Why would you need an EASA license in HK?
Almost all of our certified outstation guys were licensed in their own country before getting the Part 66 as an internal training.
Seems pretty dangerous to give that task to someone with no experience in the field.
We use the pilot training simulators to do a yearly check on engine run staff. Basic things like a normal engine run, APU/engine fire, compressor stall, etc.
All depends on the weight. OEW is about the same as A332 while thrust is slightly less. Im curious about the Eastern incident noted above: How would the NTSB determine a mechanic forgot to fit the O-rings? Surely, a simple question to said mechanic would render the obvious answer: "Of course I ...Jump to post
You can't derive anything from an airliner using the full length. We derate thrust to reduce wear on the engines. We almost always can take off using a shorter run but we don't because of wear and tear. True! But how come all aircraft landing and departing are only allowed to use the 2,000 meters w...Jump to post
For the fuselage there is often a life extension program that requires parts to be reinforced or replaced after a number of cycles.Jump to post
Hi....A key point is that neutral conductors can be switched as long as it is achieved at the same time as the phase(s) conductor, protective conductors cannot be switched. The reasons do not need explanation. Decide whether this "functional earth" (whatever it is) is a protective conduct...Jump to post
It is indeed a simple case of the highest bidder. Or for storage, the lowest.
We've sent the same type to at least 4 differing scrapyards.
On the A320 planes that were delivered last month from Airbus, they have a 3.5” floppy drive installed on the center pedestal and PCMCIA cards to access the aircraft data systems. Hmm... Will you be able to share which MSN is this? It's interesting to find out that some operators to this age of tec...Jump to post
Likely due to the 737NG having a more off the shelf avionics package, while the 777 was designed for it. It's a regional difference in language with the US preferring idle, same with cockpit/flight deck.Jump to post
All BA 744s are owned outright AFAIR. So I would guess the RB211s can be retained for use as spares or use on other 744s remaining? It all depends. They would get substantially less money for an airframe without the engines. But it depends on how desperate they are for spare engines. TBH, I would i...Jump to post
It's also needed for the lengthening, and skipping that would mean a very niche product since the CSeries is already taking away market share from the smaller versions.
What it needs is a complete redesign, or at least a full fly by wire system.
The A330 main gear has a "shortening mechanism" to fit the gear in the well on retraction. For no apparent reason, the ECAM message for a fault with the shortening mechanism is " lengthening fault"... Probably written by the same engineer that thought when you fly past Top of De...Jump to post
Where to start? Where to end? This list could be veeeery long. -On the 777 there is no dust bin at all on the flight deck. -On newer 777 you have to switch ON the printer right after you supply external power or the aircraft will be unhappy and you'd have to reboot if you forgot the printer. -There...Jump to post
Yeah, that's a Boeing furnished crew rest. It folds out just like a regular overhead bin.
The third party crew rest on our 747, that's an injury hazard. The exit is in the aisle and it sends a hatch flying down right in between the lavatories (and anyone waiting to use them).
The fuselage expands during pressurization so it'd be the other way around. No clearance checks are done in the air however, so it'll always be adjusted to ground situation.Jump to post
Even if turn time didn't matter, it could become an issue if there was a delay, for any reason. It certainly makes the most sense to minimize boarding time. That said, I don't think any 747 uses upper deck boarding, including the -8. IIRC, the upper deck door is not approved for this use. Evac only...Jump to post
Widebody turnaround time isn't as critical and mostly planned around slots and connecting flights. Boarding time isn't really an issue. Also the jetways might not be long enough to reach door 3L over the wing (this looks to be the case with most of the jetways at LAX - the two long ones are connecte...Jump to post
Wingspan was a bit smaller, however. 195ft, compared to the typical 211ft. Incidentally, 195ft was the wingspan of the 747-100/200/300 predecessors. The wingspan of the -400D remained the same as the older 747 variants because they determined that the added weight of the wingtip extension and the w...Jump to post
The hangar tests are possible the most annoying test I've ever heard on an airplane, especially the Airbus A320. In the old Delta four bay narrow body hangar the sound was deafening. Maddog, thank you so much for your response. TechOps at ATL? That sounds like it must’ve been “fun!” Just found a 77...Jump to post
That's a deployed RAT. The A330 has it under the wing.
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Hainan- ... 43/1332359
Isn't it for the slide since it isn't physically connected to the door?Jump to post
Francoflier wrote:Interesting setup.
Though I'm curious as to why a passenger aircraft couldn't be chartered for 200 pax.
thepinkmachine wrote:AFAIK, The 350 uses cruise flaps to shift the center of lift towards the c.g. It essentially does the same job as the trim tank, but without all the plumbing.
Not an engineer, but I’m pretty sure that the 380 wasn’t able to have the wingspan that it should have because it had to fit into existing gates at airports. Therefore it was kind of doomed from the start, which is why they don’t make ‘em anymore. If it didn't have the wingspan it needed then it wo...Jump to post
SAP ? :-) Actually any type of (better) ERP software. good solutions work across the full production and planning tree ( and across entity boundaries ). IMU a PITA to set up :-)) Oh My! I Nearly physically vomited when you said SAP. If you like a user interface from 1992 that requires you to wait f...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:That's an odd and very specific bug. I wonder why it never occured previously?
Lease cost vs utilization is the big one. A 777 might have lower fuel burn but that doesn't weigh up against the extra non-operating costs when it's only in the air for less than 30 hours a week.
There's a reason a lot of cargo airlines are picking 747s out of the desert.
Not a pilot but a mechanic. Holidays count as Sundays so double pay. Total gets calculated for the year and gets paid per month.Jump to post
On tonight's LHR-PHL flight BA 69, the pilot was trying to activate one oxygen mask for a specific request (not sure what that was, maybe a medical thing?) and accidentally activated all of the oxygen masks. It caused a bit of a stir, but cabin crew quickly came through the cabin to announce it was...Jump to post
It's not that bad, mostly safety related things. Eyes, heart issues, etc. No real benchmarks AFAIK... its not the air force.Jump to post
I am not sure of the hold over time allowed which is fine if it stored at the correct temps. Okie Hold over times for a delay of a few hours should not be an issue. Planes do not have regular refrigerators like we would have in our homes, so the issue becomes does the aircraft have enough ice/dry i...Jump to post
This is a scenario airlines have to consider in case of a diversion to a smaller, non-online port. You do not need a ground crew to park and secure, or to go from "cold aircraft" to departure. Airstairs would be the one thing you would need in most cases, whether they be integral or provi...Jump to post