Most schools do a semester of General, two Airframe and two Powerplant. You can test for the airframe with out the powerplant just to get it done as soon as your school signs you off, or you can wait until you have the powerplant signoff and do them together. Best is to do the airfarme as soon as yo...Jump to post
It depends on the deals the MRO has with the OEM or customer Some contracts state that everything must come from the OEM. That is real common in the engine shops that do power by the hour contract work. It can depend on what the customer requires. Some state only OEM parts, others allow PMA approved...Jump to post
Yes there is a strong rumor DL is acquiring some used 717 for parts. I've heard the green time engines are the real target. I idea on the former operator, but I would bet the parked ones at Boeing Capital are the ones. The BR engine parts are still in short supply so I'm pretty sure there is a lot ...Jump to post
There are rules as to the relative spacing of adjacent doublers. If you have a single one installed and there is a nearby damage requiring another repair, you may have to remove the first one and make a single larger one. I've also seen at major checks entire skin sections replaced due to having a l...Jump to post
Why is the 737 fuselage built is Wichita? The simple answer is that is where the plant is. Up until the very recent past most of our US aviation production facilities were repurposed WWII vintage plants. In the 1960's these plants were only about 20 years old. They were large enough to build the nar...Jump to post
Also noticed it looks like Delta is starting to paint the rear of the cargo buildings across from Tech ops. Looks like changing the gray to navy, keeping the red stripe. Looks similar to the widget livery actually. Everything is getting painted in the Navy scheme. The street side of TOC 1 is done a...Jump to post
There’s been some talk on our pilot forums about Delta acquiring 15-20 Qantas 717s after the TA closes. Also heard they might be acquiring them for parts only. Anyone hear anything about this? Yes there is a strong rumor DL is acquiring some used 717 for parts. I've heard the green time engines are...Jump to post
I think it's more about how the Rolls Civil side is currently a drag on the company. With the widebody flying now coming back that will help with the cash flow from power by the hour. That being said I think this division is still very dysfunctional. They had major old guard purges in the pre pandem...Jump to post
Yes, there are manufacturer manuals for every aircraft type. Most major airlines also have customized manuals they have developed for internal use. Most routine work is on controlled job instruction work cards. When I started at DL the JIC were really only there to say whom did what. They captured t...Jump to post
https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221003-dlnw22roc Whoops, 319. Bad memory. I half think they’re flown to get some tails off of Boston for the night, not much space for any extra RONs on the field there. I believe those were done as BOS has a lack of parking space for DL. They have a large bank of fli...Jump to post
Some of that GSE stuff stays around for ever. I think the jet tug in this picture is still in use in BOS for Delta.
I've had a lot of experience repairing lightning strikes. I would call this extreme damage. Most damage is a small burn mark or at most a pin hole for fuselage damage. For wing and stab trailing edges it is not uncommon to see a static wick completely exploded off, but not usually this bad.Jump to post
Maybe its being discussed already. But how are they losing so much money when then are sole providers of engines to some of the hottest selling aircraft in the world ? A lot of the cash flow also comes from 'Power By the Hour' contracts. You don't make much money when most of the world's widebody f...Jump to post
Prost wrote:There is a 757 on SEA-CUN which surprises me as that is a fairly long flight.
A lot of people here really have no grasp of the logistics of a issue like an entire terminal of gates going inop at a NYC airport. "Just park them at other terminals", "Just remote park and bus them". There is zero empty gate space at JFK during the afternoon evening Internation...Jump to post
Also too, what about overhead bins? I'd assume they may need to be reconfigured also to mimc the new seating contours? The bins would likely not get reconfiged. The PSU panels on the undersides of the bins might nave to get moved around, but the bins would remain as they are as long as the 'monumen...Jump to post
Delta used to be proud of it's ATL jet Overhaul base. I used to admire the infrastructure and aircraft being serviced waiting to take off. I believe there is a paint hanger at the east end of the complex. Odd that DL planes are sent to Podunk airports to be painted on the cheap. Paint had to be mos...Jump to post
We stored most of our removed insulation blankets in a big blue dumpster. When it was time to reinstall them we ordered new ones. Yes they can be reused but most of our belly insulation was very nasty and it just wasn't worth the time to try and clean it an re install it. If we were going to reuse i...Jump to post
It certainly is different than adding more NG’s. It has a completely different engine to start. Irrelevant, DL will be the MRO for it's own LEAP engines. Again, streamlined. Isn't adding a different type of engine to be maintained basically the opposite of streamlining? I don't understand how anyon...Jump to post
jetwet1 wrote:Outsider question.
How senior does LHR bid for the US3 ?
Velocirapture wrote:LAXintl wrote:...However, the fleet does get rotated out. There was a swap of tails about a year ago with replacement frames from the CONUS.
That's correct. IIRC, the aircraft are swapped about every 18-24 months.
It’s supposedly a 2 year ramp up to 80, so 72 for 2023 and 80 for 2024. Thanks for sharing this detail. Quite the protracted ramp-up indeed. If memory serves me correctly, DL’s third party MRO were previously able to on-board 40+ 717s in 2014, which included more extensive work than these reactivat...Jump to post
Single day trip is only $14,500. The 5 -8 day on to the south pole is $98,000 to $104,000.Jump to post
I hope that other operators of the A380 are being made aware of the issue and potential need for inspection/repairs. I’m scheduled to fly on the QR A380 in six weeks so watching with interest! Yes, I’m sure they will all read this thread. They should all have received the same Airworthiness Directi...Jump to post
MD88 used to use sandbags for light loads. Yes they were bags filled with sand in the fwd hold. We also had to use them for every test flight out of a HMV check. I think they just stay at a station when they are not needed anymore. Every station likely has a pallet of them sitting waiting. I know we...Jump to post
Finding the strikes can be a little tough sometimes. They can go undetected for days since they can be very small burn marks or can be a missing static wick way up on the tail. You kind of have to know how many are mounted on there to know if one is missing. The ones I've found usually are the voice...Jump to post
Those two airplanes will be pretty well gutted in the conversion I would think. All of the avionics will be changed out to what ever the military wants. They are likely only reusing the shell of those aircraft.Jump to post
The new B-21 might be the largest in production quad now. It's hard to tell if it's a quad, but the B-2 was so, I'm guessing the B-21 also is. For the original question I would think for commercial, last time a land based largest plane was a twin, it might be the DC 3. The JU-52 was also a pre WWII ...Jump to post
Rumor has it LAX-AKL was announced at a company event. If true this would be a major announcement. AKL? I’m just curious but since they’d likely have little feed on the AKL end due to a lack of partner in that region, is there like an explosion of tourism or business in NZ? Because that’s the only ...Jump to post
Delta has bought a lot of airplanes over the years from other operators. Before the ones mentioned there were also Ex Eastern 727 and L-1011 in the fleet. I also recall there were a few 767 and 737 Classics that were second operator airframes.Jump to post
It might also be they just are out of space to keep the plane on the ramp in BOS for another overnight. A station like that can only accommodate maybe 15 mainline overnights. That's with every gate full and a bunch of remote parks. There are just so many remote parks to go around all the airlines. A...Jump to post
ETOPS is a costly status to maintain if you don't really need it. There is a lot of training and record keeping. Many of the aircraft's components require specific maintenance, which is an added cost. These components are in just about every system that would cause a plane to divert. Yes that inclu...Jump to post
ETOPS is a costly status to maintain if you don't really need it. There is a lot of training and record keeping. Many of the aircraft's components require specific maintenance, which is an added cost. These components are in just about every system that would cause a plane to divert. Yes that includ...Jump to post
Even with out seeing the pic I can say they are the fuel tubes for fueling, defueling and transferring fuel between the wing tanks and the center tank. The plane has one central fuel panel on the right wing so all the fuel goes into that manifold system you are looking at. From there it moves to the...Jump to post
Looks to be the remains of the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum. Most of the planes in the image were transferred to other facilities around 2017 per wiki. Some were scrapped in place.Jump to post
Was able to find a picture of 3951/ N951DX. Looks like she’s got the standard winglets, and the mid exit doors. https://www.planepictures.net/a/168/55/1658205006.jpg Looks like the mid exit doors are plugged The doors are not plugged, they are deactivated. If they were plugged they would have a ful...Jump to post
It could also be a cargo contract. They may have a standing order for cargo that would weight limit the plane. It usually only happens on mainline flights but it can happen on a regional also.Jump to post
Not many airframes reach the cycle limits before they are removed from service. Usually the cost of the next Heavy Mtc Check is the factor of retirement. The aircraft could be even two majors away from the cycle limits but the projected costs of the next check can be higher than the operator finds e...Jump to post
The Airbus repair kits can be purchased by an airline or MRO, not just for use by Airbus Tech Services. I recall one of our A320 had a tail jack slip up through the fuselage and we used a repair kit to fix it. With Boeing you are either calling them to do it, or coming up with the repair through you...Jump to post
I had a good laugh when we were informed that all portable stairs must be removed six feet from the aircraft, for security reasons, if it was unattended on our ramp. I guess terrorists can only push them five feet. I don't see the logic of the jetways. They are SIDA badge controlled at the terminal ...Jump to post
The A350-1000 is another engine type, XWB-97. Yes, it's a close cousin to the XWB-84 that is on the -900, but it's another type. I'm not sure of the differences, but it does have it's own engine manual. I would suspect there are quite a few differences that dictate it's own manual. Many of the exter...Jump to post
Maybe DL is trying to up their game in BOS but doesn’t have the space in BOS to RON or doesn’t want to pay to RON in BOS so they’re keeping the plane close by in ROC while also creating a new connection. I'm willing to bet this is likely it. The timing of the ROC departure is odd (although it would...Jump to post
Less exciting but BOS-ROC on the 319. https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221003-dlnw22roc Upgauging ATL-LOS makes sense with JFK-LOS being cut. This is a route that I’ve been hoping to see launched for the better half of the last decade. Excited to finally see ROC-BOS come to fruition, in an Airbus no ...Jump to post
It looks like a VHF blade antenna. I would guess for a Number 3 VHF radio for ACARS.
9526 to exit storage today https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n967at This will bring the active 717 fleet up to 65. Its the first 717 to be reactivated in about 6 months. The plan was 64 for Summer 2022, and the most recent plan / guidance was at least 80 for Summer 2023. What work is spec...Jump to post
A lot of 8-10 hour ground time mtc is done in hubs. A lot of times it doesn't take the entire allotted ground time to do the scheduled task. Once the work is complete, Mtc releases the plane back to Operations and it becomes a spare since it was not planned to be available.Jump to post
I'm a Riddle grad with an AMT related degree. While I was there worked for the Admissions Dept. I'm sure some things have changed, but many things sound similar. Yes, get your PPL or at least start seriously working on it. Plan on trying to fly at least twice a week, any less and you will just be wa...Jump to post
You guys left out one big military engine cross overs. The F101 from the B1 program became the F110 (numerous fighters) and the F118 (B-2) all relate to the development of the civilian CFM 56 core.Jump to post
The HEPA filters do catch a lot. Just like your huge home a/c filters catch a lot (that filter is close to the size of the ones on most airplanes). But you still have dust in your house. Same is true on an airplane. Now if we increased the flow rate in the airplane to near hurricane speed they would...Jump to post
Yes, DFW has flights to more cities than ATL. But ATL moved 13 million more passengers. Last stat date is 2021 numbers. J
Just shows how many small jets AA is still flying.