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by JAGflyer
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How was aircraft dispatching made before computers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: How was aircraft dispatching made before computers?

Airline dispatcher here. In theory the route planning could be done manually using large charts that show all the airways/waypoints/VORs, a pencil, and ruler. While it would be time consuming and less efficient than a computer which is able to take into account predicted winds and weather movement, ...

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by JAGflyer
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines
Replies: 39
Views: 7827

Re: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines

Did anyone expect less from an airline that's notoriously known for being overbearing and controlling of their employees, even when outside of working hours? The little shrimp who was born with a diamond-incrusted platinum spoon in mouth thinks he's the king of his company and can run it like a dict...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: During the crew shifts in long haul flights, how long does it take?
Replies: 25
Views: 4437

Re: During the crew shifts in long haul flights, how long does it take?

Opening of the cockpit door is generally not a huge deal. Normally they'll call an FA to come to the front, they will make sure the lavatory closest to the flight deck is empty, and then they'll stand behind the curtain to make sure nobody runs up during the 10 seconds (if that) during which the doo...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 22636

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

If they are operating 2x per week, that's a long time to keep crews on layover. Considering the fact that the 737-900ER does not have crew rests that would be sufficient for resting pilots/FAs adequately they'll have to come up with a solution. I don't see them keeping the crews away from base for s...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?

At my airline, the only thing that is normally paper-based would be the load sheets (pax cabin breakdown/bag loading breakdown), cargo paperwork from the handler, and fuel request/receipts from the fueler. Some crews print out PDC/ATIS/METAR/TAF info from the ACARS printer but it is not required. Al...

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by JAGflyer
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13469

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

It was not the person, it is their religious belief. No different to say a person of Muslim belief not being able to take pork products, or Buddhists taking beef products, it is not the person themselves that cannot handle these food products, it is their religious beliefs, and airlines have to acc...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX Upper Fuselage Antennas
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: 737 MAX Upper Fuselage Antennas

The only satcom radome available for line fit on the 737MAX is the Boeing Tri-band Radome. As Boeing notes "Sized to fit a wide range of Ku and Ka antennas from Panasonic, Honeywell, ViaSat, Global Eagle Entertainment (TECOM), and others." Is the factory-installed SATCOM radome the one vi...

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by JAGflyer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX Upper Fuselage Antennas
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

737 MAX Upper Fuselage Antennas

Looking at the large amount of 737 MAX shots from above at both BFI and MWH, I'm interested in figuring out the different antennas that are on the top of the fuselage. Looking at the photo of the SQ and Blue Air frames below, I notice two black antennas around the middle whereas the EastarJet frame ...

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by JAGflyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al ops
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

Re: El Al ops

El Al's flights right now appear to be primarily cargo-only (using passenger aircraft). They've even been flying to/from some irregular destinations for the purposes of bringing cargo (and previously repatriating Israeli citizens). I'm going to assume that El Al not flying on the sabbath was more fo...

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by JAGflyer
Thu May 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: European Routing and CFMU Validation
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: European Routing and CFMU Validation

What’s up everyone. Hope this is an appropriate forum for my question, if it’s not just tell me to shut up. I’ve recently been ‘given the opportunity’ to look into routing for transits over European airspace, and have noticed that CFMU validation tools don’t really give you much insight into what i...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12519

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

Hope that helps. Glad you asked it. Was fascinating talking to my brother. They even have contracts with termination providers because if you get pregnant you can’t work and get sent home. They will pay for the trip home if you choose. Otherwise the transportation and logistics office has a bus sch...

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by JAGflyer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX831 JFK-HKG is diverting to JFK?
Replies: 14
Views: 3629

Re: CX831 JFK-HKG is diverting to JFK

And now it seems to be turning back? Entering a holding pattern over Montreal? At FL310 and ground speed 530kts? FL310 is not out of the ordinary for a flight like this which is carrying a tremendous amount of fuel. A step climb up to final cruise altitude as they get lighter (due to burning off fu...

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by JAGflyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadian ATC
Replies: 22
Views: 3252

Re: Canadian ATC

It's the same situation as ATC in Latin/South America. You will undoubtedly hear Spanish spoken by ATC at all airports, large and small. Pilots flying for Spanish-speaking carriers will speak their native language when flying in a country where that is the lingua-franca. Of course, if one pilot does...

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by JAGflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12585

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

Certain airlines have cabin scenting directives as part of their on-board product. For example, EVA Air in J-class definitely scents their cabins subtly prior to boarding and perhaps a few times during the longer flights. Their hot towels are also specifically scented in a similar way. As for the ge...

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by JAGflyer
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17934

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

What is the difference between a flight attendant/onboard chef/shower attendant/etc? I've never heard of a "license" for flight attendants. If you are employed by an airline and on a flight for the purpose of engaging in work you'd normally be listed on the general declaration (master cust...

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by JAGflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Disptach Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Disptach Software

Off the top of my head, flight planning/dispatch software (for creating the flight plan): Navblue (formerly NavTech), LIDO Flight, Jeppesen JetPlan, and Sabre Flight Plan Manager.

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by JAGflyer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 15440

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

Is anyone else questioning why a 14-year old was unable to manage their own travel without UM assistance or at the very least realize they were not going to Germany on Eurowings? Perhaps I'm an exception but I was fully capable of identifying what airline/flight I was going to be on by that age. We'...

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by JAGflyer
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 8011

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

-Miami - PAP - Miami starting on July 19 -They serve (or plan to): Argentina, Barb o dos, Haiti, and Miami -A video -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh0eElsuOGQ that talks about 767-200s but shows mainly 737-800s. There's also a second video showing stock footage of PAP airport, various types of a...

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by JAGflyer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS-Alternates
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: ETOPS-Alternates

The Canadian Maritimes are populated with numerous airports that are used on a daily basis to support NAT traffic. Gander, and Goosebay are just a couple of examples. Gander, Goose Bay, and St. John's are probably the only three that would meet ETOPS criteria. The other airports are small with mini...

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by JAGflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 50
Views: 7576

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

At my last employer NW on the DC-9 at least you would almost always see the crew refuse the airplane for an autopilot inop. Auto-pressurization inop is another one the crews would refuse.. Pilots don't arbitrarily say they won't fly the aircraft if the auto pilot is inop. They refer to the MEL and ...

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by JAGflyer
Tue May 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 4131

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

Unless you're flying on a very very lax carrier or you have a very close connection with a pilot who's on-duty it's pretty much unheard of these days. It's certainly not legal on any airline to allow public passengers into the flight deck during flight so most people (if they do get the chance to) w...

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by JAGflyer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?
Replies: 25
Views: 2590

Re: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?

Charlie Palmer in the Four Seasons is my pick.

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by JAGflyer
Sat May 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 48
Views: 8741

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

The incident aircraft seems to be 28 years old based on AirFleets. With that kind of damage, it's pretty likely it'll be scrapped. Repairing that kind of structural damage will be much more than the aircraft is worth.

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by JAGflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Channel 9 Status?
Replies: 25
Views: 6185

Re: United Ch9?

Perhaps a UA pilot can chime in with an answer. Where is the Channel 9 feed fed from? I know on the audio control panels in the F/D you have selectors for what you want to hear (VHF 1/2/3, HF 1/2, SATCOM, interphone, pa, etc). Throughout a flight, the crew would be using VHF/HF/interphone/SATCOM (if...

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by JAGflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 6223

Re: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare

Why are airlines like AF, TK, IB, and TP still flying into CCS? Are there that many people travelling in/out of Venezuela that they're able to make money on these flights? AC and all of the US carriers have pulled out long ago due to the financial issues associated with a country who's currency is w...

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by JAGflyer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?
Replies: 33
Views: 12776

Re: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?

10+ years ago I had heard the B747SP was equipped with beds, a shower, and most importantly a few gaming tables complete with video-downlinks (presumably to LAS) so people on the ground could monitor the games. They used the plane to bring high-rolling clients (who have spends in the 8-figures) to/f...

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by JAGflyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 10137

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Sunwing Airlines operated a few flights in/out of Dakar, Senegal for some kind of charter last month. The idea of a Canadian leisure airline that normally shuttles tourists to/from the Caribbean in such a foreign place as Senegal certainly would have been a sight.

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by JAGflyer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 23245

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Forgive my assumptions but this guy sounds/looks like a "frequent flyer" who's primary destination are the brothels of Thailand. He seems to fit the profile of one of those creeps who goes just to pay (barely legal) people for sexual service. Likely and may involve women who are under 18 ...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 23245

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Forgive my assumptions but this guy sounds/looks like a "frequent flyer" who's primary destination are the brothels of Thailand. He seems to fit the profile of one of those creeps who goes just to pay (barely legal) people for sexual service.

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by JAGflyer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NAV database updates for airliners.
Replies: 43
Views: 4355

Re: NAV database updates for airliners.

My airline transitioned to a dataloader that can accept USB instead of 3.5" floppy disks. IIRC, the database was installed across 6 floppy disks. On the 737NG the loader is on the wall immediately to the right when you enter the flight desk. With the USB key, the data is put onto various USB ke...

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by JAGflyer
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde and Atlantic Crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 2962

Concorde and Atlantic Crossing

With the Concorde being significantly higher than the usual traffic crossing the Atlantic via the North-Atlantic Tracks or a random route, were they permitted to fly anywhere they wanted (provided it was flight planned and cleared with ATC). I imagine HF radio worked at FL600 where Concorde would be...

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by JAGflyer
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 12404

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

Why is the new livery on the 787 so bad? My god the tail makes me cringe! I think it looks quite modern (a word El Al didn't really have in it's vocabulary prior to this). The stylized Magen David (star of David) on the tail and multiple shades of blue make it stand out. Prior to that, the plane wa...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC510 (ORD-YYZ) - E190 Diversion to YTZ instead of YYZ. FR24 Glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

Re: AC510 (ORD-YYZ) - E190 Diversion to YTZ instead of YYZ. FR24 Glitch?

I noticed a similar thing with ACA504 which apparently diverted to Oshawa Airport (CYOO) a few days ago.

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by JAGflyer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On Finnair Airbus A320 drop-down displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: On Finnair Airbus A320 drop-down displays

The in-flight position map is the earliest basic version of the "Airshow" system. Whether the connecting flight display is from Airshow as well I am unsure.

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by JAGflyer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16924

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

This is why Medlink's fit-to-fly line exists. They are flight-specialists who can advise if a passenger will be OK to travel or not. Considering my experiences with calls I've been on with the crew/medlink (as a dispatcher we must listen on all calls to Medlink) I know their advice is very conservat...

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by JAGflyer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 26274

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

If pilots/crew are "contractually obligated" to F/J for official rest purposes, the seats should have been blocked in the system by the crew travel arrangement department. After checking on SeatGuru, it doesn't look like the 77W has F seats. It's just Y and J.

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by JAGflyer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks

My airline has deleted the #2 jumpseat (behind the captain) on the 737NGs so there is no seatbelt/padding. The one that folds down however is used periodically and I have flown numerous 4+ hour flights in it with no issue. I am 5"9 and 140lbs though so that may help. It's possible to stand up a...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2234

Re: Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?

Suriname does not really have any long-distance ties or demand other than it's colonial allegiance with The Netherlands. They do not require additional long haul aircraft (unless they were to retire the A340 and obtain something like an A350 or B787).

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by JAGflyer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational
Replies: 22
Views: 2717

Re: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational

With one T/R inoperative you're performance is as good as if both were inoperative since you obviously would not be activating only the remaining serviceable T/R.

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by JAGflyer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AN-12 Cargo Aircraft Crew?
Replies: 15
Views: 2374

Re: AN-12 Cargo Aircraft Crew?

A nice video of Belarus Il-76 crew work during take-off and landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRzsoGNNU8 Pilot's both hands are almost 'glued' on a steering column yoke... All of those EGPWS calls don't sound very good. They're getting terrain calls before they've even left the ground. :o

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by JAGflyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many Boeing/Airbus aircraft are bought outright new?
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

How many Boeing/Airbus aircraft are bought outright new?

As the title states, how many brand new Boeing or Airbus jets are actually bought by airlines brand new "in full"? It is my understanding that most airlines lease the aircraft through various companies that specialize in managing the physical purchase of the aircraft and at a later date ma...

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by JAGflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 2133

Re: The correct Rush song

You can do a lot in a lifetime, if you don't burn out too fast
You can make the most of the distance
First you need endurance, first you've got to last.

-Marathon (Power Windows)

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by JAGflyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 42
Views: 6700

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

They are expanding well taking advantage of the good location of Morocco. Their flights to Brazil are full of people connecting to Europe and are usually the cheapest option close to departure. Guess they'll target the same market (1 stop to Europe) from MIA. People connect to Europe from Morocco t...

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by JAGflyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies

Is it possible for the air conditioning packs (Environmental Control System) to be run off the bleed air supplied by a supplementary source (air start cart)? I have seen several references to air start carts that have an "ECS Mode" so that presumably they can supply air to run the packs fo...

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by JAGflyer
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA67 BCN-JFK diverting LHR now!
Replies: 9
Views: 4937

Re: AA67 BCN-JFK diverting LHR now!

Diverted due to an issue with the lavatories. Seems like it was serious enough for the crew to declare Pan Pan. http://twitter.com/airportwebcams/status/1022111781001539584?s=21 Declaring a Pan-Pan for lavatory issues? Unless you have a passenger(s) who is becoming unruly/irate and acting unlawfull...

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by JAGflyer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 2142

Re: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet

The reason they are removed so frequently is due to the fact that they disappear at night when driving up behind them. You really can't see them, and if an operation doesn't have good ramp practices, trucks try to go under the wing and boom it's ripped off. That is why our airline's ground handling...

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by JAGflyer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight

For the Canadian winters (below -10) at the minimum, a heater cart should be put on the aircraft to keep the potable water system lines from freezing/cracking. If a heater cart is not available, the only option is to keep the APU running to provide heat.

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by JAGflyer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What are these transparent slides?
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

What are these transparent slides?

Someone posted these on Reddit and were wondering what they were. They show airport codes, aircraft (B727, B320?!) and Y/F (economy/first class). I'm not sure what exactly they were used. My only guess is for projecting information in an airline reservation center. Can anyone shed more light on what...

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by JAGflyer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mx personnel working in Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Mx personnel working in Canada

Aircraft Maintenance in Canada is overseen by Transport Canada. Working culture is pretty good from what I've seen (I'm not an AME but worked closely with the M&E department of an airline for several years). There are 4 categories of license for an AME; M1/M2/E/S. M1 applies to regular maintenan...

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by JAGflyer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens with international delayed checked baggage?
Replies: 16
Views: 2907

Re: What happens with international delayed checked baggage?

Most airlines subscribe to what is called the "World Tracer" system. I believe it works on two aspects. Firstly, the passenger makes a lost baggage report with their airline. Each lost item is given a tracking number that is associated to the airline's own baggage routing tag #. Secondly, ...

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