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by celestar345
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airlines test fly planes before buying a new type?
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Re: Do airlines test fly planes before buying a new type?

Depends on airline with what acceptance policies - some will have a dedicated test pilot group whose job is solely doing aircraft checkouts, while some are line pilots being brought over to perform flights with additional duties. I have worked with some test pilots and got to say they know the aircr...

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by celestar345
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Collins Diamond Seat Family Weights
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Collins Diamond Seat Family Weights

Unlikely you will get an answer - these companies don't like giving out any data even to those who have to work on their design problems! Never bothered weighting them, but 21kg is most likely an empty shell without IFE and all the seat electrical mechanism (also heavy once you add them all up). Als...

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by celestar345
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complicated, by design. But is it really?
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

Re: Complicated, by design. But is it really?

Aircraft are designed with safety in mind - one thing is having redundancy system incase of hardware or software failure. This casuss the whole thing to be much more complicated. When comparing with a smartphone - you won't have three sd cards for data storage or three sim cards in case one give up.

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by celestar345
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?

That is very interesting, 77west. Can you or someone else elaborate on "rating plugs." Are these the same as "ID" plugs. ? http://nandang-smart.blogspot.com/2014/09/cfm56-7b-identification-plug.html That's the one. Give the engine manufacturer some money, and they will give you ...

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by celestar345
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Assembling a fleet of used aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: Assembling a fleet of used aircraft

From an interview with the Midwest Express CEO many years ago, I learned that - as long as the airline has seats on property and planes where the seats are - reconfiguration can basically be done overnight. That must be many many moons ago - on modern airliner with complicated IFE system it would t...

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by celestar345
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1372
Views: 215405

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

I'm gonna assume that the PE seats don't require the extensive engineering involved with Polaris and could easily be completed internally, or outsourced without having to go to HKG. When Polaris is initially installed in a 767 it's essentially an entire retrofit of the entire cabin and a BIG job. T...

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by celestar345
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3413

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

Questions about the horizontal stabilizer tank: 1) on planes that had/have the horizontal stabilizer tank, is that used primarily for feeding the APU? The APU would feed off the tank which is used up last - say after landing the aircraft is parked overnight, and you want to be able to start up the ...

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by celestar345
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't airline makers follow the lead of the Lockheed L-1011 and use stabilators instead of THS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Why didn't airline makers follow the lead of the Lockheed L-1011 and use stabilators instead of THS?

DLC was one of the more notable 'ahead' features on the TriStar compared to other jetliners, in addition to some of its manufacturing methods. The all-flying stabilizer (stabilator) doesn't really rank as highly, as it has appeared on many types of aircraft and is featured heavily on fighters. I pe...

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by celestar345
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1372
Views: 215405

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

kaitakfan wrote:
Does anyone have an idea when N662UA should be out of mod in HKG? Thanks!


Supposedly finish the mod before 20th, but when it's flying out depends on other factors....

You left something onboard? The old Diamond seats are gone~~ 8-)

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by celestar345
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

The 737 has been good to me. The A32X series not so much. E175/190s aren't bad if you know what interface card does what and when. (Novice techs will be firing the parts cannon) 747, 757, 767 aren't bad. MD80s are hit or miss. The CRJ can get left in the grass as a fire training object. I always th...

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by celestar345
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3413

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

tommy1808 wrote:
Aren't those just A319LR, the Airbus equivalent to the 737-700ER? I think AF had a small number too for those too long for a normal NB, to thin for a WB routes.

Best regards
Thomas


Mostly ACJs, I worked on one before with 4 installed, 2 in front and 2 in the rear hold.

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by celestar345
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3413

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

The center wing tanks usually are the largest. On the 777 (-200LR/-F/-300ER) for example the center tank holds 184,480lb and the wing tanks 69,630lb each. I think some early versions of the 777 didn't use the space in the center wing box for fuel. The two compartments of the center tank in the wing...

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by celestar345
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

Just reading your story is terrifying. It's all in a day's work. These stories never stop coming in. Back when I was a newbie I was working with my teammate and he was rather unlucky - when we were disconnecting the fuel pressure transducer at engine FMU he got fuel sprayed all over his face, then ...

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by celestar345
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?
Replies: 31
Views: 2382

Re: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?

Oh, I wouldn’t say impossible. I’d say way too cost prohibitive to even consider it. Well, I supposed you could take the airframe apart, right back to a million separate parts and rebuild it …. at a cost of several times that of a new airframe, but both Boeing and Air Canada Technical Services (tha...

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by celestar345
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

Never worked on a Douglas airplane fr8mech, but I've worked my share of hydraulic leaks. Never met a mechanic yet that had anything good to say about LD4. It's fantastic as a torturing tool - going into the stabilizer compartment with a running APU, the LD4 fume will cause an all round burning sens...

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by celestar345
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?
Replies: 31
Views: 2382

Re: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?

For 767 (I assume same for 757) the RAT drives the center hydraulic, and the hydraulic motor generator gives out electricity from hydraulic power. No, on both the B757 and B767 the flight controls are powered directly by the RAT. Our B767's do have a Hydraulic Motor Generator (HMG) and does run off...

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by celestar345
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1372
Views: 215405

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

United updated its schedule: -The only mainland China that will operate this winter is the 4x weekly SFO-PVG flight that stops in ICN. All UA flights to PEK and CTU are completely gone. Was Chengdu a leisure or business-oriented route when it operated? I'm sure PEK will come back once China's entry...

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by celestar345
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1315
Views: 297754

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

FWIW, that video was shot in May, 2021. ;) Same question, any damage to UA aircraft? Otherwise what was the point of posting that here? The airport reported 5 hail events in 2021 when the post was made. Aircraft pulled out, had hail damage. The MX centers in China were evaluating hail damage on wid...

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by celestar345
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

Horstroad wrote:
but I don't recall anything that took some big brains to solve.


To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.

When the system fails to operate and no EICAS/ECAM message, that's where the real fun begins....

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by celestar345
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?
Replies: 31
Views: 2382

Re: Which airliners have ram air turbines. Which power hydraulics and which provide electricity?

fr8mech wrote:
The B767 and The B757 have a RAT that drives the center hydraulic system to provide power for the flight controls.


For 767 (I assume same for 757) the RAT drives the center hydraulic, and the hydraulic motor generator gives out electricity from hydraulic power.

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by celestar345
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-seat outlets and GFCI Testers
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: In-seat outlets and GFCI Testers

For most outlets I have worked on if any fault occurs it will only take out the outlet in that particular seat - other outlets in the same row are not affected despite supplied from the same converter box. And the converter box takes power from one phase of the 3-phase 115V 400hz, the wiring rotates...

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by celestar345
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1315
Views: 297754

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

N66051 767-400 scheduled to exit ROW storage and ferry ROW-SFO-HNL-GUM-HKG for MX 02Sep. Down to 4 767-400’s in storage. i wonder what the plan is for 763? Bring the rest of 764 out of storage before finishing the retro fits on the remaining 5, 763? i know it came out they wanted those 5 763 done b...

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by celestar345
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about cockpit audio warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Question about cockpit audio warning

I was watching some windshear videos on YouTube and then I started thinking: would additional audio warning be helpful in reducing pilot error or just pilot load in general? Let say that a pilot lower their flaps to 15, then there's a "FLAP DOWN 15" audio warning just to remind the pilot ...

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by celestar345
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46444

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

There is no reason for an airworthy aircraft to override safety locks select gear up whilst still on the ground. To override you just press a button in the cockpit next to the landing gear lever. With hydraulic power and no downlock pit it will retract. Actually it won't be airworthy if it doesn't ...

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by celestar345
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?

LH707330 wrote:
All you need to do is multiply or divide the right numbers by 2.2 to get what you need. Just ask the team at Air Canada :P


Working at a MRO with US-registered and Non-US registered aircraft we have constant mental challenge for performing tests such as engine suction feed and GFI tests....

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by celestar345
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

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. Since loading Toolbox Mobile Library on my laptop th...

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by celestar345
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

T54A wrote:
I'm 6'3, and judging by the scars on my head from climbing in and out of A340 seats, I wish I was 5'2


Try the 737, with all those switches and buttons on top you get more than scars...
Everytime when I hit them I would have no idea what switch/buttons the were

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by celestar345
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46444

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

A technical briefing to engineers and mechanics explaining the functionality of both holes should be suffice instead of making timeconsuming modifications imho...That should make them think twice into sticking the correct pin in the correct hole. The Human Factor Dirty Dozen + Murphy's Law = Unless...

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by celestar345
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2572

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

extender wrote:
celestar345 wrote:
Even the 787 has issue with the paint adhesion on earlier line number aircraft... was a shocking scene seeing nearly 1/4 of wing surface has the paint gone.


They still do. Resin sweeps are a joke.


Ooh.....

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by celestar345
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

Sliding down the exhaust for the first time to remove panel for changing the ignitor plug... and forgot to keep my head down... You hit your head on the cookie cutter? Regards, JetMech Almost, only an inch away from being sliced. Sitting on the 787 stabiliser when doing travel test was another fun ...

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by celestar345
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

Dear all, This is a highly interesting read even though I am not an aviation professional. One side question arises: 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 in...

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by celestar345
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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

The 777 has the overhead CB panel on the flight deck, there are 7 CB panels in the main equipment center, each of the 4 flight control power supply assemblies has a set of circuit breakers (one of the four is located in the fwd lower cargo door frame), there are additional circuit breakers in each ...

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by celestar345
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

I've heard that there are height requirements for FA's but I'm not sure if there is a height restriction for pilots. So, I did some googling and found this https://www.fedweek.com/armed-forces-news/height-requirement-for-pilots-relaxed/ Apparently, until last year you had to be at least 5'4 and not...

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by celestar345
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the 2nd gen 777 have any exterior lighting differences from 1st gen?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: Does the 2nd gen 777 have any exterior lighting differences from 1st gen?

The wing landing lights on the 777 have a reduced voltage heating circuit that keeps the bulbs from shattering when turning them on cold soaked. Changing to LED replacement bulbs would need to deactivate this circuit and then reactivate when an LED is not available and an incandescent bulb is insta...

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by celestar345
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Re: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?

fr8mech wrote:
Ha, I would’ve sworn that was a B767 when I read your post. Damn ducts in the fwd pit, left sidewall are always separating at the coupling.


Which duct? There are so many ducts around that area.... and on older 767 the amount of tape repair on the ducts are just beyond belief.....

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by celestar345
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2572

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

Composites have been around for decades, even the A300 has composites on flight control surfaces. But it's till B787/A350 where it's used on the fuselage so some new conditions will only appear as days pass by. Even the 787 has issue with the paint adhesion on earlier line number aircraft... was a s...

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by celestar345
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 71
Views: 12827

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. Rarely work on Airbus so can't ...

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by celestar345
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the 2nd gen 777 have any exterior lighting differences from 1st gen?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: Does the 2nd gen 777 have any exterior lighting differences from 1st gen?

Niloko wrote:
Are the LED retrofits available for 772 and 773 too? Because I've never seen them with one


Not worth the effort...

Yes LED have a longer lifespan but light bulbs are waaaaayyyy cheaper.

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by celestar345
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

That's cool. So, I wonder if UA will hold off slightly on it the HA units until 2 class birds have excess seats removed. There will be 85 E+/Y seats coming off the current 2 class birds for the 76L configuration. UA will probably reuse these seats on the HA aircraft - it would two aircraft to get e...

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by celestar345
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

calpsafltskeds wrote:
N26902 entered HKG 2783/16Aug, usually maint done in PVG, doen't see a ferry to PVG sked


Performing C Check + GCS Mod at HKG

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by celestar345
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It could have just been my perception, but it seemed narrower as did the entry way. Regardless it’s a beautiful seat and cabin. It is not narrower. It's MUCH narrower so it's a pain to work inside the cabin after the seats are installed. Still... it looks nice so that's what matter! Thanks for the ...

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by celestar345
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

6451 is actually in service. 6447 is the other in HKG. 6441, 6454, and 6460 are the remaining 3 class. Doh! Got them mixed up! Thanks for the info. (Why don't I just go and check?) Regarding the older 763's, someone on one of the threads said that Kirby was not a fan and wanted to get new a/c to ph...

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by celestar345
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Whats the latest update with the Polaris retrofits? how many planes have the new Polaris now? 77W 772 763 764-NA 788-NA 789-NA 77W - 17 (all, 1 on order) 772 - 3/55 (3 in mod) 763 - 9/35 (2 in mod, 3 on order) The last three 763 Polaris mod are the 3x Hawaiian purchase? 6442 just arrived, and 6451 ...

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by celestar345
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Didn’t UA put LED lighting in the 767-300ERs? Didn’t UA put LED lighting in the 767-300ERs? No. Even on the aircraft with LED lighting, UA barely makes use of it, sticking mostly to the blue palette aside from a few minutes after takeoff and at top of descent when the cabin cycles through an orange...

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by celestar345
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The 3 class birds are being gutted head to toe which takes more time. A huge amount of manhour in fact... when opening them up they look more destined to the scrapyard than being upgraded.... 772: The HA aircraft replacing N659UA make sense, but make take longer than previous to convert. Easier sai...

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by celestar345
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763: N647UA sked to enter HKG Plaris mod 2742/23Jun N651UA sked to exit HKG Polaris mod 2771/23Jun - Looks like attempt #5 to exit cleared of any issues Should be interesting to see if N659UA gets out on first try. Aircraft previous to 6451 haven’t really had problems. 6459 should be having a test ...

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by celestar345
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Dude it already had 3 test flights with an Engine Change. It still needs another test flight. Unreal..... Which would you prefer - shake out all the problems and issues now or get it out and discover them down when it's flying over the Pacific? To be honest when these aircraft come in they look mor...

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by celestar345
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 390600

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

snuggs28 wrote:
6451 Delayed again.... :o :shock:


Not surprising... given the age of the aircraft when undergoing a HMV and such a heavy makeover you are bound to discover tons of problem!

And also better to discover all the problems before re-entering service than having issues down the line huh?

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by celestar345
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets on the 762 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Winglets on the 762 ?

http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/p ... _300er.php

Only 763ER I am afraid....
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Quick answer... Nope!

http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/p ... _300er.php

Only 763ER I am afraid....

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by celestar345
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux LX-VCF grounded by helicopter load fuel leak.
Replies: 28
Views: 13815

Re: Cargolux LX-VCF grounded by helicopter load fuel leak.

Aircraft are quite tolerant of fuel leaks in side the pressure vessel. I had a 747-400 with a leak at the tailtank and the whole area under the 'bulk' compartment (hold 5) was awash with jet fuel. The tail-tank was made inop and the fuel line capped. The water- truck was called in and water was pum...

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