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by Horstroad
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 59
Views: 9495

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Way more problems with the hydraulic lines. Those production swages let go all the time. Replace every failed swage fitting with a Rynglok fitting and it will survive the rest of the aircraft. What an amazing and easy to use system. It's fantastic as a torturing tool - going into the stabilizer com...

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by Horstroad
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight

The cleaning crew will find the item, note the seat number, and hand it over to someone at the gate. They'll either make an announcement or, if it's a valuable item like a laptop and you've already left the airport like an idiot, they'll call you. Unfortunately, I've done this a couple of times. It...

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by Horstroad
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 59
Views: 9495

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Troubleshooting the PACK's on MD10/11's are always a fun time! Really? I haven't had many issues with the MD-11. The heat exchanger cracks a lot... but I guess that's a common issue for all aircraft. The 777 has it as well. Sometimes the ACM fails... but I don't recall anything that took some big b...

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by Horstroad
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freighter VS Passenger variants.
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Re: Freighter VS Passenger variants.

due to not having seats and other things Freighters aren't just empty. The cargo handling system weighs quite a bit. Also some freighter versions have reinforced floors compared to the passenger versions, like the B777. Some need additional structure to make it work, like the A330 on the nose landi...

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by Horstroad
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?

The A330 and A350 have no backup in case of complete hydraulic failure. I just looked into the B777 and there's no electric backup either. It's similar to the MD-11. Actually it's almost the same setup except for the hydraulic shutoff controlled by the cutout switches. The alternate trim levers are...

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by Horstroad
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: What are the pros/cons of various airliner types to the situation of runaway trim and manual trimming?

On the Boeing’s, you stop a runaway trim by flipping the Stab Trim cutout switches. This kills hydraulic power to the stab motors. Then you trim with the alternate trim, which is an electric trim. When I get to work, I’ll see what Airbus and Douglas did, but I can’t imagine it’s much different. On ...

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by Horstroad
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about cockpit audio warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Question about cockpit audio warning

The MD-11 (and probably other MDs as well) is quite talkative. The possible aural warnings are as follows: Bell Clacker Horn C-Chord Warbler 1.2, 1.5, 2.9, 7.8 kHz Chime Advisory Tone Abnormal Tone Emergency Tone "Engine 1 Fire" "Engine 2 Fire" "Engine 3 Fire" "Hea...

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by Horstroad
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Re: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?

Do you know why they have to delay the full deployment? Because I thought that if they were to be deployed fully right away, the increased drag would probably reduce the landing distance I can only guess. To my understanding the main purpose of the ground spoilers is to destroy most of the lift aft...

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by Horstroad
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Re: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?

I must say, I did not believe you for a second when you said the outboard spoilers were 2 feet, 3 inches tall. For comparison, the MD11 spoilers are 0.67m by 1.85m (26.5" x 73") for the outboard spoiler panels (4 on each wing) and 0.47m by 3.05m (18.5" x 120") for the inboard sp...

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by Horstroad
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Re: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?

On the 777, not only do they all deploy at different times, but there's the one spoiler panel on each wing that deploys at a smaller angle compared to the rest. I wonder how they determine that. I can't tell you what they were thinking... but the spoiler/speedbrake schedule is actually quite wild o...

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by Horstroad
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Absence of large manual pitch trim wheels on non-Boeing jetliners.
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Absence of large manual pitch trim wheels on non-Boeing jetliners.

But, there is no direct link to the drive system. On the 8 there were alternate trim switches that drove an electric motor. I assume the later aircraft are the same…I’ll check the AMM on the MD11 later tonight. The suitcase handles on the MD-11 are directly connected to the primary trim control val...

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by Horstroad
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 59
Views: 9495

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

DL_Mech wrote:
The LAMM is a great manual. Just remember that it is not an updated manual to be used on the aircraft. :D

But there's the SSM which is an updated manual. It's 100% the LAMM, but digital and maintained by Boeing. Last revision date is 15 Jul 2021.

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by Horstroad
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 59
Views: 9495

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Don't forget to pull the fire bottle CBs if a 777 is left unpowered overnight... Yeah another great feature What happens if you are doing maintenance on a big jet and you happen to get "stuck" - like a system not behaving as expected, or a maintenance manual that gives unclear instruction...

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by Horstroad
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 59
Views: 9495

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Most difficult......hands down.... The DC-8 The overall engineering design of the aircraft was just bad. The DC-10/MD-10/MD-11/KC-10 and the DC-9 closely follow the -8 The easiest has to be the 777. Completely mechanic friendly, you just need a ladder for EVERYTHING. Depends. Lubrication for exampl...

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by Horstroad
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11: Two types of outboard flap tracks fairings
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: MD-11: Two types of outboard flap tracks fairings

Actually those are flap hinge fairings. The MD-11 flaps don't run on tracks* driven by ball screws like they do on the Boeings and Airbusses. The flaps are hinged at the lower part of those fairings. There's a hydraulic actuator in each of these fairings that drives the flaps during retraction and e...

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by Horstroad
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10
Replies: 21
Views: 1586

Re: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10

The flap handle (ok, technically I think it's the slat handle, but so long as the flap and slat handles are connected together in their normal config, let's consider it as one handle) does indeed drop into the detents, but it's not procedure to move the Dial-A-Flap selector while the flap/slat handl...

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by Horstroad
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10
Replies: 21
Views: 1586

Re: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10

The DC-10 pic you have is of a DC10-40 which would have been a NW aircraft. That is a very different set up than all the other operators. That's the only clear photograph of a DC-10 flap handle I could find online. Does anyone have one of the regular config? With regard to the Dial-A-Flap, the sele...

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by Horstroad
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10
Replies: 21
Views: 1586

Re: SOP flap/slat movement on the DC-10

The DC-10 Slats are pretty much the same thing, with the exception of the gap for the pylon. The dial a flap was an actual serrated wheel aft of the flap/slat lever. https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi1.wp.com%2Fairwaysmag.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F08%2Fmd-80-ped...

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by Horstroad
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

it hit the middle of the wing, so I don't know if there has to be any inspections or anything. An inspection is always required. The damage has to be documented and assessed and repaired if required. On the 777 the lightning strike inspection consists of two phases. Phase two can be deferred for up...

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by Horstroad
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

extender wrote:
Main deck

Thanks. I missed that detail.

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by Horstroad
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

In 26 years of Handling in one way or another, all I can remember is that all the main cargo doors on wide body’s open outwards. Some Electras had the door that opened like a 767/DC-10/L-1011 pax door. Where did theses doors go? On the main deck the pax doors disappear in the ceiling. But on the lo...

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by Horstroad
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

Then again you could theoretically built cargo doors to operate similar to the doors I suppose. Being slotted in place to make a plug type door while still opening outwards. Does any aircraft do this? Hmm... The B777 aft cargo door can be ordered in two variations. The large aft cargo door is basic...

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by Horstroad
Sun May 23, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5721

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

The cargo handling system is garbage though, in my opinion. When everything works, it's great of course. But as the PDUs can't be lowered (like they do on the MD-11 :P ), you're in trouble. Small tip : powering off remove power of course, but also breaking capability of the pdu ;) Same happen if yo...

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by Horstroad
Sun May 23, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5721

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

one need to realise that the two major operators of the MD11 never equipped them with PDUs on the main deck. Looking at numbers, it's safe to say around 90% of MD11s flying in the past decade were relying on muscle power on the main deck, close to 100% nowadays. it is a HUGE pain for ramp handlers....

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by Horstroad
Sun May 23, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5721

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

As mentioned above, the landing gears are anchor points for mooring. They are designed to keep the aircraft on the ground when heavy wind wants to move it around. If a tipping event happened during loading or unloading, the forces would increase gradually on the nose landing gear. There wouldn't be ...

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by Horstroad
Sat May 22, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5721

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

The nose gear has a tie down point, there is an strap attachment to that from each side. They are not red everywhere, maybe to indicate remove before flight. The MD-11 does not have special tie down points on the landing gears. According AMM for mooring the landing gear tow lugs are used. They seem...

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by Horstroad
Tue May 11, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating

Can a 77L/77W pilot be able to fly a 77X? OP asked for the flying part of the industry specifically... but I would like to share some things from that part that stays on the ground. For us technicians it's not a common type rating. There isn't a differences training course either. You'd have to go ...

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by Horstroad
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

Re: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on

Blocked pitot probes isn't much of a problem and shouldn't result in a crash if they have been blocked before take off. You simply wouldn't see a speed increase during the take off roll and would abort. That's what the 80 or 100 knots callout is there for. Blocked static ports are a bit more tricky....

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by Horstroad
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

flyingturtle wrote:

My guess is "Fast - Slow", but that can't be...


Your guess is correct. It's an indication for the current air speed in relation to the speed set for the auto throttle / speed command system.

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by Horstroad
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12719

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

A few years ago we had a weight savings program for our aircraft. They told us each kilogram removed from every aircraft in the fleet would save €30.000 per year. [...] I have not weighed the ladder assy on the A330/340 but I assume it's around 10kg or somewhere in that ballpark. Hello Horstroad, I...

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by Horstroad
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12719

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

Can't imagine that ladder set up weighs much. Does this insignificant weight actually matter that much in terms of fuel burn? A few years ago we had a weight savings program for our aircraft. They told us each kilogram removed from every aircraft in the fleet would save €30.000 per year. I'm not su...

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by Horstroad
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12719

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked? They came through the EE Bay access door that is aft of the nose gear. Climbed the integral ladder into the passenger...

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by Horstroad
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12719

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

****Edit: It appears that the MD11, and presumably the DC10, does have an access door from from the avionics bay to the NWW...at least according to the AMM. Strangely, I don't have an MD in the hangar today, so I can't go take a look. This door does exist and it's easy access to the aircraft (when ...

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by Horstroad
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That PW1000 howl
Replies: 11
Views: 3094

Re: That PW1000 howl

That's an interesting sound. I would still put my money on the VBV. The howl is getting louder when the engine accelerates out of idle and then stops. This could be the result of an increasing amount of excess air leaving through the wide open VBV until they close. But maybe someone who has worked w...

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by Horstroad
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That PW1000 howl
Replies: 11
Views: 3094

Re: That PW1000 howl

I haven't been on the A220 yet, so I don't know exactly what howling you're talking about. But when an engine is at idle or approaches idle or accelerates from idle, in addition to the aforementioned VSV, the VBV, the variable bleed valves, control the air flow through the compressor. When these val...

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by Horstroad
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Fire test on Boeing 777
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Re: APU Fire test on Boeing 777

The Aircraft Maintenance Manual has following procedure for APU starting and operation: APU starting and Operation This task gives the steps to operate the APU engine in the usual conditions. Use this procedure to do a check of the APU operation and other related systems when APU operation is necess...

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by Horstroad
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2602

Re: Door Latch Question

The exterior door handle is somewhat independent from the interior one. It has to be as you want to be able to operate the door from the inside without the outer handle moving out of its recess. The exterior handle engages the cam plate of the handle mechanism with a spline when it is pulled out of ...

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by Horstroad
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 3298

Re: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?

StereoTechque wrote:
Any other term for non-plug type doors.? Never come across any apart from conventional.

That's the official Boeing terminology. McD doesn't say anything about plug type or non-plug type in the description and operation part of the AMM. I don't know how Airbus calls it.

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by Horstroad
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 3298

Re: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?

Larger ones on widebodies tend to be outward opening, non-plug type, bulk cargo doors are typically plug Some cargo doors are outward opening plug type. The aft small cargo door (70") on the B777 for example is an outward opening plug type door (and I'm pretty sure it's the same on the B767). ...

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by Horstroad
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do ground vehicles in airports run on jet fuel or regular diesel?
Replies: 31
Views: 4070

Re: Do ground vehicles in airports run on jet fuel or regular diesel?

Besides all the technical issues there are legal issues. At least where I live, jet fuel is taxed differently to diesel or gasoline.

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by Horstroad
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8i (Pax version) Oxygen System
Replies: 10
Views: 2062

Re: 747-8i (Pax version) Oxygen System

The 747-8 has between 7 and and 27 oxygen cylinders. 2-4 for the crew and 5-23 for the passengers. Each cylinder has a capacity of 115 cubic feet of oxygen stored at 1850 psi. They are 9" in diameter, 33.17" long and weigh 21.21 lb

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by Horstroad
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are aircraft registration chosen?
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

Re: How are aircraft registration chosen?

UPS uses NxxxUP where the first of the three numbers gives information of the aircraft type N1xxUP - A300 N2xxUP - MD11 N3xxUP - B767 N4xxUP - B757 N5xxUP - B744 N6xxUP - B748. in Germany the first two letters are given. D for the land of registration, than a dash and the first letter after the dash...

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by Horstroad
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take a 777 to dump fuel to reach maximum landing weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 2594

Re: How long does it take a 777 to dump fuel to reach maximum landing weight?

Don't you have to account for the fuel that is burned during that 51 or 102 minutes? I don't think it'll be a linear correlation. Of course there are other factors to consider. After take off you will already have burnt off some of that fuel, so you would never have to dump 124 t anyways. I just wa...

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by Horstroad
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take a 777 to dump fuel to reach maximum landing weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 2594

Re: How long does it take a 777 to dump fuel to reach maximum landing weight?

Example for the 777-200LR: MTOW: 347,500 kg MLW: 223,168 kg -> Maximum amount Fuel to dump: 124,332 kg Maximum jettison rate with both nozzle valves open and all jettison pumps operating: 2,449 kg/min Jettison rate with only one nozzle valve open and only wing tank jettison pumps operating: 1,224 kg...

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by Horstroad
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the distance between 77W cockpit and the first row seat so long?
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: Why is the distance between 77W cockpit and the first row seat so long?

If I recall a documentary I saw years ago correctly, the cockpit section of the 777 is the same as the 767 (which has a smaller fuselage diameter) so the had to add a larger "neck" section to transition to the larger fuselage. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it is "section 16&quo...

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by Horstroad
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 Fuel system
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

Re: B777 Fuel system

The Mel reference numbers are correct. 9-28-31-03 (Main Tanks Jettison Pumps) refers to 9-28-22-04 (Fuel Scavenge Systems): " Note: The airplane must also be dispatched using MEL item 9-28-22-04. " However the note at 9-28-22-04 says: " Note: [...] if the associated main tank jettison...

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by Horstroad
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 back to a grey cockpit ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5350

Re: 777-9 back to a grey cockpit ?

xms3200 wrote:
Seems like Boeing went brown for the 757/767 family as well as the 747-400/-8 family. 737Max is grey.

The "classic" 777 are poopy brown as well

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by Horstroad
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3289

Re: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

We don't have any scheduled maintenance at the outstations, except for the required ETOPS checks. There will always be qualified maintenance personell at the station who does a walk around check and deals with any write-ups (either own staff or contractors, depending on availability). If an AOG deve...

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by Horstroad
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 3973

Re: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?

The MD11 has little latches on the ceiling to keep it open, similar to those that hold your tray table up. The 777F has a strap around the curtain.

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by Horstroad
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 3973

Re: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?

I could have sworn that the MD-11F I flew on had a normal cockpit door, but maybe I was wrong. It does. But they were not upgraded to the bulletproof doors required for passenger operations. At my operator the door lock is still in place, but the key is always in the door knob... and there is a spa...

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