And a Link to the current status of TNT:
as stated on the website - The county is exploring ways to generate revenue there.
TNT is still operation for GA training. With EAL, PAA and Air Florida it was used for test flights after maintenance and I've heard some of the current airframe MRO's in MIA still use it. Landed there many times on check flights and on occasion had to wait for an alligator to clear a taxiway - they ...Jump to post
If you’re allowed to use a small amount of mercury (1-2 cc), study the contamination effect on aluminum alloy. I remember 2 spills in the cargo area and one plane was scrapped years ago when I was at a large airline. Urine degradation is another big issues with horse transportation. I did a quick st...Jump to post
Just some thoughts having gone through the steel brake vs. carbon brake change over in the 1980's: 1. Any weight loss/gain on an aircraft is negligible unless the flight is at cruise level for more than 3 hours. Good for widebodies but most US narrowbody flights are less than 3 hours at cruise thoug...Jump to post
ATC will just love them speaking in character!Jump to post
Boeing provides in the 737 Aircraft Maintenance Manual (Chapter 11) a storage procedure when the aircraft is planned to be parked more than 7 days. There are servicing and check requirements scheduled with intervals from 7-180 days. And the days parked count for calendar based maintenance requiremen...Jump to post
The 757 is designed so that when the NLG is overloaded the wheel well fails in a structured manner to keep the NLG from departing and damaging the engines/wings. The same design as the 747. There are no fuse pins in the NLG. Had this happen in SJO on an Eastern 757 in the 80's. PM took control of th...Jump to post
Just reported by Miami Channel 10 - A Citation flew past its destination of FXE by 30 miles and crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Cessna business jet crashes in ocean east of Fort Lauderdale https://www.local10.com/news/local/fort-lauderdale/cessna-business-jet-crashes-in-ocean-east-of-fort-lauderdaleJump to post
Being reported by Boston Channel 5, a WN aircraft is disabled on a taxiway due to a nose wheel mechanical issue.
https://www.wcvb.com/article/southwest- ... t/26008675
Where was the 2nd Tech in the cockpit to stop the a/c? During the Eastern strike was pushing back a 757 in MIA when the tow bar broke. The plane was drifting back into the International Concourse when I radio'd the cockpit to stop just as the interphone cable disconnected. The Tower started yelling ...Jump to post
Much appreciated Stratclub and Yeelep! Agree - I don't have a full non-customized IPC for the NG's but based on the partial P/N was able to determine it is Boeing P/N 10-61337-13 or P/N 580-250-451 from Cablecraft.
Keep 'em High and Level.
I have a question on the MLG visual indicator (pop-up) that is on the 737NG. We received as part of a MLG for overhaul the teleflex cable that connects between the MLG and the pop-up indicator. This is not part of the MLG that is overhauled and in order to return it to the customer, I'm in need of f...Jump to post
The list price on a new set of Mains (2 Body Gear and 2 Wing Gear) is roughly $25M USD. Much higher than a set of new 747-8 Mains but due to the smaller fleet size the burdened costs are being spread over a smaller number of shipsets and almost no spare sales. The 747-8 gear are an up-sized version ...Jump to post
At least SKA, SKB & SKD have freshly overhauled landing gear. Note sure if the spares market can handle 3 shipsets which should be around $12M-$15M per shipset to purchase. There is already one shipset of spares available.Jump to post
Runway 12-30 was closed as the new 10R-28L is elevated at the extended East end to cross over US1 to make it jet capable length and this would have made 12-30 an obstacle clearance issue for such a short runway. Only took off on Runway 12 once on a WN flight years ago which required an immediate LH ...Jump to post
With only some scant details, it seems that the MLG will incorporate something similar to what the A340 MLG has which retracts the shock strut during the retraction sequence to allow the MLG to fit in the existing wheel well. If designed right, it would have little negative impact to dispatch reliab...Jump to post
As reported by thegoldenargosy, Eastern N523EA was on takeoff roll just past V1 when the flightcrew heard a loud bang and the Captain, who thought the a/c was still on the runway, took control from the F/O and attempted to put the nose back on the runway while attempting an RTO. The aircraft was act...Jump to post