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by Narrowbodymech
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?
Replies: 59
Views: 4341

Re: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?

I have a strong bias toward any passenger jet with two seats next to the window in Economy. A330/A340 and upstairs on A380 pretty much. I've never flown on a 767 - hope to catch one before they're all gone. Ditto those rare 787s that have 8-abreast seating. This. If I'm flying alone to Europe, I tr...

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by Narrowbodymech
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?
Replies: 59
Views: 4341

Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?

We all have a favourite aircraft type/make for one reason or another! Wondering why that is! For me it's Boeing and their 737 and 747 families. The 737 is just so old school and cool, the type has jus always been so versatile, like the swiss army knife of civil airliners and the nose section is very...

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by Narrowbodymech
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS opens bases outside Scandinavia and establishes new company in Ireland
Replies: 51
Views: 8480

Re: SAS opens bases outside Scandinavia and establishes new company in Ireland

Just on the topic of outsourcing MX, there are very few airlines that still do their own base mx (most is outsourced) and even fewer that do their line mx abroad, neither of these facts make an airline more or less safe, be it done in the Philippines or Dublin. Leave SAS compete on these new terms, ...

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by Narrowbodymech
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In the view of operator/maintenance which flight items would be important?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: In the view of operator/maintenance which flight items would be important?

Depending on operator of course, the minimum list for an aircraft is known as an MEL (minimum equipment list) while any technical changes or problems found by the pilot are logged in the aircraft tech-log! The allowable exceedances on an engine are very low in certain areas, for example, with someth...

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by Narrowbodymech
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin seat cleaning / over hauls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Cabin seat cleaning / over hauls?

I guess that's why TechOps are one of the best MRO's in the world, they've their own fleet to learn from! :D We just go by customer request since we are a standalone MRO, and every C-check customer we've had has required seat overhaul and carpet refit along with floorboards being lifted for wet-zone...

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by Narrowbodymech
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin seat cleaning / over hauls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Cabin seat cleaning / over hauls?

Very interesting...and gross about those cushions :) The cushions are quite revolting alright! But a few kilos per cushion over 260+ seats makes up for an awful lot of skin flakes and an awful lot of weight! With regards to seat back IFE and such like, airlines usually won't replace it unless a fle...

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by Narrowbodymech
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EI A330 Incident in DUB/A330 wing rearward flex
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: EI A330 Incident in DUB/A330 wing rearward flex

In short, yes and yes. Remember however while the wing flexes up and down, it is also designed to handle stresses forward and backward. The thrust of the engines pulls the wings forward, air resistance pushes them back, turbulence can create forces in all directions. However any time an aircraft is...

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by Narrowbodymech
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EI A330 Incident in DUB/A330 wing rearward flex
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

EI A330 Incident in DUB/A330 wing rearward flex

Today in EIDW, EI-DUZ, a Shamrock A330-302 was involved in an under-tow taxying incident where when requested to deviate from the taxiway by airfield operations, who proceeded not to supervise the aircraft correctly and then it's left wingtip struck a hangar door and was then dragged along it, causi...

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by Narrowbodymech
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin seat cleaning / over hauls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Cabin seat cleaning / over hauls?

Seats are taken out at different intervals/swapped (like UA with their new slimline seats) or configs are changed, but every C-Check (3 years), all seat components are removed and inspected. Recline actuators get broken, seats get ripped/stained and most disgustingly, the seat cushions themselves be...

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by Narrowbodymech
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-100 modified to A321-200
Replies: 11
Views: 4224

Re: A321-100 modified to A321-200

HAWK21M wrote:
Narrowbodymech wrote:
An A321-200 has heavier gears to begin with. Also engines designation change could be IDG mod too.


Why the need for heavier gears....is there a load variation.


There is indeed, A -200 has up to a 93,000 Kg MTOW

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by Narrowbodymech
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Titan Airways fleet change?
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Titan Airways fleet change?

Titan are currently phasing out all Boeing aircraft in favour of Airbus A32X metal. I know Novair are a big customer for Titan and that their fleet is comprised solely of Airbus aircraft but surely there's more to it than this? Indeed two of their older tails (G-POWI and G-POWM) still have their Jet...

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by Narrowbodymech
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-100 modified to A321-200
Replies: 11
Views: 4224

Re: A321-100 modified to A321-200

An A321-200 has heavier gears to begin with. Also engines designation change could be IDG mod too.

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by Narrowbodymech
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Seats are placed in Inches
Replies: 17
Views: 2503

Re: Why Seats are placed in Inches

In universities certainly, aircraft design work is taught through metrics, and indeed engineering students I'm friends with get quite a laugh out of being told by us mechs that all design and operation of western aircraft is done through the Imperial system. They also receive quite a rude awakening ...

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by Narrowbodymech
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the US-Ireland market
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Re: the US-Ireland market

Their planned North Atlantic JV with AA will probably see to DFW being announced, if not in this schedule then probably the next. Indeed AA's capacity at Dublin has increased hugely in comparison with United's, with 2 daily 332s from PHL and CLT respectively and a daily 752/763 from JFK. While the ...

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by Narrowbodymech
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the US-Ireland market
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Re: the US-Ireland market

I would be surprised if it was IAH, as I do not see a potential One World carrier trying to develop further codeshares with UA. However DFW with a view to onward codeshares with AA might be a possibility, but I don't see either Texas destination as being high on the priority list of new destinations...

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by Narrowbodymech
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the US-Ireland market
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Re: the US-Ireland market

tcaeyx wrote:
Can anyone shed any info on how they have been doing at LAX?


EI A330's are departing DUB at MTOW and landing in LAX at MLW. The flights are doing very well, overbooked in fact! [url]:)[/url]

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