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by HAWK21M
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Past five years on this website
Replies: 14
Views: 3063

Re: Past five years on this website

The India related discussions are 1% of what they used to be. Did most Indian posters move elsewhere? Or just on to better things in life? I guess they moved on to other Social media options.Although Some have moved on from Aviation too. For several years, those discussions often become — let's jus...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12612

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Now if you or I were an investor, why would I do that? The only thing valuable Air India has is the real estate and the slots abroad. Everything else would probably be scrapped, but more importantly who will pay off the massive loans. If it is going to be the private parties, then it will be no-no ...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the three vertical lines on the MD-11 radome?
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: What are the three vertical lines on the MD-11 radome?

Any reason for the Vertical Lightening diverter strips compared the for aft type on the B737.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13521

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

The Aircraft left behind dont look so sofesticated to create panic though.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12612

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

hohd wrote:


I am surprised that the labor unions have not said much.

Most Employees are nearing retirement so VRS is a great option to them.
The Unions I guess realise the situation now

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12612

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Finally : India allows Boeing 737 Max to fly again https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/india-allows-boeing-737-max-to-fly-again-spicejet-to-operate-them-by-next-month/articleshow/85655878.cms Hope to hear Akasa and Jet Airways aircraft orders soon, for 737Max. Boeing is like...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12612

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

pune wrote:

IIRC, Mumbai Airport 2 was supposed to be an MRO Hub or has that been taken off the drawing board entirely ???


Likely by the year end most Realestate owned by AAI [Now Adani] at Mumbai will be sold off as AI is going to be sold to a new owner , most probably Tatas under Vistara

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12612

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://www.aarcorp.com/mro/india-mro-joint-venture-/
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The Nagpur MRO is an AAR - INDAMER JV
Being built in Two phases totally.
Currently operational

https://www.aarcorp.com/mro/india-mro-joint-venture-/

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Past five years on this website
Replies: 14
Views: 3063

Re: Past five years on this website

Ive been visiting this forum from 2001, however with more options on Social media over the years & work , the time devoted to A.net has reduced. Also since 80% of my posts were in Tech/Ops Forum , I have noticed a decline in quality of the experienced Aviators there over time. The India related...

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WKTaylor wrote:
RMA Aircraft Tire Information Service Bulletin http://www.rma.org


I guess this is the correct link
https://www.ustires.org/publications_bu ... tegories=9

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets

gregorygoodwin wrote:
I again thank you for your interest in structures maintenance and if you have any other questions, I hope to be able to provide some insight.

Gregory

Much Appreciated your Educational advice.
Thanks

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by HAWK21M
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43864

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

As for Pakistan, I also think the opposite, we should drop any pretense with that country and let it decide what it wants. While also making clear that if they start a war with India, we will support India. Next is dropping Turkey from NATO. I agree with both statements. We've had a problem for yea...

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by HAWK21M
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43864

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What about the Military equipment and Armour left by the Afghan Army & taken over by the Taliban. This could be shared to Pak Army & Terrorist Organisations The border between the two countries is virtually non-existent and millions of Afghanis live in Pakistan with crossings taking place a...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43864

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What about the Military equipment and Armour left by the Afghan Army & taken over by the Taliban.
This could be shared to Pak Army & Terrorist Organisations

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43864

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Unless its an elected Govt in Afghanistan.... Most democracies will NOT recognize the Taliban regime. I wont be surprised if China offers to set up investments there But next target will be the elimination of the Durand line in a few years time. Oh please! Why should China not invest in Afghanistan...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

If it's edge wear, on one side of the tire (the "shoulder" tread if you will), I'm thinking it's a torque-link shimming problem. This would put the tire out of alignment making it wear with an uneven pattern. An imbalance will usually result in a shimmy of some sort. Assuming that it’s at...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

If it's edge wear, on one side of the tire (the "shoulder" tread if you will), I'm thinking it's a torque-link shimming problem. This would put the tire out of alignment making it wear with an uneven pattern. An imbalance will usually result in a shimmy of some sort. However its not Axle ...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

What kind of tire... tube-in-tire or tubeless... bias ply or radial? Also... all major aircraft tire manufacturers' have what ammounts to an 'aircraft tire care and maintenance manual'... I have several: Dunlop, Goodyear and Michelin... available on the company websites. Also... good stuff... FAA A...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

Hawk, more info needed. Is it one position on a specific aircraft? One position on all aircraft? Or, just a general question on tire wear? And, is it really shoulder wear, or is it edge wear? Shoulder wear on a MWA, but can vary on any Aircraft and Any wheel.... so its Wheel specific not axle speci...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) RIVETS

The amount of rise above the surrounding surface for a correctly installed briles rivet is only in the area of maybe two to four thousandths of an inch. The crown of the rivet is a smooth domed shaped that is probably negligible in drag. Also, if you ever look closely at a MD10 or MD11, the product...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: CFRP & FGRP

From what I can see from working with composites, carbon fiber has a greater strength per amount of plies than fiberglass, but fiberglass has better thermal properties and maybe impact resistance. We see in areas where impact damage is likely, such as inboard flap lower skins, main gear door skins,...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

I'm not sure that after 60 you have a lot of chances to work as a pilot. I only ask you not to take offense at me. It seems to me that at this age it is better to do something more relaxed. If you want something more complicated, go for IT. Perhaps you did well in school? Come to Edu Birdie and hel...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

What is the reason for Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Is it Imbalance in tire post rethreading.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) RIVETS

gregorygoodwin wrote:
You don't shave the briles type rivets after installation. If done correctly, they have a domed appearance that is slightly higher than the surrounding surface. This is normal for these rivets.

Gregory

Won't that add drag & staining over time

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: CFRP & FGRP

gregorygoodwin wrote:
This is related to what the engineers want in terms of impact resistance and what temperature the lay-up is subjected to.


Gregory

What would be the Stronger of the two

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: CFRP & FGRP

One is reinforced with carbon fibres and the other reinforced with glass fibres… CFRP has historically been more expensive (I’m not sure of the current situation with automated manufacturing tech) but is also lighter. One major difference is that GFRP is electrically insulative, whereas CFRP is not...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43864

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Unless its an elected Govt in Afghanistan.... Most democracies will NOT recognize the Taliban regime.
I wont be surprised if China offers to set up investments there
But next target will be the elimination of the Durand line in a few years time.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 232
Views: 26114

Re: Website is over-moderated

My only Request is DONT BLOCK the entire thread if a troublemaker deliberity posts out of context post in a well debated thread. Ideally only remove the faulty post and let the debate continue. That's typically what we do... If there's a post that needs to be removed, we delete it. Deleting the thr...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43864

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

yonahleung wrote:
That is until another of Taliban's guest conducts another terrorist attack on US soil/forces/citizens again...
I predict that at some point in the next ten years US has to fight in Afghanistan again due to some terrorist attacks brewed there


I feel US will return post another Terror attack.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43864

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Heard there is a deal being worked out and the existing govt will step down and hand over power to Taliban.

Next would be the creation of Greater Phustostan eliminating the Durand line.
Tough times ahead for the World.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 232
Views: 26114

Re: Website is over-moderated

My only Request is
DONT BLOCK the entire thread if a troublemaker deliberity posts out of context post in a well debated thread.
Ideally only remove the faulty post and let the debate continue.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Past five years on this website
Replies: 14
Views: 3063

Re: Past five years on this website

Ive been visiting this forum from 2001, however with more options on Social media over the years & work , the time devoted to A.net has reduced.
Also since 80% of my posts were in Tech/Ops Forum , I have noticed a decline in quality of the experienced Aviators there over time.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IL62 Tail support assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 950

IL62 Tail support assembly

Any Idea on the approx weight of the Tail support assembly at the Empennage on an IL62.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets

Are the BAC R15-FV (BRILES) RIVETS shaved off the top post installation or left in the same way post installation.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

CFRP & FGRP

Is there a difference between CFRP [Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic] & FGRP [Fibre Glass Reinforced Plastic].

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Welding in the main gear well ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Welding in the main gear well ?

Probably an LED Flashlight being moved around.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Wingtip strobes
Replies: 19
Views: 2517

Re: A320 Wingtip strobes

Wouldn.t Strobes on prior to T/O be a better option than Auto.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:22 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: 12606

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

Any Aircraft which is Maintenance friendly is welcomed.
Ive worked on only the B737 & B757 last 32 yrs & found both to be good , easy Aircraft to maintain 95% of the time.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who is employing Ground Personnel?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Who is employing Ground Personnel?

seatback wrote:
Do airlines employee their own ground personnel in the cities they serve or is it contracted, or both? If they contract, what's the benefit for them?

It would depend on the number of flights & the costs involved.
If the flights are fewer, a contract employee would be more economically viable.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why were/are there many shady airlines in some 3rd world countries?
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: Why were/are there many shady airlines in some 3rd world countries?

Partially due to Less Finances & a Weak Regulatory system, Some 3rd World countries could have a less than ideal safety record in Aviation

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

The experience I made at the outfit I am working for more than a decade now is, that people went into full time training jobs. While that may be fine for the first 2-5 years, after that the hands-on experience, be it on the aircraft itself or in management roles, will fade. And they will tell the s...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

Hey Mel, how do you feel about teaching? I personally would love to teach post retirement. Teachers with real industry experience make a huge difference in the quality of education. Yes Teaching or Trainings is an Option I have, Im quite good at Using AV devices , with a little study & practice...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

Location is Mumbai west coast of India What sort of salary/job level are you looking for? Do you want to keep working full time in a professional role with a high salary or are you thinking something part time with a lower salary, just to keep busy? I don't know what the general aviation market is ...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

I will work, but it will be in a low stress, easy going job. I keep telling the wife that I’ll become a Home Depot greeter. You know, the guy that stands at the door, offers a shopping cart and directs wayward DIY’ers to the proper aisle. Realistically, what ever I do will be low-speed, low-impact ...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

Hawk, with your knowledge of aircraft and systems, I would go apply for a technical buyer job with an airline. You'd fill the role perfectly. A huge part of repair buying is actually knowing what part of the component causes the failures, and making sure your vendors address those problems during t...

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

Seems most guys after retiring from Aviation dont want to get back.
My thinking is a bit different.
Retirement thoughts get me to think a lot and with 8 yrs to go, I would love to be in the Industry in some area always.

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

Hey Hawk, I don’t mean to throw a wet blanket on your plans. If you want to continue to work in the industry, more power to you. It’s just that I’ve seen quite a few of my former colleagues retire, go on to work as consultants or contractors or even go to other airlines to do the same job, and then...

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4056

Re: Post retirement…options

N Now, to answer your question with a slew of questions. Where are you and what is the job market like in the fields that interest you? What exactly do you want to do in airport management? As an A&P, I really don’t know how much of your skill set is transferable. How much time and money do you...

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night
Replies: 11
Views: 3561

Re: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night

It makes sense to leave the windows open and lights dimmed so pax can adjust in an emergency situation causing the lights to go off and the outside area will be visible too

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bump on Boeing 737-200 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: Bump on Boeing 737-200 engine

Spacing clearence for accomodating the flap carriage nut

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