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by stratclub
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not commercialize the Dreamlifter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: Why not commercialize the Dreamlifter?

There is no monetary incentive to build more out sized cargo planes. The fact that Antonov never completed building the 2nd AN-225 is a pretty good indicator of how much need there is for such a plane. On a related subject about the Dreamlifter, just guessing, but I never thought there was a favorab...

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Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DHC-8 reverse thrust?
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: DHC-8 reverse thrust?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant-speed_propeller
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Like most turbo-prop aircraft, they have variable pitch props which goes to reverse pitch during landing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant-speed_propeller

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by stratclub
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: List for the FAA approval item
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: List for the FAA approval item

After reviewing the product it looks like it might be used by an airlines passenger as a carry on electrical cooking device and would not be certified by the FAA. Much like laptops and tablets may be used in flight but are not approved for manufacture or use by the FAA.

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by stratclub
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Consumption Rate For Different Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Fuel Consumption Rate For Different Aircraft

Because jet fuel changes density with temperature it is measured in pounds in NA. The amount of energy in a pound of jet fuel does not change with weight. Fuel burn is stated as pounds per hour. The average weight for Jet fuel is 6.8 pounds for 1 gallon. Metric countries use kilograms per liter. IDK...

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: List for the FAA approval item
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: List for the FAA approval item

Not sure what you are asking. It would be helpful to what items you are referring to. New or overhauled/rebuilt? For non repairable/rebuild able items such as say seat belts, carpets etc. are certified to a technical Standards order. https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/design_approvals/tso/ Rebuil...

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by stratclub
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?
Replies: 27
Views: 4733

Re: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?

Emergency exits are overrated, might as well weld it shut right? Great plan, but 2024-T3 aluminum is not really weldable. Emergency equipment will almost never be used on most aircraft but if it is ever needed, it must work as designed with 100% reliability. Disabling or tampering with emergency eq...

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by stratclub
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Database of airliner characteristics and prices
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Database of airliner characteristics and prices

A company I worked at considered brokering aircraft and we found out that you can't play unless you are a principle player. Try this site: https://naraaircraft.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwnLjVBRAdEiwAKSGPIxzzM-UjKulbLP8ouZTynFFkqIVQOBFLXm5bHLdMeoiPWW-6BuV7ZBoCxsUQAvD_BwE You should be able to find links to a...

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Database of airliner characteristics and prices
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Database of airliner characteristics and prices

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_78 ... ifications
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IDK, but could be. WIKI is pretty a pretty good resource for aircraft specs but by it's nature some facts might be incorrect.
A good example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_78 ... ifications

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many PAX oxygen masks in an aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: How many PAX oxygen masks in an aircraft?

(2) In the case of individual dispensing units, to enable each user to make those determinations with respect to that person's oxygen supply and delivery; and Ah okay, I see your point. I thought that is why the flow indicator existed in some passenger oxygen systems. Why wouldn't they use "po...

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by stratclub
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many PAX oxygen masks in an aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: How many PAX oxygen masks in an aircraft?

Actually, there are more masks than Pax. I would guess about 25% more. Each row of three has 4 masks as an example. You have to remember that people move around the cabin during flight and might not be at their seats when an emergency takes place. (2) In the case of individual dispensing units, to e...

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by stratclub
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 304
Views: 11606

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

Slick Willy should have just answered, NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS and left it at that. And really, someones sexual encounters are not anybodies business except the consenting people involved. Trump? Once again it is a a question that is nobodies business except the consenting people involved. Seriously, ...

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by stratclub
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Test pilot & production pilot
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Test pilot & production pilot

7BOEING7 wrote: I can sum up production flight test in the following way: "People make money doing this?" "Why work for a living if you don't have to?" "Which toy do I get to play with today?" Ain't it the truth. Sit in a comfy chair, look out the window, monitor the i...

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Altitude Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Re: 737 Altitude Question

Clearly Aviation needs an APL (Acronym Protection Program). Incident investigation: "When you say you lost a TR, do you mean a thrust reverser failed to deploy or you misplaced a transformer rectifier"?

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSSU
Replies: 15
Views: 1103

Re: KSSU

https://www.airnewzealand.com/engineeri ... aintenance
For code sharing, ANZ is a member of the STAR Alliance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Alliance
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ANZ maintenance is in house. https://www.airnewzealand.com/engineeri ... aintenance
For code sharing, ANZ is a member of the STAR Alliance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Alliance

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine requirement criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Engine requirement criteria

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737#Specifications https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A340#Specifications Engine thrust requirements are determined by aircraft weight. #3 requires the most amount of thrust per engine in an engine out emergency and it is always considered in the design. The A3...

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about FAA's Airworthiness Directives
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Question about FAA's Airworthiness Directives

Here you go. https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/atos/air_carrier/ AD notes generally apply to the aircrafts engineering, manufacture and maintenance. The processes in regards to operations is regulated with 14 CFR Part 121 Air Carrier Certification. A carrier has to maintain an AOC (Air Operators...

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Only Pilots-In-Command Are To Be Trained For Ground Taxi"
Replies: 15
Views: 2300

Re: "Only Pilots-In-Command Are To Be Trained For Ground Taxi"

I think more than anything it's whatever is written into a carriers operations manual. The operations manual is sometimes written by people that are not to sharp and the the FAA approves it and then you are stuck unless someone revises the operations manual. There is no valid reason an aircraft can'...

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by stratclub
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Test pilot & production pilot
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Test pilot & production pilot

Kind of of a romanticized dissertation Me thinks. You could probably write something just as interesting about janitors or garbage collectors or meter readers. Really, pilots aren't that much different than most folks. Flight test is pretty mundane stuff, really. Hours of hard work by a professional...

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by stratclub
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Test pilot & production pilot
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Test pilot & production pilot

Not sure of exact number of in house pilots Boeing Commercial Airplanes has but generally FTE will have a pilots pool of more experienced pilots than production. The number of pilots in the FTE pool will vary depending on test requirements. If we are validation testing a new model there will be up t...

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by stratclub
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost to return to airport
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: Cost to return to airport

True, but it only takes one person in distress to declare an emergency and potentially require a landing at the nearest airport.

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 5424

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

B-777? The best aircraft Boeing has ever made. Probably a better airplane than the B-787. Of course time will tell..................

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 5424

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

Obsolescence killed the DC-10 and The TriStar. The market will be what kills the A-380 and 747-8I. It is just criminal that the F.A.A. certified the DC-10. The biggest contributing factor to the crash at O'Hare wasn't really the fact that the pylon ripped the hydraulic lines out of the L.E. when it ...

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New airline. Any ideas for it?
Replies: 21
Views: 2477

Re: New airline. Any ideas for it?

Also, experimenting with bare metal on some planes wouldn't be bad. Say,finding ways for it to be low cost to maintain so you save money on fuel. Airplane used to be pretty much polished aluminum but I think the maintenance cost for keeping the aluminum polished was more expensive than just paintin...

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New airline. Any ideas for it?
Replies: 21
Views: 2477

Re: New airline. Any ideas for it?

AeroNet Air Service. An airlines is certainly a great way to turn a large fortune into a small fortune.

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3142

Re: Next important technology?

The military UAV's already fly unmanned missions half way around the planet. Their loss rate is still excessively high. ( And not from being shot at ). https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/drone-crashes/database/ Oh, O.K. Must be why we're nowhere near using that technology for hauling ...

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA, SW, G4 Fleet Harmonization
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: UA, SW, G4 Fleet Harmonization

Did a ton of Livery changes in the 80's. A plane came in and the interior is stripped out of it and sent to the interior shop for livery change/refurb while maintenance, repaint and carrier specific Engineering Orders are performed in the hanger. Seats, galleys, sidewalls, ceiling panels etc were ge...

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3142

Re: Next important technology?

I suspect the next advancement would be improved software and redundancies such that single pilot operation becomes feasible and safe for many occasions, airlines would eat up the potential crew cost savings and less space allocated towards the cockpit == more space allocated to revenue generating ...

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by stratclub
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3142

Re: Next important technology?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nopHgXojb8
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Folding wing tips were on option on the B-777 at enter to service In 1995. No operator yet have bought the option most likely because of the weight penalty. Tobarless tugs capable of towing an aircraft to the runway threshold are already in common use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nopHgXojb8

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 4208

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

I think you are missing the point. The aircraft is inspected by shop and inspection and is not released to the flight crew until it is serviced/inspected and verified as airworthy. Go into any airlines records and you will see how this is set up in a fail safe manner to insure only an airworthy air...

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote
Replies: 14
Views: 1860

Re: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote

What is the airport code for your destination?

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 4208

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

I think you are missing the point. The aircraft is inspected by shop and inspection and is not released to the flight crew until it is serviced/inspected and verified as airworthy. Go into any airlines records and you will see how this is set up in a fail safe manner to insure only an airworthy airc...

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity
Replies: 14
Views: 2451

Re: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity

george77300 wrote:
Interesting of the two comments above one thinks front is bigger and the other rear is bigger. I have no idea myself but thought interesting.

The aft baggage pit tapers down as you go aft from the door. So yup, I could see the aft pit might hold fewer bags than the forward pit.

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin crew rest areas
Replies: 24
Views: 5003

Re: Cabin crew rest areas

Great link. On the B787 you would never even know there are 2 crew rest. One in the overhead at door one and one in the overhead at door 4. The entry doors for both just look like a part of the galley in that area. Completely non discrete.

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote
Replies: 14
Views: 1860

Re: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote

If your aircraft has a range of 7240 Nautical miles, as Google suggests, even with the additional fuel burn because of weight, it might be cheaper to fuel for the round trip in Paris. The other consideration is the cost of turning the aircraft at your destination. For that you should have someone on...

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 4208

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

With Large aircraft AMT's will perform required servicing and do a pre-flight inspection prior to flight. So for the flight crew, a walk around is somewhat redundant as the aircraft has already been verified as airworthy and released for flight. Sometimes the F/O or F/E will do a walk around and oth...

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by stratclub
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 4208

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

Double Post...........

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by stratclub
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are transatlantic flights with electric powered planes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: How far away are transatlantic flights with electric powered planes?

I did some some Internet math and a Tesla model S has a 100 KWh battery that's good for about 325 miles. In BTU's that's about the same amount of energy as 3 gallons of gasoline or 345,000 BTU's. So on the same amount of energy, The Tesla goes about 3 times as far as a gasoline powered car. The Down...

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by stratclub
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are transatlantic flights with electric powered planes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: How far away are transatlantic flights with electric powered planes?

With the 1 in 43 weight penalty, doing it with current battery technology is not doable. If inexpensive, clean, safe and dependable small nuclear reactors were developed, It would probably be very doable. Maybe someone will figure out that Tesla wasn't so crazy after all and invent an efficient way ...

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by stratclub
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 engine rattle
Replies: 26
Views: 2673

Re: 747-300 engine rattle

A time came where we had to put Molykote G on the part span abutments on return to home base, it was a battle to stop the fan especially in stiff breezes.. Ya, the wind can spin a fan fairly fast. We would just get up there and just kinda choke the spinner until the fan came to a stop. You only tri...

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by stratclub
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Rear Cargo Door Fitted to DHC-8?

A very good place to start is the DC8's STC's And SSTC's . https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/09/27/00-24749/airworthiness-directives-mcdonnell-douglas-model-dc-8-series-airplanes The answer is most likely there but will require some digging. As far as adding a main deck cargo door many ...

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by stratclub
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 wing lights - no lights?
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: A380 wing lights - no lights?

Strobes and the red and green nav lights are in the shadow of the end of the wing and usually not visible inside the aircraft.

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