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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 3078

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

FligtReporter wrote:
Had I not complained against him he would have charged innocent people their hard earned money for his insatiable lust for money.


Good Move....High time corruption does not get a second chance by an apology.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B737-200 Freighter v/s A321P2F
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

B737-200 Freighter v/s A321P2F

Can the recently converted STC on A321P2F be the near best replacement for the older B757-200 Freighters.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance License
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Aircraft Maintenance License

Aim for Cat B rather than cat A

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels

Wouldn't Tire Debris move aft considering momentum & relative wind.
I would think Turbine distress but only Inboard side having the panels creates a doubt.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 2887

Re: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint

Coroguard would add an extra weight penalty , hence with more durable paint available, less weight is always welcome.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels

Any Reason why the Impact resistant panels under the Wing on a B757-200/300 are ONLY on the Inboard side.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vaccine carriage restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Vaccine carriage restrictions

Just as an example, on the A330, the limitation is a total of 400kg in the holds. There's nothing in the MEL about an inop pack changing that number. It has been added.....by some operators in their Company manuals to ensure a restriction on the quantity of dry ice carried on board depending on the...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

India had shut down all International & Domestic Commercial flights from March 2020 for a few months & only permitted Cargo & Relief Passenger flights between few countries for evacuation. Currently Domestic commercial aviation has opened upto 80% but International ops has not yet comme...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4589

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Pilots carry out a walkaround Inspection as part of their Pre & Post Flight checklist. Engineering Personnell carry out a Transit Check Inspection which is a more detailed check. Typically pilots don't do a post-flight walkaround. Though I have gone to look for lightning strike damage out of cu...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 3874

Re: “Line up and wait”

LINE UP & WAIT
means Alingn to the Runway for Take off & Await clearence to proceed.
ATC needs to ensure Area is clear before giving further instructions & Aircraft need to obey, irrespective of impatience of wanting to move slowly while awaiting clearence.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 17511

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Vaccine Distribution of Covishield & Covaxin has commenced vide Air from 12th January 2021

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zeke wrote:
HAWK21M wrote:
Im looking for a reference document that illustrate the various MCU options with dimensions in Aviation


ARINC 600 http://www.christensenindustries.com/wp ... NC-600.jpg


Thanks

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

India had shut down all International & Domestic Commercial flights from March 2020 for a few months & only permitted Cargo & Relief Passenger flights between few countries for evacuation. Currently Domestic commercial aviation has opened upto 80% but International ops has not yet commen...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4589

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Pilots carry out a walkaround Inspection as part of their Pre & Post Flight checklist.
Engineering Personnell carry out a Transit Check Inspection which is a more detailed check.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vaccine carriage restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Vaccine carriage restrictions

Considering most vaccines need to be transported in Negative temperature containers & utilise Dry Ice as the refrigation medium. There would be a limitation to the quantity of Dry Ice carriage on board & still more incase of a Single pack operation. In a Freighter the tolerance would be more...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pics/Videos on B757 Major checks
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Pics/Videos on B757 Major checks

Anyone having any Pics/Videos of relevant Maintenance jobs or Check C work on the B757.
Im looking for similiar stuff for Training purposes.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electronic Module sizes in MCU
Replies: 6
Views: 2054

Re: Electronic Module sizes in MCU

Im looking for a reference document that illustrate the various MCU options with dimensions in Aviation

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5204

Re: Your Favorite Movie

1.Die Hard 1
2.Die Hard 2
3.Lakshya [Hindi]
4.Three Idiots [Hindi]
5.Indiana Jones [All four movies]
6.Saving Private Ryan
7.The Terminal
8.A Wednesday [Hindi]

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5115

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

To be a Hero you need to have something to defeat.......

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Neo sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

A320 Neo sound

The A320 Neo has a 1-2sec Grinding sound on Landing presuming on deploying the Thrust Reversers.
What exactly is causing that sound.
Sounds like Steel brakes getting applied on taxying Aircraft, only this is on Touchdown.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 and 767 question
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: Boeing 737 and 767 question

Its all about Supply/Demand like most Industries.
B767-400 will be manufactured as long as there is a market for it.
High time Boeing replaced the B737-NG with a new type, the Max is just too many alterations

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4837

Re: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?

Refrigated Containers have adequate charge & warnings in case the Batteries need to be charged/replaced if cooling gets affected.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 3936

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

How many hours and minutes before departure approximately? Depends on the Airline....30 mins is adequate. Do they use the same jetway as the passengers for boarding? Mostly....but if a seperate door access is available, they could. In what state do they receive the aircraft?(ie completely powered of...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 84
Views: 9680

Re: Website is over-moderated

Does the Moderator delete the Affected post OR the Affected post & sequence OR Entire thread as some troublemaker would want just that.
Just create an argument & close the thread.
Dont fall for that trap.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1975
Views: 245517

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

9W restarting seems very very difficult.
Some B777s have started leaving the country post maintenance.

Seems a tough option to restart.
Aviation is a business & cannot run on Emotions alone....Although I really hope 9w restarts soon....but.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electronic Module sizes in MCU
Replies: 6
Views: 2054

Electronic Module sizes in MCU

Anyone having a reference document to illustrate the various MCU sizes used to indicate the description of Electronic module sizes.
eg 2 MCU etc
Any the History behind this numbering system.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?

The most extreme CG location would be the determining factor to avoid Tail heaviness.
Also Loading/Unloading sequence from Bulk & Main Deck is important for safety purposes.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?
Replies: 25
Views: 3626

Re: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?

Tough to know where the Aircraft would halt over the foam.
Better to spray the base of the flame after the Aircraft has stopped.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are cargo doors of passenger aircraft operated from the outside?
Replies: 11
Views: 2509

Re: Are cargo doors of passenger aircraft operated from the outside?

As far as concerned MOST Cargo Doors of Passenger Aircraft are ALWAYS Unlocked from the Outside & can be Open/Closed from Outside & can be opened from Inside. On the Freighters the MDCD [Main deck cargo door] is having the Normal Operating controls from the Inside, the panel is so located th...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some DC-9s have this extension piece on the cowling?
Replies: 17
Views: 3168

Re: Why do some DC-9s have this extension piece on the cowling?

Are you talking about the Acoustic Tailpipe extension used in the Hush-kit assembly

Unable to post a Picture sadly

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4142

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

In 2020 what are the realist options that will be accepted by all three involved parties:- India/Pak/Kashmiris If the LOC becomes the Border.....The Kashmiris will complain If Plebiscite is carried out, the party that loses , will not accept.There is no Independent option there Finally if Kashmir [B...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs

that was a bird strike that entered the pack inlet and fouled the entire pack system so it had to be removed to be sent to the shop for cleaning. I've never seen one removed for any other reason though.. Ram Air Inlet & FCSOV Inlet are different areas, how would a bird strike in the former affe...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Freighter STC
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: A320 Freighter STC

Whats a -CCF

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 201
Views: 21264

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Just saw this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGznP1m0uZY Pretty relevant for what the future holds for aviation at least in India. According to Mr. Rangnathan it would take five years to bounce back. And I think he's bang on target. India is not going to be safe for international tourism till we d...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 201
Views: 21264

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Just saw this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGznP1m0uZY Pretty relevant for what the future holds for aviation at least in India. According to Mr. Rangnathan it would take five years to bounce back. And I think he's bang on target. India is not going to be safe for international tourism till we d...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Freighter STC
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

A320 Freighter STC

Any update on the STC available for the A320 series.
I heard of one for the A320-200, any available for the A320-Neo

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs

Understandable Cost factor matters....So a less valuable , more effective metal that would be preferred to convert Ozone to Oxygen

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4142

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

Fair Plebiscite. On Both Sides. I dont know why India is so Afraid of U.N resolutions regarding that. Plebiscite had to be held in 1947 not 2020, its a different generation. This was delayed by Paki as they did not vacate the areas of POK prior to the plebiscite terms. The return of the Kashmiri pa...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 43
Views: 2354

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Air-India & Royal Jordanian

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2408

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

I strongly encourage wearing a mask on planes, just like in every other public transport! They DO help, which was scientifically proven and I think that anyone of us can easily manage to sit there with their mask on for a couple of hours at its longest! It makes sense to wear a mask until a proven ...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet A340-F ???
Replies: 10
Views: 3421

Re: Spicejet A340-F ???

Isnt this going to be a Pax A340 with Seats removed.

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1975
Views: 245517

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

How does restarting 9W make Economically viable sense.......
Can someone explain as it looks very different from Mumbai view

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 201
Views: 21264

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I think it will be a wet lease rather than a full fledged induction since I really don't see Spice adding a single widebody, that too a niche type like the A340 with no/few pilots rated for it in India. I predict a situation like their Amsterdam charter, a wet lease which they will hype up and publ...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 201
Views: 21264

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Last heard that Cash crunch exists for GoAir & SpiceJet. With Vaccine available in the country earliest Nov 2020, until then its going to be LWP, Paycuts & Layoffs. Customer/Passenger confidence will take time to grow, so not before Nov 2020, thereafter with the Economic situation bad, very ...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 25
Views: 4022

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

Part of the Routine Scheduled Transit Inspection pre flight.
A General visual check of the Blades & surrounding areas for Damage, FOD etc

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380s being painted white before being scrapped
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: A380s being painted white before being scrapped

Most Airlines would NOT want their livery to be on a destroyed or to be scrapped frame, hence the erasing of the livery is common

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no Video Voice Recorder
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Why no Video Voice Recorder

Thanks

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs

Digging it deeper - I can see 3 patents (now expired) for ozone decomposition catalysts held by BASF or Engelhard (now BASF catalysts). There is a bit of discrepancy with dates as BASF catalysts didn't exist when patents were active, but anyway. All 3 describe some sort of oxide layer, looks like i...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Headset Cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Headset Cleaning

Contact cleaner or any High volatile/Alcohol based cleaner

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