Took a look at our A300 AMM and found the check is only required if the turbulence report is supported by the data from the aircraft. Further the doesn't seem to be as in-depth, though all the accessible areas are inspected. Unless, the flight crew reports excessive lateral loads, that is confirmed...Jump to post
I seriously doubt that the US will ever fully convert to the metric system. It would be very costly and take years to completely convert. One huge hurdle I see is that changing all of the highway markings and signs to kilometers would be a massively time consuming and expensive undertaking that rea...Jump to post
fr8mech wrote:Later, when I get to work, I’ll pull the AMM on one of our planes and expand a little bit, if you’d like.
747Whale wrote:No, it wouldn't.
There are inspections triggered by certain events, such as severe turbulence, but that's not what you've described.
Seabear wrote:Guess I'll have to find a pet-sitter for Fluffy (my emotional support Komodo dragon).
When I was aboard a cruise ship as a passenger taking a bridge tour, an ear-splitting alarm went off. A crewman went running to respond to it. When we asked what that was all about, the first officer explained: "That goes off every fifteen minutes and its purpose is to ensure that we are all al...Jump to post
I'll describe the takeoff. We pulled onto the runway and I heard the engines quietly spool up (these are GEnX, so they're quiet). As we approached 80kt, the front section started to shudder and a roar came from beneath the floor. I thought the shuddering would stop once the nose lifted, but it did l...Jump to post
On top of having different weights, different engines will spool up and down at different rates, so you would risk having an unbalanced aircraft and an unbalanced thrust situation. Nuclear powerplants don't need to be symmetrical. Airplanes do need to be symmetrical. Could the latter problem be fixe...Jump to post
I sat in 1A on the 748i the day before yesterday (amazing experience). The forward cabin is absurdly quiet.* The nose was designed for M=0.9, IIRC.
The flight deck is a different thing.
*Once the gear is up. With the gear down it sounds like someone opened a portal to hell beneath the floor.
But only measles would contaminate 100% of the people in a flight of that duration. Is it still the most contagious disease? The evidence-based number is closer to 90% but that's small comfort. And assuming that they were all on a cramped tube for six hours or so, it's likely to be higher than 90% ...Jump to post
It was just a gimmick used by Boeing. I doubt we will see it in anything new again as it’s not really very popular and adds to the cost of maintenance. Plus it’s a real pain in he proverbial when the system fails and passengers are unable to control them on night to day flights. It's lighter and ha...Jump to post
The people of Detroit continuously vote NO on light rail to and from DTW as well as the region itself. Apparently, the reason is because the project would require an increase in taxpayer money, something in which over 50% of the population in that area either wont use/benefit from, or fund from the...Jump to post
SFO. Fewer, but yes. Even the CI 748. And at OAK MD-11s still climb out over my house.Jump to post
Given that the upper deck of an A380 is roughly equivalent to the main deck of an A330/A340 and given that the lower deck is roughly equivalent to a 747/777, I see no reason why suites can't be installed in those types. It's not as if any airline has introduced a two-floor suite on the A380. Now, EY...Jump to post
How much of it is the airlines fault? EVERY company (especially large ones like AA) have idiots that work for them. This is an example of an idiot. In many cases you don't know someone is an idiot until they are put into a scenario that shows they are an idiot. And each and every employee or contra...Jump to post
I will point out that prostitution is a state crime. Regulation of prostitution is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government (although one could see it becoming netted in under the interstate commerce clause if enough states legalize it). It's legal in parts of Nevada. There are cer...Jump to post
The issue with zone/row boarding that usually holds everything up is that multiple people are trying to use the same space at once. So here you are trying to get to your seat just behind the lady with the Winnebago that she's trying to stuff into the overhead bin. Or the confused gentleman who can't...Jump to post
Boeing really owes it to United to be the launch customer. They've been the only loyal US airline. United is also very low key and doesn't pull silly PR stunts. Loyalty and $3.50 will buy a cup of coffee. Being a launch customer comes with a fair amount of risk. Look at what the launch customers fo...Jump to post
DL and UA are begging for this. Others as well. A big market and Boeing is sitting in there ass for years. If Boeing doesn’t announce this year, Boeing can’t complain when DL, FI, and UA give Airbus 300 orders. Orders for what? Airbus doesn't have a 763-sized aircraft. I guess DL and UA can order A...Jump to post
Oh. I thought you were crew. My Bad. Enjoy your stay and thanks for Flying Boeing. It is amazing. By Friday she will be in Paris. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N20904 I should clear up a point of confusion. On departure, our onboard system showed our destination as CDG. As soon as the captain...Jump to post
I was on the Boeing delivery center crew for that aircraft. How is she doing? Quite the flight history. Will your duty cycle allow you to lay over in CDG or will you miss that one? I'm a passenger and we were headed to PPT (where I am now). Aircraft seems to be operating just fine. Other than out-o...Jump to post
Greetings from N20904. We're currently at FL360 on our way from SFO to PPT. N20904 is the first 787 delivered to UA. Why is her ship number 3904 and not 3901? And why does the nose gear door say "0904" and not "3904"? In fact, the entire 787-8 fleet's ship numbers make no sense. ...Jump to post
In February 2008 I remember seeing a displayed ground speed of 803MPH on a BA 772 operating EWR-LHR. We got there in a bit under 5:30.
A month later, the flight back was just over 8 hours.
From your response it seems like you dismiss the importance of building up your immune system? We should just rely in medication and vaccines? Healthy lifestyle is healthy lifestyle and has global benefits. However, you build your immune system by exposing it to antigens against which it can direct...Jump to post
In a year, when component manufacturers have closed up shop and perhaps destroyed molds and what-not, then no amount of money will resurrect the program. When the tooling is destroyed, it should be done publicly and the videos put on Youtube for the sole purpose of preventing any "Restart A380...Jump to post
After actually reading through this week's cdc report, A.) They made a typo "subclade 3C.2a1 (n=109) or clade 3C.3a (n=138)" I'm pretty sure clade 3C.3a should be 109, 3C.2a1 should be 138. This can be seen in the visualization below. I'd be pretty damn worried if it is as written... Oooh...Jump to post
There are different definitions of cycle. Thank you very much for your comprehensive answer. I had wondered if the industry hadn't just agreed on one simplified definition and accepted that variances to specific components will occur, or whether it was a complex and nuanced question. It appears to ...Jump to post
H3N2 is dominating in the US southeast, likely dragging down the vaccine effectiveness estimate for the year. Also Nebraska is seeing mostly H3N2. Everywhere else it's H1N1 closely matching the vaccine strain. I had not heard this. H3N2 is accounting for 20-30% of cases nationally. I wasn't aware t...Jump to post
I got a flu shot once. It is an overrated experience. If you are young and healthy you don't need one, anyone telling you differently is a very panicky individual. ...or a Board-Certified Pediatrician with two degrees in Molecular Biology who was the TA for the Molecular Virology course at Stanford...Jump to post
bad news everyone. That flu shot some of us got is less than 50% effective this year . https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/health/flu-vaccine-effectiveness-cdc/index.html I think those numbers need to be looked with some nuance. If you're under 50, it's still quite effective at 55-60%. The high-dose tri...Jump to post
It's done. No more orders. :shakehead: Airlines will have been told - buy now or never. Sadly, from a passenger and A380 fan's perspective they all chose never. I would bet you that if an airline suddenly came running to A with cash in hand TOMORROW and wanted 50 of them, A would figure out a way (...Jump to post
Doc, normally, we count pressurization cycles, though I do believe, as Yikes! mentioned, each touch and go is considered a cycle. Neither landing gear cycles nor engine cycles are counted separately from airframe cycles. So I know that most landing gear components age by cycle, rather than by FH. S...Jump to post
I remember when they were extending BART down to Millbrae and the airport and the Sierra Club tried to get the entire project scrapped because a community of garter snakes would have to find new homes about a quarter mile away. Actually I'm rather fond of garter snakes... It's so idiotic because th...Jump to post
The variable pitch is what set this project apart. So its another GTF engine (soon all the three major players will have GTF engines). The variable pitch was to allow the engine not have thrust reverse doors or clamshells thus saving weight. I think that variable pitch will be the next step. But OM...Jump to post
Well, now this: https://sf.curbed.com/2019/2/13/18223516/high-speed-rail-newsom-sf-la-canceled-california We do have a market for high-speed rail (or something) between SF and LA. There are 62 flights just from LAX to SFO scheduled tomorrow (61 because AS canceled one). That doesn't even take into a...Jump to post
Yes, but there is one problem. If the EU starts doing that, it will immediately gain more active independent foreign policy, and for sure will not align it with the USA. And if the goal here is to get Europeans to buy American arms, this is the last thing they will do. They will invest in their own...Jump to post
One position on which I agree with Mr. Trump is that the USA has shouldered too much of the military financial burden for NATO. Given that the EU has a GDP on the same order of magnitude as the USA, I would expect the EU to contribute a similar amount of resources. However, threatening to withdraw f...Jump to post
Per futurists, it competes with solar and wind electricity which transmits with good efficiency, and batteries which are getting ever cheaper. Better batteries which can be charged faster will be a formidable competitor for hydrogen. That said, hydrogen will have advantages in particular niches, an...Jump to post
This is the first time in my memory that I've heard of a primary flaps malfunction (without something else obviously causing it). What could cause it? What kinds of logic are built in to ensure that the aircraft remains controllable with jammed flaps? Is there logic to prevent the LE slats from retr...Jump to post
Is it? California did away with the religious exemption several years ago and the state seems stable enough (for California anyway :boggled: ). A quick Google-machine search turns up that medical exemptions, quite coincidentally of course, have increased. It looks like the elimination of the religi...Jump to post
Cetirizine (ZYRTEC) has been shown to have some nonspecific antinflammatory properties that may relieve viral upper respiratory infection symptoms. Otherwise, liberal irrigation with saline in the nose and judicious use of antipyretics (acetaminophen/paracetamol and ibuprofen) and decongestants is a...Jump to post
SRQKEF wrote:Doha has a pool as well:
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