mean that...

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by 7673mech
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 41
Views: 6069

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

South America is a surprisingly unserved market from YVR. The excellent range of destinations via most US hubs would be the primary competition I'd guess. Lima seems an odd first choice given there's no obvious Peruvian community in Vancouver nor any obvious mining or other industry synergy. Good l...

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by 7673mech
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 27695

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

He never said it's a bad aircraft. You guys are all flaming him. He simply said it's not worth it for his airline. A standard NEO will do just fine. Maybe he needs to step a side and let the ANet experts run his airline.

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by 7673mech
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3843

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

it flew 30 minutes longer then normal - and made a full stop landing.
seems everything worked out.

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by 7673mech
Fri May 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 22409

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Haha... Shows how unhealthy we are here in the states, debating sugary beverages.

Only few mentioned the loss of bottled water. I believe this to be the true travesty here. Will have to tanker my water.

Any thing out of the pitcher can potentially be out of the airplane.

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by 7673mech
Mon May 06, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 51783

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I would say that from second level of management and up, there are issues with safety compliance. The rank in file employees and 1st level managers want to produce a safe product. 2nd level and up only think of $$$ and schedule. Don't think for a NY minute that once the ban is lifted that there will...

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by 7673mech
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 question.
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Re: BA A350 question.

A better scenario is that they know that weight won't be a factor and they will do on occasional heavy landing inspection if they have to return.
Aircraft and runway damage is rare.

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by 7673mech
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5753

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

hmmwv wrote:
Airbus getting work done at PAE, that's an interesting sight.


Not really. There is a repair station there. Hawaiian Airlines flies the Airbus from Europe straight there for post delivery mods.

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by 7673mech
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18927

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Has MCAS been installed yet?


Tasteless. If you have nothing to add to thread, keep your opinions to yourself.

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 50740

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

I'm fairly confident that WN will not be paying a single dime to Boeing until these planes are released and in revenue service. Still not convinced that the MAX will ever be allowed to fly again in certain regions/countries. Money changes hands to take deliveries. A little dramatic on them not be a...

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by 7673mech
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 19882

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

nc3rd wrote:
If Delta had done this everyone would be cheering that it was so innovative.


Why bring them into this?
You obviously don't fly them.
They've done this already.

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 20512

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

Taking a step back, maybe there are enough people with the right skills, but they do not report to the right, independent employer. No, take a step back and accept that these are human beings who have lives and need jobs. If you want the government to have these employees on staff, then go right ah...

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 6248

Air Europa Crew Almost Robbed - Caracas

https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2019/03/11/air-europa-cabin-crew-caught-in-shoot-out-in-venezuelas-capital-caracas/ It seems that they were surrounded by motorcycles on way to the hotel. The crew van made it to the hotel where the security staff engaged the robbers in a shoot out. Air Europa has ...

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by 7673mech
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 79
Views: 26364

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

Most likely the vacuum generator wasn't functioning. It creates the level of vacuum needed for the system to properly function when the aircraft is below 16,000 ft. As you said, not a big deal. Aha, there is the cause. Does that system affect anything other than the lavatories? The vacuum system dr...

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by 7673mech
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 79
Views: 26364

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

I was on N103DU today. Pilot came out to the boarding area and announced that the lavs (all 3) wouldn't be functional until 16,000 feet due to some kind of a pressure issue with all the toilets. Not a big deal I guess, just a mild inconvenience. Most likely the vacuum generator wasn't functioning. ...

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by 7673mech
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 4131

Re: AAA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

Sounds a lot worse than the bins just not closing. https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/status/1103753337630085121 Let me explain how this works, I don't have a horse in this race but have made a living taking planes to repair stations. Union airline takes aircraft to nonunion shop. Aircraft returns t...

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by 7673mech
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 4131

Re: AAA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

Byrdluvs747 wrote:
Sounds like another example of Dougie's tripping over dollars to pick up dimes. I wonder how much this will cost the airline.


So everything that happens is his fault?
I'm not a fan of his however he seriously can't be blamed with this.

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by 7673mech
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 4131

Re: AAA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

Considering how many 738s are in the fleet - I hope that the issue is isolated enough that it does not significantly disrupt flight operations. Can anyone confirm that the same manufacturer/design - was also installed on the Max-8s? IIRC the Oasis interior being retrofitted to the 737-800s is virtu...

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by 7673mech
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 457650

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Reading this thread is like listening to the audio of a streaming football game where high school-aged kids speculate on all sorts of stuff they know nothing about and the guys who are professional coaches can't get a word in edgewise to say what is really happening. 20 pages in, finally a respecta...

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by 7673mech
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 36203

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Some of the OTS airplanes are lightning strikes.
Unless the union is responsible for those too .....

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