I would think that, while your idea might sound interesting, there are likely the following drawbacks: - Aircraft compatibility. Traditional tug need to connect to different aircraft by the means of different bars. Some exotic aircraft even need to carry their own tow bar in order to get pushed. - ...Jump to post
Sokes wrote:I don't know if 6000 hours is o.k., bad or very bad. Anybody has some comparisons, e.g. to Trents or GE90?
What about IAE V2500?
I remember when AA used TRs for “pullback” on the MD80s at DFW. The sequence would start with a momentary forward motion, then you’d hear the TRs engage before starting your pullback. Except for the slight forward motion, it was pretty cool. It was called Powerback. Saved a few minutes of time but ...Jump to post
kabq737 wrote:That’s interesting thanks for the answers everyone.
Can all aircraft have a tow bar connected from the rear?
The turquoise color is inherent in the CTi formulation so... yes, these will be in the production engines and no, multiple colors would not be an option, nor is this for marketing purposes. You can see a similar color on the inner liner of the PW1100g engine. This is functional and a result of the ...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, the A320 with IAE engines have a slightly less Wing Tank capacity than the CFM counterparts due to the incorportaion of a Dry Bay inside the the Wing cell around the pylon area for additional safety. This can be a reason, however just a wild guess.Jump to post
Every new aircraft I have seen delivered from Airbus and Embraer comes with a cover kit for engines, pitots, apu exhaust, plugs for some air inlets, etc. Some airlines keep them on the aircraft, others remove them and store them in the line operations. These official covers are not necessarily requ...Jump to post
BWIAirport wrote:Why there has to be a 6-inch gap between passenger window planes is beyond me. I'm sure there's a reason for it, but it makes night filming quite difficult.
I know it is too early to speculate, but watching the video it seems the Towing speed was high followed by a sudden braking by the Tug causing tow bar failure. Will have to wait for the official report to be out.Jump to post
Same incident happened on an A320 a couple of years ago, where the nose wheel liberated after Aircraft rotation. Investigation revealed the Final Torque was given after the lowering the axle jack, resulting in inadequate final torque and loosening of the axle nut.Jump to post
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitle ... /5736301/L
Is this also some kind of an Erosion boot for the Boeing?
Starlionblue wrote:The radome is composite. The aircraft in this case is aluminium. Thus different surfaces.
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Airbus-A340-642/418535/L?qsp=eJwtjLsOwjAMRf/FMxuIoVsRDCylQ/kAK76CikIi2xJEVf%2BdpLCd%2B9CZKcSX4%2BNDTqCGDKzhThtKrPw0amZ6IL%2BjSmG6dn177obTsRwsqh9yKYUdbQhIDvn3FxVonWBhdd2qe1cR2v/Sdl%2BijJYmXi1wHidali/%2BXi%2BK As per the pic is anyone aware what is the reason b...Jump to post
My observation on the A320 with Radial tyres: Have seen retreading not more than 5 times on a single tyre. Usually denoted by R1,R2 as such. And the Vendor carries out Shearography Inspection to make sure a tire is fit for a re-tread. Ive heard you can do more number of Retreads on a bias but the li...Jump to post
The downside is that while the turbomachinery in all four engines will be identical, two engines will require additional gearbox components, a larger oil system and a mirror-image propeller design, increasing support costs. ] Counter rotating props on the same axis are for reducing the counter torq...Jump to post
Wow, that's a nice summary. Any idea why the fuel system of A321 with no transfer valves can't be incorporated in the A320?
There are a few namely-
Standby horizon, standby ASI, RMI replaced by ISIS (digital)
Old ones had floppy driver for data loading in the center pedestal.
New ones especially Neo's have LED lighting in the cockpit.
In certain cases you only have to write a check and someone will hand you a piece of paper saying so. Haha.. Initially when the A320s rolled out they were having a MTOW of around 65T. Current 320 are around 77T. Your cheque writing might work for a few tons but in this case there must be something ...Jump to post
The DC10, MD11 and A320 series aircraft are a few types that have a pronounced ‘forward angled’ nose gear Curious as to why it was designed this way, there is a disadvantage, in a tight turn the nosewheel on the outside of the turn actually comes off the ground, not good for steering, especially wh...Jump to post
When deployed at a higher touchdown speed, the petal type offers a slight advantage as it generates additional form drag by increasing the surface area against the airflow.Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Pretty much an appearance enhancement.
SRM like other manufacturer manuals are not easily available to general public. Airbus SRM and its manuals are available to each of its operator on a software called [email protected] which is very user friendly. SRM is a non customised manufacturer document specifying materials, allowable damages on structure...Jump to post
Just my guess: That is an area that is tough to keep looking good cosmetically. Paint chips off screws, and replacing windshields can mess up a perfect paint job. See what I mean, below. If you paint it all a metallic gray, than if it flakes, you can't even tell.
I think even with all those little differences, we all agree that one main reason to have beacon is to show to the outer world (ground staff in general) that the plane is getting started (or is running). So, basically a warning light. Be it a pushback, startup or coming to blocks, it means "mo...Jump to post
7BOEING7 wrote:I’d add one more document:
DDPG - Dispatch Deviation Procedures Guide.
Got a little more information on the subject that I wish to share.. Weight Variant is defined by MTOW, MLW and MZFW. WV parameters may have certain influence on fatigue life of structural repairs and allowable damage limits. To differentiate fleet per WV allows us to maximise allowable damage and si...Jump to post
Thank you all of experts for your valuable answers! Can anybody explain about the anti-siphon mechanism fitted to the aircraft oil tanks. I went through many documents but unfortunately unable to find out anything related to aviation. Siphoning by definition means xfer of fluid from a higher point ...Jump to post
From a Mx personnel point of view, if there is a minor bird strike, it can result in a minor dent which may result in internal delamination or if we are lucky it may just have blood stains. In case of a Vulture or an Eagle hit, usually the impact is far severe and can result in rupture of Radome wit...Jump to post