Those are bright red lights, so I guess the ground crew can't miss them if they come on when the aircraft is on the ground. I guess the message is "RUN!" Presumably, the birds don't care. Not quite "RUN", but more like "Be Aware". I don't know a thing about the doors o...Jump to post
What is correct amount of water to use with a single tea bag, one that you might find from Bigelow Green Tea?? I was always led to understand that the proper tea ‘cup’...and coffee, for that matter...is 6 ounces. For the record, if you give me 6 ounces of coffee, it better be espresso, Greek Coffee...Jump to post
You ask this on an aviation forum? I'll include only places where I've slept. North America -USA -Mexico -Canada -Bahamas -Cayman Islands -Jamaica Europe -Iceland -Scotland -France -Germany (West) -Austria -Switzerland -Italy -Greece Asia -China (Hong Kong) -Korea (South) -Saudia Arabia -India Austr...Jump to post
Like others here, I drink both. Coffee when I wake up. Coffee through the day. Chamomile Tea, while sitting at my desk anytime after midnight. But, I must start my day with coffee. A few years ago, my wife asked me if I was willing to give up coffee for Lent. I told her that the sacrifice endured is...Jump to post
Thanks. So a CRJ is a likely candidate where it is due it's N.th expensive engine overhaul which is enough to send it to a scrapper. I just read that closer...the airframe is NOT due its engine overhaul, the engine is due the overhaul. The engine gets pulled and a serviceable one is installed in it...Jump to post
Engines are tracked unrelated to the wing they might currently reside under. When covid first hit we were playing musical chairs with engines for weeks, just to move the ones with nearing maintenence to the frames going into storage. Engines are no more “attached” to an airframe, than the wheels as...Jump to post
The only time I've ever seen a new engine on an aircraft is when it was delivered. We pull engines all the time, way before the airframe is even close to going away. When the time comes to scrap an airframe, the engines will be replaced with high time engines that are no longer economical to overhau...Jump to post
Engine data is sent to the operator; normally directly to maintenance control, not to the engine or aircraft manufacturer. e38 That’s all going to depend on the operator and the contract he has with the manufacturer. I’m pretty darn sure that if you’re operating under a power by the hour contract, ...Jump to post
UA857 wrote:Any thoughts to why cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?
avoid same band wireless||wireless extenders. you get more reach but less throughput. Agreed. I have a desk draw with a couple of different ones in there, that just didn’t do what I wanted/needed. Having never used anything but the eero, I can’t compare it to other manufacturers, but I will tell yo...Jump to post
I’ve had a 3 unit EERO in the house for several years. Eliminated all my dead spots and extended the range well out into my deck, so I can take a TV out there and watch movies by the fire pit. No problems at all. I wouldn't invest in Wifi 5 based solutions anymore. Best regards Thomas That’s a non-a...Jump to post
Just where would it end. Right now the emphasis is to land on the centerline, if your proposal was adopted would it be the centerline +/- 10 feet/20 feet? If that is good enough how about approach speed +/- 10 knots? What would you do if you had to divert to a runway which was not expanded? Flying ...Jump to post
What is QEC? Quick Engine Change. It means the engine is ready to hang and run. Some operators will maintain their spare engines with certain components missing. The expectation is to take these components from the old engine and install them on the new engine. Takes time. At PanAm, we used to keep...Jump to post
You really don’t open the door too far. The B747 door is, by far, the most complicated door I’ve every dealt with in maintenance. When you rotate the handle, the first few degrees of travel will pop the gates open, top and bottom. The 20 or so degrees of further travel will move the hinge side of th...Jump to post
When I lived in the Chicago area, the only time we'd go to White Castle was after our band played a gig, we packed up all our gear (we didn't have roadies) and there was nothing else open at that hour :smile: I guess it’s been about 20 years or so, but after a late night fire...or even a false alar...Jump to post
Heavy maintenance schedules are planned years in advance. Planned engine changes are weeks in advance. Modifications are also planned well in advance. Maintenance planning works closely with routing to ensure an aircraft is where it needs to be to get the scheduled maintenance done. Whether it’s rou...Jump to post
Interesting! Seeing the responses of most, it is: 1. A known issue but no cause for alarm. 2. It is seen to have a low risk/impact even with seldom occurrence. 3. No permanent fix available nor planned terminating action in the near future (linked to item 1 and 2). Had a fun read to learn a thing o...Jump to post
I avoid it all, except one item...The mighty Egg McMuffin. 300 calories of the perfectly balanced...for me...blend of carbs, protein and fat. And, tasty. I would scarf one down after a morning 6 mile run. I still eat one at the beginning of a long drive. The perfect food. Except for pizza. That is a...Jump to post
DarQuiet wrote:I have so many questions... Was the aircraft released under MEL for this case?
I assume something in the handle mechanism that connects the exterior handle to the rest is broken. Maybe the spline or shaft sheared off My assumption is the door is just fine. Can the exterior handle engage (or disengage) the handle mechanism in any position? I'm not familiar with the 737... but ...Jump to post
Why did you bother getting tested in the first place? Does it really matter? This wasn’t my first test. I’ve been tested in the past due to exposure and due to travel. My employer, and the kids’ schools have asked that family members be tested, or the kids stay home if there has been out-of-state t...Jump to post
It seems tedious to you as your answers are known, but for data analysis the issue is in the anomalies. Maybe someone else breaks isolation. Maybe they got the vaccine Maybe they spread the disease. Maybe someone who had the vaccine got sick again ( is vaccine as effective as Moderna/Pfizer say). H...Jump to post
Translates to something like "do pointless actions but make it look like something is being done". At work we call it “making visual progress”. We'll push an aircraft out if the hangar before it’s done and finish it up outside just to make it look like progress has been made. That’s all t...Jump to post
So, I’m COVID positive with symptoms. So is my daughter. Wife and son are positive but asymptomatic. I was the first positive, but I think it was my daughter that brought it home. Regardless, the day after I tested positive on the rapid test, I received a phone call from the health department provid...Jump to post
If so, what can't be done in hangar other than starting up the engines? I heard WX radar is also harmful to people around when used in closed spaces. Yes, you can align the IRUs. Yes, you can put the RADAR in test. The transmitter operates for less than a second. The rest of the test basically test...Jump to post
It seems to me that our MD10's, MD11's and B767's do not have as many strikes as our B757's which seem to be a magnet for lightning strikes. Any thoughts? Gregory My experience is the opposite. In the spring, it seems there’s an MD-11 or a B767 out of service somewhere in our system for a lightning...Jump to post
When I was a flight mechanic with Evergreen, we’d frequently make tech or fuel stops. They’d often park us as a gate, since it was probably more convenient than a hardstand.Jump to post
n92r03 wrote:On the L-1011, I seem to remember the door sliding vertical, up into the ceiling. Am I way off base here or was that the case? Last flight on one was ~1995, DL, LAX-SAN.
Isn’t military Jet fuel basically the same thing? Just with a lower freeze point? I mean, military jets use Jet A when they come into a civilian field for refuel. Anecdotally, back in the early 90’s, as Desert Shield/Desert Storm were spinning up, and our Jumbos were operating more and more CRAF mi...Jump to post
At previous operators, we would use sump fuel in our GPU’s and air starts. Now, sump fuel is taken away by Plant Engineering. I’ve no clue what they do with it.
Can the equipment run on it? Yes. Is it ‘safe’ to do so? I’ve no clue, I’m not a diesel mechanic.
Just a quick add-on question. For aircraft to be powered up - do you need to switch battery on, or will external power completely do the trick? I could imagine some sort of protection on the battery circuit preventing that, but Bat/GPU running parallel with switch on each seems a simpler solution. ...Jump to post
Most AMMs will have both nose wheel tires changed at a time, it’s not just for ease of work. I’ve worked most Boeing’s, a Douglas or two, and some Airbus...even a Lockheed, and I don’t I’ve ever seen a recommendation to replace both nose wheel assemblies. Yes, I have seen a comparison check in resp...Jump to post
Along the same lines, do airlines strategically shop around for fuel at airports/states/countries with lower prices? Major airlines have people...really software, now, I guess, whose job it is to decide whether it’s more cost efficient...or sometimes, schedule/marketing efficient, to tanker fuel th...Jump to post
You know why I watch Netflix or why I watch a series on other services after the season has ended, rather than watching on broadcast TV? Because I like to watch The whole season drop at once, not piece-meal. Please get to the point, or don’t. It doesn’t matter anymore. You’ve lost my interest...like...Jump to post
Do they require tire rotation and balancing like a regular car? Rotated? No. Balanced at buildup. I looked at our jumbos a while ago, and I seem to recall between 70 & 80 cycles for the body gear and 100 - 120 for the wing. Can’t recall if I looked at the nose. We had an aircraft eating tires i...Jump to post
if the defective situation is unknown , lower efficiency is acceptable and safe. But if the defective situation is noticed , lower efficiency unacceptable and unsafe, and the airplane must fly with restriction according MEL. Is there no contradiction in this? Not at all. That’s why we have schedule...Jump to post
HAWK21M wrote:Engineering Personnell carry out a Transit Check Inspection which is a more detailed check.
Starlionblue wrote:No way you're going to know that for 10 types from memory.
Aviation is a trust but verify environment. There is no way for a flight crew to know that everything done on the aircraft has been done properly, but they trust the maintenance folks to do their job properly. The flight crews perform verification tasks...the walk around, the preflight checks, to en...Jump to post
It’ll depend on the operator. We have maintenance just about anywhere we fly an aircraft, if it spends more than a couple of hours in the ground. One mechanic, maybe a part-timer to back him up. But, they’re there. We typically use contract maintenance at through stations, and they are only required...Jump to post
Max Q wrote:
Incidentally what do people trim their nose hair with ?!
My suspicion is that it's because the main sensor on a ship of that era was the Mark 1 Eyeball. Communications between stations would have been via tube, nothing electronic. So an open bridge provided a 360 degree view for the bridge officers and any lookouts posted.
Just a guess.
In case of smoke emanating from the main cargo deck due to fire, wouldn't you want a door in between to keep the smoke out as long as possible? I recall reading in one of the older threads that the cockpits have a positive air pressure (the exact technical term escapes me now) compared to the cabin...Jump to post
The old, disproven adage, of ‘beer before liquor, never been sicker’ holds true for me. If I start with beer, I never go to booze. If I start with booze, I can drink beer without I’ll effects, though I won’t return to booze. ‘Sicker’, in this case, does not mean puking, it means a nasty headache, re...Jump to post