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by unimproved
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin crew rest area on 744 Combi
Replies: 8
Views: 1751

Re: Cabin crew rest area on 744 Combi

We have it above door 4R, both on the full pax and on the combi.

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by unimproved
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?

After landing (on ILS) the pilot took control on the runway to slow down faster. Probably wanting to take an earlier taxiway than what the autoland stopping distance would put them at.

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by unimproved
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?

Usually the jolt happens when the auto brakes are braking too hard. The pilots didn’t get the brakes off manually so they had to use the switch to deactivate then auto brakes which is often a pretty jolting experience. This explanation makes a ton of sense to me. Thanks! My guess is that your pilot...

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by unimproved
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?

Either a loss of grip which activated the anti skid system or the pilot switching to manual brakes. The jolt is what happens when the brakes are released without first gradually decreasing braking power.

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by unimproved
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Evolution of cockpit equipment - navigation
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Evolution of cockpit equipment - navigation

Most navigation is still done inertial, with some GPS supplements.

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by unimproved
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cargo cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: cargo cooling

Depends on the aircraft type and options taken by the operator. Can be done either via a ground conditioned air cart or APU bleed.

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by unimproved
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 AC Ramp Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 3152

Re: 787 AC Ramp Operations

What is the AFT EXT PWR connected too if not the AC bus?? That graphic doesn’t show lines from it It's connected to the AC bus, but IIRC only used for speeding up APU-less engine start and maintenance tests. Since the engines sit around, what, 100-150 feet from the nose of the aircraft where the ma...

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by unimproved
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 AC Ramp Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 3152

Re: 787 AC Ramp Operations

Okcflyer wrote:
What is the AFT EXT PWR connected too if not the AC bus?? That graphic doesn’t show lines from it

It's connected to the AC bus, but IIRC only used for speeding up APU-less engine start and maintenance tests.

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by unimproved
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France A320 Seat Model Name
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Re: Air France A320 Seat Model Namw

Looks like Rockwell Collins/B/E Aerospace to me.

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by unimproved
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Air Terminals in Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: City Air Terminals in Japan

A large part of the flights in Japan is domestic, and those are pretty much filled with business travelers. Since they can now check in online and often only carry a briefcase as luggage there's no more need for a CAT.

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by unimproved
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lengthening Landing Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Re: Lengthening Landing Gear

The 737 gear retracts into the center wing box, and doesn't leave a lot of space in the middle. Making it longer would mean moving it further outboard and a new wing design.

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by unimproved
Mon May 28, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tri Jet Production
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

Re: Tri Jet Production

Here is a time-lapse video of the removal of the #2 (center) engine from a DC10 in what appears to be an airplane graveyard. The plane is missing the #1 and #3 engines, and I assume has no ballast fuel in the tanks, so what is keeping the nose wheel on the ground? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0...

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by unimproved
Fri May 18, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global visibility of French secondary cities’ airports, or a lack thereof
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Global visibility of French secondary cities’ airports, or a lack thereof

France also has a large TGV network connecting almost anywhere to Paris in less than 6 hours

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by unimproved
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hole in airplane window?
Replies: 12
Views: 4772

Re: Hole in airplane window?

The actual window is secured into the fuselage. Then there's the part with the hole, blinds, etc which is simply clicked into the sidewall panel. In between those is air so that the inside window does not reach outside temperatures. The hole itself is both to keep a clear window, and to prevent the ...

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by unimproved
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Have Bizarre Altitude Callouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: Why Does The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Have Bizarre Altitude Callouts?

If you look at the right shoulder of the F/O, it appears he has his seatbelt fastened UNDER his epaulet. Why would he do that? Yikes. Imagine having to do a quick evacuation... :shock: He must be one of those pilots who took the career path because of the uniform. Yes, they do exist, I met one or t...

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by unimproved
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Reimagined from Hong Kong to Casa on the Super-stretch A346
Replies: 3
Views: 4414

Re: Flying Reimagined from Hong Kong to Casa on the Super-stretch A346

Switch to another image host like imgur, photobucket doesn't do 3rd party hosting anymore.

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by unimproved
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Painting your aircraft questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Painting your aircraft questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0goBHRybY_4

Aluminium parts are done with paint stripper, while honeycomb and composites use sandpaper. It's expected to last until the next D-check/HMV, so about 6-7 years.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0goBHRybY_4

Aluminium parts are done with paint stripper, while honeycomb and composites use sandpaper. It's expected to last until the next D-check/HMV, so about 6-7 years.

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by unimproved
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31028

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

I'm sorry, in that first video, the onlookers were justifiably terrified. The idea of a plane veering towards you...I would honestly take off running. Anyway, this was cool. Hate to see another airline bite the dust. -IR My German is rusty but one person can be heard saying 'What is he doing?'. I c...

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by unimproved
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Use of Scanners close to an Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2713

Re: Use of Scanners close to an Airport

Even a simple discone antenna on the roof/in the garden should make a huge difference.

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by unimproved
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 11832

Re: Any smoking flights still?

I'm also reminded that cigarette smoke isn't good for aircraft. Can someone here remind us of the "why"? Something to do with making the HVAC system less efficient or needing more-frequent mx? Separately, I recall CI611 (the 742 that broke up due to a defective post-tailstrike repair) had...

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by unimproved
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 92
Views: 22088

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Last flights according to KLM: 28 OCT 2017 DUS – Düsseldorf KL1862 arrival Amsterdam 19.05 hrs NWI – Norwich KL1512 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs HAJ – Hannover KL1912 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs BRU – Brussel KL1732 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs LUX – Luxembourg KL1746 arrival Amsterdam 19.35 hrs LHR –...

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by unimproved
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Girt Bar manual vs. automatic.
Replies: 15
Views: 3296

Re: 737 Girt Bar manual vs. automatic.

Changing a single thing would mean receritfying a door which has been designed together with the 707/727, and would have to be changed on many points to be certified with todays standards. It would also mean more training for F/A's switching between the type.

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by unimproved
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices
Replies: 15
Views: 7774

Re: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices

I don't know about Airbus, but we get iPads with Boeing Toolbox Mobile Library and 4G/LTE.

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by unimproved
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 31
Views: 8933

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

It has nothing to do with facilities, but simply a case of people moving near an airport and then complaining about noise.

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by unimproved
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)
Replies: 20
Views: 15794

Re: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)

Nice report, gotta try it out sometime.

The Gate Gourmet receipt isn't very noteworthy, they're the largest airline caterer (once part of Swissair)

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by unimproved
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 18819

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

That looks about the size of the access panel that is on the rear fuselage of the A330 where the FDR is kept. Does the 777 have a similar access panel ? On the bottom left in the picture you can see it isn't completely flat. This is where it attaches to the wing. Actually, looking at the picture an...

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by unimproved
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 18819

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

zeke wrote:
That looks about the size of the access panel that is on the rear fuselage of the A330 where the FDR is kept. Does the 777 have a similar access panel ?

On the bottom left in the picture you can see it isn't completely flat. This is where it attaches to the wing.

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by unimproved
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 18819

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

It's part of the faring between the fuselage and wing.
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Somebody will have a very bad day today, as it is not a service panel and is held in place by screws. Either forgot to reinstall or used wrong screws.

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by unimproved
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RYANAIR SkyInterior | Milan/Bergamo to Santiago | ABORTED TAKEOFF | Photos + Video 4K
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

Re: RYANAIR SkyInterior | Milan/Bergamo to Santiago | ABORTED TAKEOFF | Photos + Video 4K

Sounds like incorrect T/O config (flaps, speedbrakes, RTO) if he went right back to the same runway. Well, of course, it can be a possibility to take into account. But I really don't give it almost any chances. To be like that, the pilots should have skipped the procedures from the beginning of the...

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by unimproved
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RYANAIR SkyInterior | Milan/Bergamo to Santiago | ABORTED TAKEOFF | Photos + Video 4K
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

Re: RYANAIR SkyInterior | Milan/Bergamo to Santiago | ABORTED TAKEOFF | Photos + Video 4K

Sounds like incorrect T/O config (flaps, speedbrakes, RTO) if he went right back to the same runway.

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by unimproved
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of painting / A330 "Hello Kitty" Eva Air
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: Cost of painting / A330 "Hello Kitty" Eva Air

A380MSN004 wrote:
But stickers can stand such long time on the plane?

No, that's why you often see them falling off at the end of their life span.




As for the time it takes, about 7 days for stripping and repainting of a 737.

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by unimproved
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Photobucket blocked everyone's photo's demands $399 to restore
Replies: 33
Views: 6368

Re: Photobucket blocked everyone's photo's demands $399 to restore

This is horrible for a lot of older trip reports, most of which have an author who isn't active here anymore.

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by unimproved
Sun May 28, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parking garage under construction collapses at EIN.
Replies: 9
Views: 2685

Re: Parking garage under construction collapses at EIN.

Nobody was injured as it was a saturday and nobody was at the site.

Might have something to do with the current weather, going from 15c to 30c in a week.

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by unimproved
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine out lateral trim
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Engine out lateral trim

Because you'd have a lot of weight on one wing, which doesn't do much other than roll and change the CoG. What you need is yaw, which can't be trimmed by weight. Let's say the right engine is out. Moving fuel to the other wing would move the CoG left. Because you try to fly as straight forward as po...

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by unimproved
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Int. Airlines might withdraw from GVA in 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 6242

Re: Swiss Int. Airlines might withdraw from GVA in 2018

rutankrd wrote:
What routes are Swiss International rather the Swiss Global ?

Yes they are differing divisions !

All Avro and CSeries flights are Global, and they also operate the 77W for International.

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by unimproved
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AGP see an ME3 carrier?
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: When will AGP see an ME3 carrier?

I don't see it happening soon, as even in the busiest season right now the largest they get is a 752 from the UK. It's heaven for low-cost and charter airlines but I don't see a full service carrier being able to go against them.

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by unimproved
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IFE on British Airways Dreamliner fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: IFE on British Airways Dreamliner fleet

http://www.cbi.org.uk/media/2190942/ba_factsheet_1.pdf

"Video RCA connection beneath USB socket to enable customers to connect their own
digital equipment with the IFE display screen"
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Apparently it was supposed to be included, but they went with USB only instead.

http://www.cbi.org.uk/media/2190942/ba_factsheet_1.pdf

"Video RCA connection beneath USB socket to enable customers to connect their own
digital equipment with the IFE display screen"

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by unimproved
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bizarre Experience at PMI
Replies: 22
Views: 3374

Re: Bizarre Experience at PMI

Like 80%+ of traffic at PMI is Schengen, and they don't do a lot of passport checks because of that. If it's anything like the other Spanish airports I've been at it's basically a single hall where everyone gets dropped off, and if you have 600-700 people with maybe 200 from the UK mixed in they're ...

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by unimproved
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to upgrade A330 fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 3846

Re: KLM to upgrade A330 fleet

I'm not sure about the seats, but the last thing I heard was that the 2 retired 744s were still in full colors and not parted out yet. True in the sence that PH-BFM is missing her engines, nose-cone and probably several other things. PH-BFO looks to be complete, just taped off. I wonder how long th...

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by unimproved
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to upgrade A330 fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 3846

Re: KLM to upgrade A330 fleet

The A332 was to be replaced by the 789 1 on 1 as they were a short term replacement between the 767 and the next gen. Sadly they decided to retire the 744 combi instead, and extended the leases on at least some of the A332s. The A333 is still on its way to be replaced by 78J. I'm not sure about the ...

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