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by 767eng
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 (G-XLEC) - Near Miss Over China?
Replies: 28
Views: 23475

RE: BA A380 (G-XLEC) - Near Miss Over China?

Something doesn't quite add up - you say you looked out of the right side window and saw an A321 banking hard left very close to your A380. This would bring the A321 closer to you not away from you. 63K is just aft of Door 2 on the upper deck and the view from the window is dominated by the huge win...

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by 767eng
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 ELT Disable / Removal. Can They Still Fly!
Replies: 34
Views: 16373

RE: B787 ELT Disable / Removal. Can They Still Fly!

They'll install a portable ELT in its place for the time being.

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by 767eng
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A320s Will Use Runway Overrun Protection System
Replies: 31
Views: 17962

RE: AA A320s Will Use Runway Overrun Protection System

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/strfyr51" class="quote" target="_blank">strfyr51</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> There's a lot o...

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by 767eng
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easa 66 Training Videos.
Replies: 9
Views: 5681

RE: Easa 66 Training Videos.

I agree with HAWK21M My plan would be - re-introduce Oral examinations. Perhaps just for Modules 11,13,15,17. Produce an simple syllabus with an approved reading list. Get rid of questions on obsolete systems such as LORAN C and other such crap from the database. As Hawk says, introduce a series of ...

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by 767eng
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steering The Main Landing Gear
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

RE: Steering The Main Landing Gear

The A380 body gear also has steering on the rear axle each side. Very similar in operation to the 777

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by 767eng
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA 767 Cabins
Replies: 24
Views: 29977

RE: New BA 767 Cabins

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by 767eng
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: T/R Overide Switch On RB211-535E4
Replies: 7
Views: 6077

RE: T/R Overide Switch On RB211-535E4

It is exactly as Steve says, originally you needed Oil Pressure (ie engine running) to deploy the reverser. To allow maintenance to deploy without the engine running the override switch was fitted. We did the mod to remove the oil pressure signal as it was another failure path for the reverser in no...

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by 767eng
Tue May 15, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Dangerous Is Skydrol
Replies: 38
Views: 45114

RE: How Dangerous Is Skydrol

It's hateful stuff, destroys most protective gloves and you never really get it off of your skin properly by washing. Needs to sweat out. I once drove home not realising a little had remained on my skin even after a good washup. Resulted in the coating of my steering wheel peeling off. Our lot used ...

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by 767eng
Tue May 08, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ice Pilots' Arnie Schreder Dies
Replies: 22
Views: 28099

RE: Ice Pilots' Arnie Schreder Dies

RIP Arnie, that's put a dampner on my day.

Sad to see him go but they will give him a great send off.

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by 767eng
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Fly To Serve - What Happened?
Replies: 44
Views: 17080

RE: BA To Fly To Serve - What Happened?

Those 2012 decals by the Airbus rear doors are being changed as they start to peel off, they seem to be lasting ok but obviously are never going to last like a paint job does. The biggest problem with them is location - they are in an area that gets dirty really quick and the current scheme of givin...

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by 767eng
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Damage To Static Port Area - Rvsm Compromised.
Replies: 15
Views: 7227

RE: Damage To Static Port Area - Rvsm Compromised.

I'm not sure, I've seen a couple of aircraft with scab patches encroaching into the RVSM area around the static ports but still flying RVSM with the repair approved and permanent. We've also replaced and entire skin panel on a 320 because someone hit the RVSM area with a set of steps and dented it b...

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by 767eng
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow Immigration Staffing
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

RE: Heathrow Immigration Staffing

Cost cutting by successive governments is mainly to blame.

It's driving the airlines mad but there is nothing they can do about it if the political will isn't there.

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by 767eng
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic UK Regional Airways
Replies: 57
Views: 16332

RE: Virgin Atlantic UK Regional Airways

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aamd11" class="quote" target="_blank">aamd11</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>I'm curious - what slots would <acronym titl...

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by 767eng
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?
Replies: 14
Views: 11591

RE: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?

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by 767eng
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?
Replies: 14
Views: 11591

RE: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?

Don't know, the Private Air thing is just from the rumour mill but 90% sure it's the truth.

I'd imagine it would be an addition to the fleet as IEE is still immaculate.

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by 767eng
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?
Replies: 14
Views: 11591

RE: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?

p.s. As to why they've offloaded this one before AVI or AVN - not a clue!

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by 767eng
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?
Replies: 14
Views: 11591

RE: Openskies F-GPEJ Out Of Service?

It has been sold to I believe Private Air. It's currently languishing at the British Airways maintenance base at London <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> waiting for one of it's engines and the undercarriage to come back from overhaul. I drove past a few d...

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by 767eng
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Converted Thales BA 772 Airborne
Replies: 33
Views: 17071

RE: 1st Converted Thales BA 772 Airborne

I've heard that the 767 update won't include the same Thales IFE as the 777. Seems a bit odd to throw so much money at the 767 fleet when they only have a couple of years to retirement. The GMIS to Thales update was desperately needed as customer satisfaction on the GMIS equipment was extrememly low...

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by 767eng
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cracks Found In A380s During Qantas Repairs
Replies: 93
Views: 50168

RE: Cracks Found In A380s During Qantas Repairs

Just under half the wing ribs on the A380 are manufactured from Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) with the rest being made from Aluminium. I'd guess it's the Aluminium ones that are cracking, if Airbus are suggesting re-inspections every 4 years then there doesn't appear to be much worry about ...

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by 767eng
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 "Star Trek Theme" First Class Mockup
Replies: 28
Views: 22687

RE: A380 "Star Trek Theme" First Class Mockup

I love the fact that the Daily Mail can't even spell Qantas correctly in their URL  

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by 767eng
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200 Gear Extention
Replies: 15
Views: 6832

RE: 747-200 Gear Extention

I guess with a freighter you can get away with just cable tying a camera to the nose gear!

Great video though, very impressed with the camera quality given the way its held on.

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by 767eng
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 - Likely New Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 26462

RE: BA A380 - Likely New Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MANfan" class="quote" target="_blank">MANfan</a> (<a href="#64" class="quote">Reply 64</a>):<br/><i>I am lead to believe this is not the case. T...

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by 767eng
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 - Likely New Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 26462

RE: BA A380 - Likely New Routes

Thanks Speedmarque, another very slight thread drift  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> The <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 767 refits, I've heard the Rockwell Collins AVOD is going but the replac...

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by 767eng
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 - Likely New Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 26462

RE: BA A380 - Likely New Routes

speedmarque is right

2-3-2 for the Club on the upper deck.

Slight drift but does anyone know what Club seats they're sticking into the revamped 767 interiors?

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by 767eng
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 - Likely New Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 26462

RE: BA A380 - Likely New Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/something" class="quote" target="_blank">something</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>Too bad really. Now all my hope is on ...

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by 767eng
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric Wheel Drive On Planes
Replies: 20
Views: 6296

RE: Electric Wheel Drive On Planes

Did they replace the brake unit with this drive motor?

I can see the potential but I can also see the downsides. Great link thanks.

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by 767eng
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 - Likely New Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 26462

RE: BA A380 - Likely New Routes

I was told a couple of weeks back <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will be doing <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Barcelona (- El Prat) (BCN / LEBL), Spain">BCN</acronym> rotations with A320 sized pax loads to begin with. Layo...

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by 767eng
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looks Like CZ Is Using 3+5+3 In Their A380s.
Replies: 38
Views: 16168

RE: Looks Like CZ Is Using 3+5+3 In Their A380s.

I believe <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will go for the 3-4-3 on the main deck and 2-4-2 on the upper deck for the economy seats too. Should give them around 300 econ pax if they go for the usual ratios of 1st , Biz, <acronym title="Nigeria Airways">WT</acronym>+ Can't see 3-5-3 ever...

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by 767eng
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LOT 767 Belly Landing First Investigation Report
Replies: 40
Views: 15597

RE: LOT 767 Belly Landing First Investigation Report

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tristarsteve" class="quote" target="_blank">Tristarsteve</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>What like an Airbus? The A320 sa...

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by 767eng
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LOT 767 Belly Landing First Investigation Report
Replies: 40
Views: 15597

RE: LOT 767 Belly Landing First Investigation Report

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EGGD" class="quote" target="_blank">EGGD</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I wonder had it not been a technical fault that ca...

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by 767eng
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Requirements For 13+ Hour 77W Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 33059

RE: Crew Requirements For 13+ Hour 77W Flight?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/speedmarque" class="quote" target="_blank">speedmarque</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Interesting. As far as I can see i...

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by 767eng
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread #10
Replies: 245
Views: 65528

RE: A380 Production Thread #10

Does anyone know how far ahead the separate sections are built. ie for <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s 2013 2nd quarter delivery when would they start knocking up the fuselage/wings/tail sections? I was lucky enough to have a tour of the Aircelle facility in Toulouse where they pre-r...

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by 767eng
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways - No More A319s At LGW?
Replies: 41
Views: 10060

RE: British Airways - No More A319s At LGW?

skipness is spot on, the 737 fleet is the most cost effective way of running Gatwick. They've got plenty of life left in them so why go to the expense of replacing them with new A319s?

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by 767eng
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Disco Flashing Reading Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 4091

RE: Disco Flashing Reading Lights

It's because the system is run on a multiplex basis which saves on wiring , all the signals are sent down the same wires but seperated into chunks of data. This data is timed by something called a column timer decoder which in laymans terms is a clock based unit which takes each portion of data and ...

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by 767eng
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South America Volcano Eruption - EZE Closed?
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

RE: South America Volcano Eruption - EZE Closed?

http://news.ph.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5569852

Seems it has erupted yet again and is affecting the local airspace.

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by 767eng
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aluminium Wiring In Aircraft.
Replies: 34
Views: 18320

RE: Aluminium Wiring In Aircraft.

Wear and tear my old friend , I've yet to see any form of aircraft wiring that isn't affected by time and intervention defects.

I could be proved wrong, who knows. Hopefully for my jobs sake they will continue to go wrong.

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by 767eng
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aluminium Wiring In Aircraft.
Replies: 34
Views: 18320

RE: Aluminium Wiring In Aircraft.

I've done Aluminium large Gauge splices on feeder cables in Boeing 757s many times before so using aluminium cables isn't new to Airbus or aircraft in general. You need a huge hydraulic hand pump to crimp the splices. I have no doubt though using aluminium for the small gauge wires will turn into a ...

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by 767eng
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 40202

RE: ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>I doubt there's electrics involved, since that wouldn't provide redundancy in the event of a complete electric failure. I suspect there's some sort of hydra...

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by 767eng
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA A380 Tyre Busted While Taxiing For Take-off
Replies: 28
Views: 16600

RE: SIA A380 Tyre Busted While Taxiing For Take-off

Probably a locked brake due to a split hose on the leg. They seem quite susceptible to bursting hoses on the landing gear.

I think a few operators have special checks on the ramp for the kevlar hoses on the A380

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by 767eng
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Testing Terminal 5 @ LHR
Replies: 26
Views: 13787

RE: Airbus A380 Testing Terminal 5 @ LHR

It's one of the Airbus test aircraft arriving Friday sometime leaving Sunday sometime. That's all I know.

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by 767eng
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Testing Terminal 5 @ LHR
Replies: 26
Views: 13787

Airbus A380 Testing Terminal 5 @ LHR

I hear <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> are testing ground ops on the A380 at the weekend using one of the Airbus test aircraft which will also be at the customer and staff open day. Anyone know when it's planned to touch down and when it's planning to fly back?<br/><br/><font size="-4"...

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by 767eng
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR News 7
Replies: 240
Views: 38678

RE: LHR News 7

G-BNWO was due to have the leading edge panel re-painted at the next suitable maint input, long cure time on the paint apparently. This is probably why it's like that.

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