Lephron A large part of what makes air travel so safe are the conservative engineering methods used to design aircraft and their systems. Change is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. That is why we see many radical designs never progress beyond wind tunnel models or drawings. Think sonic cruise...Jump to post
Don't ask me what part # is connected to what part #, but if you lose the hubcab you lose the anti-skid...
I think when SlamClick says tire cap he's referring to the re-tread or re-cap of the tire itself rather than the hub cap fairing.
<i>though servicing it could be tricky...</i> What I've read about this actually makes it sound as though service would hardly be necessary. Rather than having a single "cable" you would have a net(think fishing net not ethernet)of fibers throughout the entire structure. The entire net would be conn...Jump to post
I think 7.2 cents per ASM is a little low. That would be 30% below <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>'s average ASM cost of 10.23 cents as reported in their March 6, 2004 quarterly report. <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/e/040506/nwb10-q.html" target=_blank>http://biz.yahoo.com/e/0...Jump to post
From my experience (I work on 757s every day), unless the pilots really bumped up the throttles the most the guy is going to get is about a 60mph warm gust. Sitting like he is it won't probably bother him. The 747 blowing the truck is a little misleading. The 747 was at <acronym title="President Air...Jump to post
Pw4460 <i>While you're on the subject of 757s and those noisy bleed valves, I take it that's a condition only common with the <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> 2000s.</i> Yes, although I'm not familiar with the <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United King...Jump to post
<i>How many 737-200s does <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> currently have?</i> 47 <i>How many of these are left over from the <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym> merger?</i> 17 <i>Are all/any <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 737-200s hushk...Jump to post
<i>People sometimes get the brothers confused... but this time I believe that Dl757md thought that Dick was going to be a pilot on the Global Flyer (he's not).</i> Thanks, but I know Steve Fossett is going to be the pilot. I don't type very fast and my head was way too far ahead of my fingers. Hence...Jump to post
77236ER <i>Unless there's a dramatic change, Bluetooth won't get beyond mobile phones.</i> Looks to me like it's already made it beyond mobile phones. <a href="http://www.abb.com/global/abbzh/abbzh251.nsf!OpenDatabase&db=/global/abbzh/abbzh250.nsf&v=553E&e=us&url=/global/seitp/seitp202.nsf/0/574AED8...Jump to post
Found this article on the 7E7 which details some of the radical approaches Boeing is using to achieve their efficiency goals. <a href="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/174159_electric20.html" target=_blank>http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/174159_electric20.html</a> What I was wondering i...Jump to post
<i>r u sure the X52 comes out in sep/oct?? </i> I'm not positive about avial on the X52. I got sep/oct fromthis site. <a href="http://www.dabs.com/uk/shopbybrand/saitek/ProductView.htm?quicklinx=362Q" target=_blank>http://www.dabs.com/uk/shopbybrand/saitek/ProductView.htm?quicklinx=362Q</a> They're ...Jump to post
<i>If you have a wired backup, you lose the advantage of going wireless in the first place when you're talking about saving weight on an aircraft.</i> Wireless could be used for redundancy. One wired path and one wireless path is still lighter than two wired paths. But I agree in it's present form b...Jump to post
<i>So it´s only the electricity cord that would be saved then with ABBs Wisa system, still a bit of cord and weight but perhaps not worth it?</i> To quote from the ABB website "The Heidelberg installation is proof of the excellence of the technology – and strong motivation for ABB to continue ...Jump to post
Sorry , I misunderstood your original post. That sounds like it may be harmonic balance. The engines as they spool up don't do so quite evenly and you get this whooshing noise. Try this thread for help. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/91287/" target=_blank>http://www...Jump to post
727 seven twentyseven or just two seven 737-200 seven thirtyseven or just three seven 737-300 seven thirtyseven three hundred or just three hundred 737-800 seven thirtyseven eight hundred or just <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> or just eighthundred 757 seven fiftyseven or just five...Jump to post
FBW was developed and widely implemented successfully in military <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> before commercial <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. I don't know of any current experiments in FBWireless let alone widespread implementation. To give you my answer on your original pos...Jump to post
<i>So car factories risk their expensive robots with this technology, does it show that the technology is getting more mature?</i> I don't see the comparison between car factories and aircraft. Car factories are in a fixed location. The technology doesn't have to deal with a constantly changing envi...Jump to post
Thrustmaster Cougar. The best. Expensive but worth it. <a href="http://us.thrustmaster.com/products/dsp_fam.php" target=_blank>http://us.thrustmaster.com/products/dsp_fam.php</a> Also it can modified in numerous and some very expensive way. <a href="http://cougar.frugalsworld.com/" target=_blank>htt...Jump to post
Ngr Have you noticed this perhaps mainly on the 757? There is a 14th stage bleed valve on the engine that allows excess air, that is forced into the engine by the slow to decelerate fan, to escape. There is an excellent thread on this already. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_av...Jump to post
I did a search and couldn't find anything in the forums on this. Steve Fossett, Sir Richard Branson, and Dick Rutan have teamed up for a solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe nonstop in Scaled Composites latest creation the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. First flight occurred March 5th, 2004. No d...Jump to post
FRASYD <i>I think you will generally need an ATC-license to be allowed to communicate with ATC during taxi.</i> I'm not sure how it works in Europe but here you don't need an ATC license. I'm not even sure what that is. Communications are covered in our taxi qualification courses, but as for a separ...Jump to post
<i>But, for the average speed, you're talking of an average on tours which were known to be full of junkies. It was already famous in th 60s that cyclists were taking illegal drugs.</i> I used the dates I did in rebuttal to your statement <i>"The Tour de France is much harder, much longer than it wa...Jump to post
<i>That problem, however, was not ETOPS related, it was a fuel problem.</i> ETOPS covers all primary systems of which fuel chapter 28 is most definitely one. <i>The broken fuel line was caused by a pump (either fuel or hydraulic, can't recall) being taken form a Tristar engine and put on the 330 eng...Jump to post
I almost always non-rev so I'd have to say.......................an open one.
<a href="http://www.fortune.com/fortune/technology/articles/0,15114,650247,00.html?cnn=yes" target=_blank>http://www.fortune.com/fortune/technology/articles/0,15114,650247,00.html?cnn=yes</a> I'm gonna run out 'n buy me a Mega Millions Lottery ticket so's I can buy me one. Seriously does anybody thi...Jump to post
<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2004/06/19/news/newsmakers/enron_lay.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes" target=_blank>http://money.cnn.com/2004/06/19/news/newsmakers/enron_lay.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes</a> I hope they send him to the chair. One day these corporate swindlers will be made to pay for the suffering the...Jump to post
I was just wondering what other airlines do fuel tank mtc. inhouse.
Delta does their own. I've heard of contract companies that specialize in fuel tank repair and cater to the airlines. Tank Tigers is one.
Does your airline outsource fuel tank mtc?
They non rev as would any other airline employee. They list ahead of time and fly standby. It can be a challenge as they must assure that they get there in time to report for duty. This can result in some pretty creative routings and interesting interpretations of non rev policy. They can also reque...Jump to post
ATL 1. I'd like to see moving walkways and clear ceilings in the concourses. 2. More parking garages so you don't have to park in Hapeville. 3. East side terminal. Already in progress. 4. 6th runway. Proposed. For RJs and other commuters only. 5. If no 6th runway, then second airport north of Atlant...Jump to post
<i>That is really absurd. When it was Virenque's turn to be in the spotlight about dopping, you probably weren't saying that French were chasing everything French, were you ? </i> The difference between what happened to Virenque and the continued baseless persecution of Lance Armstrong is that Viren...Jump to post
I think the French have a love hate relationship with Lance. He's established himself as one of the greats of the tour. They love him for that. In becoming one of the greats of the tour he has, some would say miraculously, overcome much that should have banished him to the shadows of mediocrity. Man...Jump to post
Everbody complains about the lousy service of the airlines. Sure some are better than others. But even on the best we'd all like to see more room, better inflight entertainment, friendlier employees, and better on time performance. What services from an airline, other than getting you from A to B, w...Jump to post
The situation although common is not normal. The pressure fueling system on an large jet <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> incorporates an auto shutoff feature that closes the fueling valves when the tanks are full. This can be overridden to accommodate a bad sensor(falsely seeing fuel theref...Jump to post
To my knowledge there is no government license for taxiing <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. The airline provides the training. At Delta you must pass a general familiarization course and check ride for each type of <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. Pass a general taxi course and an ...Jump to post
<i>So trying to determine the best paid pilots could arguably depend at least partly on their location</i> A lot of pilots don't live in the city that they are based out of. Many commute to their bases. This tends to dilute the above statement. I don't think that many of them do this for economic re...Jump to post
Dl generally uses 737-800 but of course it's what ever the team wants. I know we carry the Giants and the Expos, not sure of the others. It's amazing the massive amounts of food they board for these flight. Shrimp, steak, hamburgers, fresh fruit, candy bars, dove bars, gatorade.... Always look forwa...Jump to post