Search found 489 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 10
by 320tech
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 43
Replies: 253
Views: 91207

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 43

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/art" class="quote" target="_blank">art</a> (<a href="#138" class="quote">Reply 138</a>):<br/><i>For satellite images that can be released into t...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 41
Replies: 251
Views: 54112

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 41

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Wouldn't someone in the Australi...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechanics - Aircraft Main't Intervals And Duration
Replies: 4
Views: 6263

RE: Mechanics - Aircraft Main't Intervals And Duration

As of a few years ago, the Air Canada maintenance schedule for Airbus A320 series aircraft was:
A check - 500 hours
C check - 18 months
H check - first one, 7 years, thereafter 5 years.

These intervals have since been increased.

Jump to post
by 320tech
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Ozone Question
Replies: 6
Views: 8183

RE: Cabin Ozone Question

So, umm, what's your question?

Jump to post
by 320tech
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are Canadian Fares So High?
Replies: 35
Views: 5983

RE: Why Are Canadian Fares So High?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Quoting heathrow (Reply 17): How...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Sayings You Dont Hear Anymore.
Replies: 61
Views: 8854

RE: Aviation Sayings You Dont Hear Anymore.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KELPkid" class="quote" target="_blank">KELPkid</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Which, whenever I heard it, was always abb...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?
Replies: 44
Views: 9453

RE: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/prizeframe" class="quote" target="_blank">prizeframe</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>As a flight technician (or inse...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 Spoilers On Line-up
Replies: 8
Views: 4975

RE: Dash 8 Spoilers On Line-up

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/doug_Or" class="quote" target="_blank">doug_Or</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>When the mode is armed, there is weight on t...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 3654

RE: Emergency Slides

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B777UA" class="quote" target="_blank">B777UA</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>if the Emergency Slides deploy by an Ar...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E190 Fin Kinda Thing On Bottom?
Replies: 43
Views: 11739

RE: E190 Fin Kinda Thing On Bottom?

- <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EMBQA" class="quote" target="_blank">EMBQA</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>Incorrect...look at post 6 of the descriptio...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E190 Fin Kinda Thing On Bottom?
Replies: 43
Views: 11739

RE: E190 Fin Kinda Thing On Bottom?

The fin kinda thing on the lower aft fuselage is actually the APU fuel drain. I don't recall how it came to be placed there - more bad design by Embraer is my guess - but I think it might be a mod to keep fuel from being ingested into the APU intake. The aft water drain mast is alongside the fuel dr...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pan Or Mayday, The Decision
Replies: 22
Views: 18332

RE: Pan Or Mayday, The Decision

From the Canadian Aeronautical Information Manual: (quote) An emergency situation is classified in one of the two following categories, in accordance with the degree of danger or hazard present: (a) distress is a condition of being threatened by serious and/or imminent danger and of requiring immedi...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote
Replies: 203
Views: 11959

RE: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IndianicWorld" class="quote" target="_blank">IndianicWorld</a> (<a href="#105" class="quote">Reply 105</a>):<br/><i>This just about says it all ...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote
Replies: 203
Views: 11959

RE: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JoeCanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">JoeCanuck</a> (<a href="#98" class="quote">Reply 98</a>):<br/><i>The didn't have to buy Canadian...they...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote
Replies: 203
Views: 11959

RE: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote

<a href="http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/investor/documents/2011_q2_release.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/in...stor/documents/2011_q2_release.pdf</a> This release from August 2011 identifies <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'s debt as having been reduced to $4.3 bil...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote
Replies: 203
Views: 11959

RE: Air Canada Lurches Toward Another Strike Vote

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RP+TPA" class="quote" target="_blank">RP TPA</a> (<a href="#74" class="quote">Reply 74</a>):<br/><i>Well, at least SOMEBODY has settled (tentati...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Poised To Add Smaller A/C To Fleet
Replies: 172
Views: 23889

RE: Westjet Poised To Add Smaller A/C To Fleet

I don't see Westjet buying any CSeries airplanes, they're too close in size to the 737. I think the <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym>-170, Q400, or ATR72 is more likely. They would have to wait for a long time to get 787s, and I'm not sure that they'd want to get 767s, du...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Express Downsizes
Replies: 8
Views: 4755

RE: Iceland Express Downsizes

Too bad. I flew them YWG - KEF and back last summer. Iceland is a great vacation spot.

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LH A320-family Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6432

RE: LH A320-family Question

The A320 fin is composite, and the leading edge is protected by heavy duty aluminum tape to prevent erosion. I often see the tape getting replaced. The tail is not de-iced, only the outboard slats (3, 4, & 5) and the engine nose cowls. I believe the <acronym title="OLD: Hapag Lloyd (Germany), NE...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintenance Reminders?
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

RE: Maintenance Reminders?

I should add, modern airliners send data to maintenance control by ACARS. Every time the aircraft computers detect a snag, a brief fault code is sent to maintenance control. Most of these are minor items that do not need to be repaired before the next flight, but occasionally they are major, and it ...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintenance Reminders?
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

RE: Maintenance Reminders?

If you're talking about modern airliners, all aircraft come with a recommended maintenance programme from the manufacturer. The operator takes this programme, modifies it to some degree to suit their operation, and gets it approved by their country's airworthiness authority. The aircraft is put into...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Pitched Whistle On A320
Replies: 20
Views: 7642

RE: High Pitched Whistle On A320

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fly2HMO" class="quote" target="_blank">Fly2HMO</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>So its safe to assume we're hearing the bl...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Pitched Whistle On A320
Replies: 20
Views: 7642

RE: High Pitched Whistle On A320

The sound at 1:54 onwards is the PTU, definitely. The PTU turns on whenever there is more than 500 psi difference between the green (left) and yellow (right) hydraulic systems. Presumably the landing gear is being retracted at this point, and the volume of the green pump isn't enough to maintain pre...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Whats The Purpose Of Fins On The Engine Cowlings?
Replies: 40
Views: 18259

RE: Whats The Purpose Of Fins On The Engine Cowlings?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ArmitageShanks" class="quote" target="_blank">ArmitageShanks</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Quoting 320tech (Reply 10): ...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Whats The Purpose Of Fins On The Engine Cowlings?
Replies: 40
Views: 18259

RE: Whats The Purpose Of Fins On The Engine Cowlings?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WingedMigrator" class="quote" target="_blank">WingedMigrator</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Since when do airline pilots h...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Sounds
Replies: 30
Views: 7279

RE: Engine Sounds

I'll see your Boeing 757 and raise you a Starfighter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozIRwMhRVRY

Jump to post
by 320tech
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Sounds
Replies: 30
Views: 7279

RE: Engine Sounds

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/330Guy" class="quote" target="_blank">330Guy</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i> A320's commonly have a sound just after E1 st...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Nose Of A321 Like This?
Replies: 32
Views: 10030

RE: Why The Nose Of A321 Like This?

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Hel...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Nose Of A321 Like This?
Replies: 32
Views: 10030

RE: Why The Nose Of A321 Like This?

Looks to me like a repaired radome that hasn't been painted yet. The black part is the carbon fibre material, and I have to assume the white portion is either paint or some other coating to prevent erosion until it is properly painted. Why you would see this on a regular basis, I have no idea. Radom...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 170/190 Vent Flaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 14580

RE: Embraer 170/190 Vent Flaps?

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Hel...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 170/190 Vent Flaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 14580

RE: Embraer 170/190 Vent Flaps?

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Hel...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Coverage In Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5710

RE: GPS Coverage In Flight

My laptop transmits on VHF frequencies, to a distance of three or four feet. However, it's just putting out noise, not a signal, so it shouldn't affect anything (in theory). I also have an MP3 player (not an iPod) which apparently can transmit on transponder frequencies. No reason why a gps should b...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum Number Of Hours For An A320...?
Replies: 10
Views: 14778

RE: Maximum Number Of Hours For An A320...?

The high time A320s in Air Canada's fleet are approaching 60,000 hours and 25,000 cycles. No indication that they're going to be retired.

Jump to post
by 320tech
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Missing Part On Vueling A320 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 8911

RE: Missing Part On Vueling A320 Wing

We call them flap track fairings, or because we're in Canada, they're more often called canoes.

Jump to post
by 320tech
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Generator On A Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 13410

RE: Generator On A Commercial Aircraft

The A319 with CFM-56 engines (not familiar with V2500s) has one IDG for each engine. The only combined hydraulic / electric contraption is the RAT operated one, and you're having a bad day if that thing is running. There is a small generator for each engine's ECU, mounted on the front of the <acrony...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatching A320
Replies: 7
Views: 3085

RE: Dispatching A320

Longitude: I'm not a dispatcher, so I'm not really sure, but I would say one thing to know about are the fault classes. The ECAM system displays class 1 and class 2 faults, and there will be some snags with which the airplane can't be dispatched, or must be <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (M...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW 757 Nose Cone "collapse"
Replies: 24
Views: 12373

RE: NW 757 Nose Cone "collapse"

Really? You guys think air loads did that? I haven't been following the story very closely, how did they determine it wasn't a bird strike?

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW 757 Nose Cone "collapse"
Replies: 24
Views: 12373

RE: NW 757 Nose Cone "collapse"

We had an A320 bird strike with almost identical results. Impressive damage, but I think we repaired the radome.

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Causes The Suction In The Lav's Toilets?
Replies: 30
Views: 8676

RE: What Causes The Suction In The Lav's Toilets?

On A320s, there is a vacuum generator located immediately aft of the aft cargo compartment. This pump generates the necessary pressure on the ground and up to 16,000 feet, where a pressure switch kicks the system over to use ambient, lower air pressure to provide the vacuum. If you look on an A320, ...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Wed May 23, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Nose Gear Retraction
Replies: 29
Views: 10035

RE: A320 Nose Gear Retraction

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun May 20, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Nose Gear Retraction
Replies: 29
Views: 10035

RE: A320 Nose Gear Retraction

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sun May 20, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Nose Gear Retraction
Replies: 29
Views: 10035

RE: A320 Nose Gear Retraction

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri May 11, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Air Canada 767s At MCO By CO Hangar
Replies: 11
Views: 5760

RE: Two Air Canada 767s At MCO By CO Hangar

I don't know about the 767s but A320s take about 3 weeks to modify for <acronym title="Alitalia Express (Italy)">XM</acronym>. It's a huge mod involving the removal of the complete interior, installing new boxes and running a lot of wire, painting all the interior panels, re-installation and testing...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Fri May 11, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Being A Pilot, The Downsides?
Replies: 67
Views: 36846

RE: Being A Pilot, The Downsides?

Being a commercial pilot is kind of like making it in professional sports. For every player who makes it to the NHL/NFL/MLB, etc, there are hundreds or thousands who have the dream but never make it past the minors. That's not to say it can't be satisfying, of course, but $200,000 is something most ...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Wed May 02, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A32X - Two Questions (IRS And HYD PTU)
Replies: 32
Views: 9682

RE: A32X - Two Questions (IRS And HYD PTU)

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A32X - Two Questions (IRS And HYD PTU)
Replies: 32
Views: 9682

RE: A32X - Two Questions (IRS And HYD PTU)

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angels' Flight Suit
Replies: 15
Views: 26348

RE: Blue Angels' Flight Suit

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weird Noise On Airbus 319/320
Replies: 24
Views: 35392

RE: Weird Noise On Airbus 319/320

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "On Final" Or "On Finals"?
Replies: 52
Views: 6260

RE: "On Final" Or "On Finals"?

Since "final" is short for "final approach", anyone who defends "finals" is on thin ice.

"Short final" is used to help other pilots spot you, just like saying "late downwind". It's not official, but if you say you're on short final, I'll look near the threshold, not a mile away.

Jump to post
by 320tech
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus APU Vents?
Replies: 10
Views: 7486

RE: Airbus APU Vents?

The "vents" just forward of the main wheel doors are exhausts for the air conditioning packs. The APU is located in the tail cone, and exhausts straight out the end of the tail. The two have nothing to do with one another. The air conditioning packs take in air from the engine bleed air system, and ...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 10