Someone from Alaska Airlines may be able to verify this. I remember in the late 80's early 90's there were a few 727-200 aircraft operated by Alaska; they flew from <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym> to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - I...Jump to post
There is some correlation regarding aircraft reliability and age but most importantly it comes down to once simple premise…the quality of the maintenance program (on-wing maintenance, vendors, budget, reliability programs, etc...). Time and time again carriers like this will be allowed to operate an...Jump to post
There is an adage that states “better to be thought a fool rather than open ones mouth and remove all doubt”. Some of the theories posted are utter nonsense, maybe this message thread should be formatted into two categories: 1. Reasonable and plausible (i.e. wait for the investigation results or upd...Jump to post
Need to following fuel burn rates (lbs/hr) for a CRJ200 (CL600-2B19) for under the following conditions.
1 - Pilot/Co-pilot - green aircraft plus applicable ballast.
2 - Pilot/Co-pilot, one passenger and 50 pax interior installed.
Both conditions assume max fuel load and max range.
Walking across hangar near 757 that was on jacks to follow up on mechanic that was performing a pitot static test. Noticed the pitot tube adaptors were smoking, dripping molten liquid and turned from blue to brown. Went to the flight deck and noticed the technician had his haz mat mask on. I asked h...Jump to post
On the 707 the "pointy thing" is the <acronym title="OLD: Hapag Lloyd (Germany), NEW: Hapagfly (Germany)">HF</acronym> Radio antenna. On this arrangement the antenna coupler is located at the top of the vertical stabilzer. On the 737 it is called the "HF Longwire" the coupler is located in the cabin...Jump to post
Nothing but pure sensationalism. USA Today picked up the story after the Seattle Times wrote a series of articles regarding the jackscrew. The reporter that authored the Times article has made it his personal mission to trash Alaska and even Boeing at times. Coincidently the mechanics were in contra...Jump to post
I believe in the early 1990's FedEx had a detailed proposal to convert the 727 from a 3 to a 2 crew aircraft. The basic premise was removal of the engineers panel, extension of the pedestal, additional components in the overhead (aft P5 area) and consolidation/automation of the various systems i.e. ...Jump to post
I have been trying to think of the best way to summarize Alaska Airlines and what it has become. I think there are two forces at play; obviously the airline industry (post and pre 9/11) has had a huge impact. While Alaska chose to remain ethical, play by the rules and (yes) treat their employees fai...Jump to post
Believe it or not Alaska Airlines has a routing that sometimes takes a single aircraft on a route that is close to or exceeds a 20 hour span. Miami - Seattle - Anchorage-Fairbanks-Anchorage-Chicago East Coast (Newark, Boston, DC area) - Seattle-Anchorage-Fairbanks-Anchorage-Chicago. I may be off on ...Jump to post
Makes a good five minute sound bite on the evening news but nothing more. For the past twenty years my employment resume includes 3rd Party repair facilities and airline maintenance departments. For anyone to categorically state that airlines are superior to MRO's is completely misinformed. Airlines...Jump to post
Yes. direct flights from Mexico usually go to the south terminal and then through customs.Jump to post
Not uncommon with this type of aircraft. The APU intake is located on the bottom of the fuselage (aft) near the aft airstair. Any hydraulic leak in the wheel well works usually flows down the belly of the aircraft and pools near the APU inlet. Once the APU begins supply pneumatics for cabin air the ...Jump to post
I believe Aviation Week published (with the past year) a very detailed article regarding fractional ownership. It was very informative and "eye opening" regarding the actual cost of the program. Try looking there, sorry I do not have a link.Jump to post
If my memory is correct. The MD80 strakes were installed to assist airflow across the Vertical Stab and elevators during high angle of attack situations. Prevents what is called "tail" stall. From what I was told in certain flight profiles (nose high) the wings had a tendency to rob airflow from th...Jump to post
The Hornets aircraft is the former Seattle Supersonics aircraft N119GA. In the Sonics layout the interior was outfitted in a premium class seating with a separate conference area and I believe a trainers area in the aft cabin. The interior color scheme was done in the team colors Green, Red, and Yel...Jump to post
There is a counterbalance assembly that opens and keeps the door open.
There are hydraulic snubbers that maintain a set velocity when it opens and keeps it open.
A locking mechanism is activated during the take-off roll, basically a plunger engages the torque tube mechanism preventing rotation.
Regarding the exits on the Next Gen's. Where is the logic in this design mandated by the FAR's? A design that worked very well on the original design of the aircraft and was used through the Classics (-300, -400,-500). Very simple and easy to maintain. The doors on the Next Gen's are an engineering ...Jump to post
That would be a "manual revision"
"In the event of a dual hydraulic failure, a manual reversion mode will allow the elevators and ailerons to driven through a mechanical means"
I am only referencing the 737 in this instance, I am not sure about other aircraft.
Politics,influence......and parcel delivery service "within" Europe. The "official" story from UPS was a reliability and performance issue but look at from a broader perspective. UPS purchases RB211's for approx fifty 757 aircraft plus spares. UPS purchases RR TAY's for appox thirty 727-100 plus spa...Jump to post
The philosophy or methodology behind the painting of the wings actually falls back to the manufacture. Regarding Boeing aircraft (commercial airliners) I have never seen an example of an aircraft that did not have all surfaces of the wings painted except for the LE slats (occasionally those were pai...Jump to post
I agree they may have the "right" to ask a question but is it the correct thing to do? I guess it is all from one's perspective. I as a consumer have choices, if I decide to purchase a ticket with America West (or any carrier) at the point of purchase I made a conscious decision that it is a safe mo...Jump to post
Flight benefits should be similar as you now receive with America West. I have a friend who works with them and he absolutely loves it. The reason "the way they do things", what does this mean? As with any business when one is faced with their survival and one is situated very comfortably in the ind...Jump to post
America West had every right to "dismiss" these passengers from that flight. After the Miami incident aircrews everywhere (pilots and cabin staff) with any level of common sense will be on their best behavior. Unfortunately for America West it is their time in the "fish bowl" and invariably it is th...Jump to post
Are you talking about the "bullet" on the engine fan ? If this is a JT3 its roots are traced back to the J57 which powered numerous military aircraft. This engine was designed in the early 50's and basically this a result of the engine design and capability of the times. I have attached a web site a...Jump to post
I worked on the 1st 757 that went into service for North American in 1990. At the time everyone assumed that it was another "generic" charter operator. During the modification of the aircraft to the North American Op Spec the maintenance representatives were comprised of EL AL employees. We thought ...Jump to post