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by Wacker1000
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air accident in MIA
Replies: 87
Views: 20771

Re: RED Air crash in MIA?

notaxonrotax wrote:
- That buffs right off!
- Is it a write out?

No Tax On Rotax


If you sneeze on an MD-80 it would be enough to write it off!

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by Wacker1000
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26036

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Wonder if either of the pilots owns a Mustang? Looks like someone forgot that they weren't leaving a cars and coffee.

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by Wacker1000
Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 37
Views: 6478

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

I believe Boeing deserves all the flak they can get for their behaviour the last couple of decades. But. It took a whole lot of smart people in and out of Boeing a whole lot of years to find out what if anything was wrong with those rudders. This was no «uncovering the dark secret of the evil short...

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by Wacker1000
Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire Pressure on A32X Family
Replies: 9
Views: 2600

Re: Tire Pressure on A32X Family

B777 tire pressures for maximum airplane gross weight in psig (sorted by MTOW): So Boeing also pretty much has the same trend for the family aircraft. Longer the jet, slightly lesser the pressure of the Nose wheel. As a first thought, it may be about lever arm and resulting momentum. Longer arm for...

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by Wacker1000
Wed Feb 02, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BA tail strike at LHR - A321neo
Replies: 22
Views: 7038

Re: Another BA tail strike at LHR - A321neo

Let me get a little off-topic: Back in 1998 an Olympic 747 was attempting to land at JFK and an outer engine either n° 1 or n° 4 scraped the runway just before touchdown. The mechanics inspected the engine, perhaps also did the required run-up and the plane was signed off for departure. What could ...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Catches Heat Over Non-Binary Gender Markers
Replies: 12
Views: 2769

Re: DL Catches Heat Over Non-Binary Gender Markers

Poor form on DLs behalf on not keeping up with the times, making a small change in recognition that makes a significant different to a group of people. The weights are way off anyways. But they can just use the male weight for safety But what if a large group of non-binary gender people of women we...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 58582

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=LL9nO035iRk


Do people really have nothing better to do with their lives than to turn someone's death into a video game reenactment?
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FlyingElvii wrote:
Audio:
Warning, this one could shake you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=LL9nO035iRk


Do people really have nothing better to do with their lives than to turn someone's death into a video game reenactment?

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by Wacker1000
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

What is an FMCG?

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by Wacker1000
Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final A320ceo Family Aircraft Delivered to Delta
Replies: 34
Views: 8537

Re: Final A320ceo Family Aircraft Delivered to Delta

I wonder if DL could retrofit their 321CEOs with ACTs during D checks or just plan on having one fleet incapable of true transcons. Their A220s have the range and it's odd to me to not do the same for the A321. DL would not of gotten a better deal on these 321CEOs because of the AA most favored cus...

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by Wacker1000
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 3171

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

johns624 wrote:
It appears the alleged shooter was on academic probation whose GPA was <2.0. He was stupid enough to post his plans on social media.


Clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed (thankfully). How hard do you have to try to get on academic probation at DeVry of the Sky?

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by Wacker1000
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Took Air France to MIA
Replies: 14
Views: 2425

Re: Took Air France to MIA

1, The wooden fork and knife is worthless. Impossible to cut the food or the bread in order to put butter on it with that knife. If continuing with those let customers know to bring their own because, these are worthless. It is on their website (under sustainability), and I would also like to see s...

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by Wacker1000
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 122
Views: 20675

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

AA was a dumpster fire when he took the helm and short of abandoning everything in DFW and moving HDQ to PHX, there was no chance of fixing any of the ingrained culture. Honestly I'm impressed he hung around this long. I'd have taken whatever money was on the table and bailed after a year or two.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 4197

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

Considering they're mostly parked - very safe.

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by Wacker1000
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuel driven actuators?
Replies: 14
Views: 2019

Re: Why fuel driven actuators?

dhawald3 wrote:
Why do Jet engine actuators like VSV, IGV are operated by fuel pressure and not pressure from the hydraulic system?


You double the chances of a system failure causing an ISFD if you do as you're describing. It is less safe.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5472

Re: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report

Well, AA believes it is about rank and file not doing job right. Two thirds of root case investigations from the sample they considered concluded that it is about human factors, aka rank and file messing up. You aren’t grasping AA, the manufacturer and the FAA sign off on AA’s maintenance program. ...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5472

Re: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report

This is the same airline that mixxed up A321 main tires with 777 nose tires (fun fact - they are interchangeable...sort of) and managed to fly a non-ETOPS A321 to Hawaii. Are you surprised?

If it can be done in today's industry, I'd put money on AA being the one to do it.

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by Wacker1000
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 36128

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

The AA vaccination rate isn't surprising - this is the same employee group that has a large number of people that still believe flight 800 was a cover-up. Tin foil hat much?

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by Wacker1000
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?

Snubbers are optional equipment on some fleets. The downside to not having them is the potential for additional noise and vibration until the tires stop spinning.

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by Wacker1000
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Software as a service and Commercial Airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Software as a service and Commercial Airliners

If you press the MCDU's up arrow three times, the left arrow once, and press down and right arrows simultaneously two times, you get a hidden menu to turn options on and off. Very convenient for adding more takeoff weight, range, etc.

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by Wacker1000
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7505

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

It’s also investing and code-sharing with JetSMART of Chile. AA doesn’t appear to be concerned with partnering with LCCs. It seems AA is working hard to take its own service standards down to LCC levels anyway, rather than encouraging those budget airlines to raise theirs. I'd argue that these LCC ...

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by Wacker1000
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5892

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

TXL and THF - both went from the easiest way in and out of town to closed.

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by Wacker1000
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airlines establishes low cost arm Uzbekistan Express
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

Re: Uzbekistan Airlines establishes low cost arm Uzbekistan Express

Good luck to them but they probably should have looked at how well Song, Metrojet, Ted, etc worked out.

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by Wacker1000
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2752

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

rjsampson wrote:
Energy going out the tailpipe is hardly wasted: It provides THRUST.


Maybe in 1950s jet engine technology - not relevant on almost everything produced today.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2752

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

I always like to explain the basics of a jet engine comparing it to a blow torch, once the fuel is ignited the fire remains lit until the fuel is shut off, increase the amount of fuel, the larger the flame. ^This There is no "exploding". Fuel is being burned to add energy to already compr...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3944

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

LCDFlight wrote:
Things were built to last 100 years.


I wouldn't put it past rampers to challenge that claim. "100 years" = about 3 months on the modern ramp. ;)

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by Wacker1000
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Say hello to the "Green Africa" airline. AOC received.
Replies: 20
Views: 3193

Re: Say hello to the "Green Africa" airline. AOC received.

I think they will do well. A deceased uncle I didn't know about apparently invested in them a few years ago. They must be loaded with cash as they tracked me down via email asking to return the excess funds from his investment. I provided the necessary bank info - will let everyone know how it works...

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by Wacker1000
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.
Replies: 49
Views: 11518

Re: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.

You are not alone. I'm sure plenty feel the other way. Last I checked there was a lot of LAA below Parker.... I don't think there is anything left of American but the name - which still fools a lot the traveling public who remember the good 'ole days. The legacy cost structure, egotistic internal s...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 65715

Re: Spirts current situation

Hopefully everyone is enjoying their $27.95 fare. Legacies definitely have cost structure issues but there is still reasoning behind why flying costs more than Greyhound or Amtrak.

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by Wacker1000
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX electrical system
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: 737 MAX electrical system

They installed a third hamster wheel to satisfy modern redundancy requirements. If you lose all three hamsters, you have to manually crank a knob.

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by Wacker1000
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3944

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

hitower3 wrote:
What would the "burn rate" on the sticker specify?


Pretty much anything that goes inside of an airplane has some certification for flame propagation, self extinguishing, and how long it can contain a fire.

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by Wacker1000
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2416

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

DIRECTFLT wrote:
What is "kit"? Is that a US term??


Yes except the "k" makes a "sh" sound.

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by Wacker1000
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5265

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

We have too many anti vaxxers in the U.S especially with the Delta Variant. We are seeing two America’s emerge. The more unvaccinated zones will face new outbreaks and COVID19 issues this fall and winter. We are headed for more restrictions and lockdowns this fall and winter unless we get more peop...

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by Wacker1000
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 4262

Re: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?

Doesn't really matter what PW's plans are, so much as why would Boeing/Airbus/etc have any reason to take a risk on them, after so many screw-ups in the widebody segment? PW4098? PW4173? PW4090 emissions? Big reason the OEMs have been gun shy-- PW hasn't been on an all-new widebody in more than a q...

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by Wacker1000
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4538

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

richcandy wrote:
Ok so my questions are do all 320's have outward opening cargo doors and do all 737's have inward opening doors.



A320F main cargo doors open out and bulk cargo door opens in. All 737 cargo doors open in.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17571

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

In the end the company and the union/pilots will work together to understand what happened and do what needs to be done to make it a safer and better operation because that is in the best interests of both parties. It'll go something like this: -Crew will say it is the company's fault -Company will...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17571

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

About pAAr for the course. Something about a monkey and a football.....

Someone thought they were commuting to work on 183.

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by Wacker1000
Tue May 25, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How common is significant over fueling?
Replies: 15
Views: 3155

Re: How common is significant over fueling?

Anyway, the captain stated during one of his announcements that this was "unprecedented" so it led me to wonder how often a mistake of this degree typically occurs. It doesn't happen often but considering your average fueler isn't exactly a Rhodes Scholar, it isn't "unprecedented&quo...

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by Wacker1000
Wed May 05, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: Amtrak turns 50

I don't get why you care about profitability for Amtrak. Amtrak has a steady amount of growing users as well. Again why do care about profit if trains can move people. Are highways profitable? Because I don't enjoy more of my paycheck going to ever increases taxes and nothing good coming of it. It ...

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by Wacker1000
Tue May 04, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: Amtrak turns 50

Are highways profitable? (hint look at the highway trust fund) They serve a much greater percentage of the population and there is a demand for them. I cannot count the number of times I've used a federally funded highway this year but I can tell you how many Amtrak trains I've been on. I don't get...

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by Wacker1000
Tue May 04, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: Amtrak turns 50

With "Amtrak Joe" now president, we'll see if the political climate will be more in Amtrak's favor and it can come out of the pandemic stronger than its ever been. I won't get my hopes up too high on that though, since Obama also promised to bring major changes to Amtrak that either didn'...

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by Wacker1000
Tue May 04, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: Amtrak turns 50

With "Amtrak Joe" now president, we'll see if the political climate will be more in Amtrak's favor and it can come out of the pandemic stronger than its ever been. I won't get my hopes up too high on that though, since Obama also promised to bring major changes to Amtrak that either didn'...

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by Wacker1000
Tue May 04, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 13176

Re: AA FA attacked inflight

The fact that this happened on a flight between two cities known for calm and rational people is very surprising.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Once we're confident that the vaccines sufficiently protect from current and new mutations (and effective boosters are available if needed), I say masks off everywhere. Let nature take us to herd immunity. You had the better part of a year to figure it out and the rest of us shouldn't have to be inc...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 6712

Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

TC957 wrote:
One does wonder how they got around the sanctions when it comes to obtaining parts.


Their regulatory body probably isn't pedantic about OOP or PMA.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Repainting In the 60s through 1990s
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Aircraft Repainting In the 60s through 1990s

SXDFC wrote:
While there’s many videos of recent reprints, what was the practice or process of doing this a long time ago?


I'm pretty sure using a razor or similar sharp metallic tool with reckless abandon and scribing every square inch of skin was SOP.

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by Wacker1000
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: When did English become the Considered Language of the Skies.

I would guess some time between 1944 and 1946.

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by Wacker1000
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’

Once carbon emissions are correctly measured (by including the carbon intensity of stuff people buy, rather than what is produced in the country) the picture is probably very different (for all western countries). That would be inconvenient and wouldn't paint a pretty picture. Going out on a limb h...

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by Wacker1000
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2
Replies: 25
Views: 5048

Re: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2

If not allowed for actual flights, are they allowed in special circumstances such as ferry flights (e.g. flying to a maintenance base with a borrowed engine)? Never because it is physically impossible and a completely uncertified and untested configuration. It takes substantially less time and mone...

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by Wacker1000
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question - Cycles - Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Re: Question - Cycles - Hours

3) is in the TCDS. The rest are going to be tracked internally by the operator and not publicly shared.

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by Wacker1000
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 158
Views: 62021

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

I’m surprised the engine would be timed out to the point it can’t be flown to an overhaul. That’s just poor planning. I’m surprised the engine would be timed out to the point it can’t be flown to an overhaul. That’s just poor planning. No reason the engine itself can’t be shipped to overhaul This. ...

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