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by fdxtulmech
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 20016

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

I would imagine that they did not have any kinda of vendor agreement in place. Without AA being an approved vendor the is no way for them to transfer the part legally, at least not quickly. Every part has to have a paper trail to satisfy the FAA requirements. Personally, I had an AA aircraft on a we...

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by fdxtulmech
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post maitenance test flight
Replies: 17
Views: 2346

Re: Post maitenance test flight

Most of the time it is the operators GMM (General Maintenance Manual) that will specify conditions where a test flight is required beyond anything called out in the AMM (Aircraft Maintenance Manual). The AMM usually has very few, if any requirements for a flight. Some will have certain calibration f...

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by fdxtulmech
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1730
Views: 391458

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Don't suppose anybody has any information on the load they where carrying? Was it full? Did they have a bunch of voided positions? Just curious if there was the possibility of a shift in CG due to some of the cans coming loose in the turbulence. Shouldn't be a way for them to come loose, but nothing...

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by fdxtulmech
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future engine improvements
Replies: 32
Views: 3344

Re: Future engine improvements

You can get a marked improvement in efficiency by going to a single engine, half the engines half the fuel, duh!

BTW its a joke for those of you whom have lost their online sense of humor. Oh, and a manual transmission is driving, automatic is riding.

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by fdxtulmech
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How expensive are D checks?
Replies: 7
Views: 3227

Re: How expensive are D checks?

Lost revenue is not counted directly in the cost of checks. Most operators, except around Thanksgiving and Christmas, plan on having planes in check all the time. They are usually scheduled into heavy mx "nose-to-tail", meaning when one is released the next is ready for induction. For exam...

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by fdxtulmech
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetways creating gray/black marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Jetways creating gray/black marks?

When I was working EMB-145s, the jet bridges would scratch the first window to the point that it would become hard to see through.

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by fdxtulmech
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10389

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Yup, Skywest used legacy XJT and ASA to gain more profitable routs for Skywest while pushing all of the less profitable 50 seat routs onto XJT. I worked there for nearly 20 years and watched a great company be torn apart by Skywest. Every time we made progress or get close to being profitable we wo...

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by fdxtulmech
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10389

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Yup, Skywest used legacy XJT and ASA to gain more profitable routs for Skywest while pushing all of the less profitable 50 seat routs onto XJT. I worked there for nearly 20 years and watched a great company be torn apart by Skywest. Every time we made progress or get close to being profitable we wou...

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by fdxtulmech
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine over the fuselage question
Replies: 38
Views: 3376

Re: Engine over the fuselage question

Could be also, the air gets "squeezed" between the engine and fuselage if they are on top of the wing and can cause some drag and design consideration. I remember when the EMB-145 was being developed, one of the original designs had the engines on top of the wing. Basically, converting a E...

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by fdxtulmech
Fri May 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 6797

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

When I was working for the regionals, we made up a lot of time on turns. The plane would come in 20-30 minutes late on a 45 minute turn and leave a few minutes early. Especially, when they were tankering fuel for short hops.

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by fdxtulmech
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Static Wick
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Static Wick

Some planes, like the EMB-135/140/145 the wicks themselves are threaded on the end and screw into the base. The base however is basically, glued to the aircraft and is usually what gets blown of during a lighting strike or knocked off. They are easy to replace, but require cure time.

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by fdxtulmech
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3511

Re: Better way to load freighters

You would also need to make changes to other infrastructure that supports the flight. For example, currently when I go out to my plane to change a NAV light or other routine maintenance I use a lift truck to get to what I need, under your system I would need some sort of bridge system to perform mai...

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