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by pikachu
Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Etops
Replies: 59
Views: 10156

RE: Etops

1. FlytoEGCC, as I recall the crossfeed was opened and never closed which caused the complete fuel exhaustion. 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 engine for which it was not designed. Chaffing did ca...

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by pikachu
Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Doors. Access from the outside?
Replies: 16
Views: 6443

RE: Cockpit Doors. Access From The Outside?

"There is no doubt that with gps and autonav that a plane could fly to a destination and land without pilot input." Who's going to load the FMC for the approach in use? Who's going to put the flaps out? Who's going to put the gear down? Who's going to land when the ILS is out and visual approaches a...

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by pikachu
Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Etops
Replies: 59
Views: 10156

RE: Etops

207 minutes is a 15% extension of 180 minutes as 137 minutes is of 120 minutes.

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by pikachu
Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite A320s, Where Are They Now?
Replies: 2
Views: 4060

RE: Elite A320s, Where Are They Now?

If you can provide registrations it's very easy to find out where each is. SSV has a few I believe.

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by pikachu
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome Back Canada 3000
Replies: 82
Views: 12173

RE: Welcome Back Canada 3000

Waiting for an email reply as well. Any word if AJK will be back to run the show?

www.aerofalcon.ca is the other start up in YYZ.

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by pikachu
Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kudos To HMY Airways!
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

RE: Kudos To HMY Airways!

C-GTSN is indeed flying. Nice to finally see it flying in HMY colors.

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by pikachu
Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HMY Airways To HNL And OGG - Its Official!
Replies: 14
Views: 4560

RE: HMY Airways To HNL And OGG - Its Official!

Were you at the meeting yesterday Astral? Seems HMY has a clear direction for the foreseeable (sp?) future.

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by pikachu
Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: File: Great Boeing (BCA) Information
Replies: 12
Views: 2083

RE: File: Great Boeing (BCA) Information

That's a great document. Post the others you have and I'll be sure to grab a copy as fast as I can. Thanks!

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by pikachu
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TTI Will Not Seek Extension Of AC Investment
Replies: 62
Views: 4213

RE: TTI Will Not Seek Extension Of AC Investment

"Give Air Canada 1 good healthy year of solid stability in the marketplace, they'll make a buck or two."

Haha! That's the only way AC can make money, if it's a gimme!

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by pikachu
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Unions Eye Other Investors
Replies: 69
Views: 5519

RE: Air Canada Unions Eye Other Investors

Even under CCAA protection Air Canada cannot service their debt. Understand that and there is no denying that the end is near.

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by pikachu
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HMY Airways Rebranding
Replies: 46
Views: 5001

RE: HMY Airways Rebranding

Is HMY really considering another leased white tail for the summer? Why dump 812 if that's teh case?

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by pikachu
Thu Aug 15, 2002 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FMS Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

RE: FMS Questions

The ETP can be calculated manually by plugging numbers into a very simple formula. The Airbus MCDU will do it for you and display it's location as a small circle on the moving map.

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by pikachu
Thu Aug 15, 2002 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Fuel Dump Vent Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 9663

RE: A330 Fuel Dump Vent Question?

Perhaps the confusion comes from the A330 which can have the fuel dump valves installed as an option. It does not necessarily need the ability as an overweight landing is acceptable.

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by pikachu
Wed Aug 14, 2002 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fire Prediction And Prevention
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

RE: Engine Fire Prediction And Prevention

I would suggest that during take-off is not the best time to try and solve an engine problem. If an engine parameter is exceeded reject the take-off.
However, in cruise reducing power on an engine that is experienceing problems would be perfectly acceptable.

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by pikachu
Wed Aug 14, 2002 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Cockpit (Jet Vs Prop)...
Replies: 12
Views: 4864

RE: Question About Cockpit (Jet Vs Prop)...

The prop lever controls the pitch of the propellor. Low pitch or "fine" for take-off and landing and high pitch or "coarse" for cruise. The fine pitch rotates faster as it takes smaller bites of air than coarse.

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by pikachu
Sat Aug 03, 2002 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-200 - Grey Panels On Overhead
Replies: 27
Views: 11079

RE: 737-200 - Grey Panels On Overhead

I know the signifigance of the grey panels but I am wondering if Boeing has ever provided an explanation (in print) for the reasoning behind coloring the panels grey.

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by pikachu
Sun Jul 28, 2002 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inboard Versus Outboard Ailerons
Replies: 5
Views: 16583

RE: Inboard Versus Outboard Ailerons

GENERALLY speaking the outboards are locked out at higher speeds as airlerons that far out can cause a few complications at high speed. That is why spoilers are used in conjuction with the inboard ailerons on modern Airbus's.

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by pikachu
Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-200 - Grey Panels On Overhead
Replies: 27
Views: 11079

737-200 - Grey Panels On Overhead

Has Boeing ever put into print the reasoning for coloring these panels a different shade of grey? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/049871/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/049871/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IM...

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by pikachu
Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ridges On The Wing
Replies: 10
Views: 6079

RE: Ridges On The Wing

Could it be the gap between the wing and flaps or slats?

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by pikachu
Sat Jul 06, 2002 8:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Small Windows Above Cockpits
Replies: 13
Views: 3936

RE: Small Windows Above Cockpits

They say jumping from a 744 escape hatch will give you the same impact as jumping from four feet.

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by pikachu
Sat Jun 22, 2002 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gravel Deflectors On 737-200
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

RE: Gravel Deflectors On 737-200

It's high pressure bleed air blowing anything and everything out of the way.

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by pikachu
Wed May 29, 2002 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim On Large Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 4360

RE: Trim On Large Aircraft

Trim is not so much of an issue on heavy jets as the autopilot does almost all of the flying and thus trimming. However, the acceptable trim limits (within the green band) are rather large so if it felt good while hand flying I went with it and never noticed an appreciable difference from one airpla...

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by pikachu
Sat May 18, 2002 6:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly-By-Wire?
Replies: 20
Views: 2263

RE: Fly-By-Wire?

The Airbus actually has five flight control computers, three primary and two secondary. "One computer of any type is capable of controlling the aircraft and of assuring safe flight and landing".

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by pikachu
Fri Apr 26, 2002 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Passing Of Manual Reversion....
Replies: 20
Views: 5773

RE: The Passing Of Manual Reversion....

That is correct Jetpilot.

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by pikachu
Fri Apr 26, 2002 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Passing Of Manual Reversion....
Replies: 20
Views: 5773

RE: The Passing Of Manual Reversion....

Jetpilot, the 330 has a trimmable stabilizer via the trim wheels on the console. There are no electric trim switches on the side stick.

FDXmech, if the hydraulic leak detetion failed on the 'bus and all of the fluid was lost would the THS be u/s? (Or do I want to know?!)

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by pikachu
Fri Apr 26, 2002 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Passing Of Manual Reversion....
Replies: 20
Views: 5773

RE: The Passing Of Manual Reversion....

Perhaps it is only a passing of the term Manual Reversion. On the A330 Mechanical Back Up is used to "control the aircraft during a temporary complete loss of electrical power". Pitch is controlled mechanically through the trimmable horizontal stabilizer and lateral control is through the rudder ped...

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by pikachu
Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes On Jetliners
Replies: 10
Views: 2199

RE: Brakes On Jetliners

I agree that setting the parking brake after an RTO is a bad idea but if the RTO leads to an evacuation that is the first thing that will happen.

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by pikachu
Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Cockpit Question
Replies: 5
Views: 3241

RE: Airbus Cockpit Question

ILS course pointer. Displayed when an ILS frequency is selected and the LS button is pushed.

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by pikachu
Wed Apr 17, 2002 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-600 Coming To Yvr?
Replies: 36
Views: 3667

RE: A340-600 Coming To Yvr?

How'd everybody do at the AVIS lot today?

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by pikachu
Mon Apr 15, 2002 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-600 Coming To Yvr?
Replies: 36
Views: 3667

RE: A340-600 Coming To Yvr?

Rindt, do you mean 26L in YVR rather than 08L when you refer to the AVIS lot? Landing towards the west on the south runway?

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by pikachu
Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Computer Generated V Speeds
Replies: 0
Views: 2087

Airbus Computer Generated V Speeds

When using a computer to generate your V speeds can the computer apply performance penalties related to the MEL? A simple walk-through of the whole process would be appreciated.

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by pikachu
Sun Apr 14, 2002 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Design Of The A340-600
Replies: 21
Views: 3896

RE: Design Of The A340-600

Recall that the 757-300 and some 767's have a crushable and replaceable canister in the tail just for avoiding costly repairs on tail straikes.

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by pikachu
Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Zones
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

RE: A330 Zones

Are you talking about the seating zones?

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by pikachu
Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Transfer On B737s
Replies: 20
Views: 12678

RE: Fuel Transfer On B737s

I don't recall being able to transfer fuel on the 737. If you had an imbalance you could turn the fuel pumps off on the high side until things evened out.

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by pikachu
Wed Apr 10, 2002 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotation Question
Replies: 31
Views: 2217

RE: Rotation Question

For an A330-200 departing 06R Tornto Pearson at 230.0 tonnes the speeds are 145/151/157.
For the same A330-200 departing 23 Tornto Pearson at 230.0 tonnes the speeds are 154/155/160.
Same flap settings, same weight, same limit codes on charts, different runway length.

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by pikachu
Wed Apr 10, 2002 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotation Question
Replies: 31
Views: 2217

RE: Rotation Question

JETPILOT says..."In other words, an airplane taking off at a weight of XXX,XXX pounds using flaps 15, for example, will always rotate at XXX KIAS regardless of runway length."

So all we need to go flying is a weight and flap setting? Why do we have performance charts at all?

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by pikachu
Wed Apr 10, 2002 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotation Question
Replies: 31
Views: 2217

RE: Rotation Question

May I ask what type you are flying JETPILOT?

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by pikachu
Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotation Question
Replies: 31
Views: 2217

RE: Rotation Question

JETPILOT says..."You show me a performance chart for any V speeed where you need to plug in a runway legnth.... thats what RA is for." I don't know what you are flying but the company that has compiled your RAM charts has already considered runway length (and many other things) so you do not have to...

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by pikachu
Tue Apr 09, 2002 6:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotation Question
Replies: 31
Views: 2217

RE: Rotation Question

Incorrect JETPILOT. Improved climb on a 737 keeps you on the runway a whole lot longer than a normal climb profile. In this case the rotation speed is increased with the increase in runway length.

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by pikachu
Thu Apr 04, 2002 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Would Those Psgrs Involved, Sue Air Transat?
Replies: 37
Views: 1889

RE: Why Would Those Psgrs Involved, Sue Air Transat?

A few errors through the thread. 1. No CVR or FDR wit the RAT providing electrics. 2. Slats work with Land Recovery button pushed. Flaps do not. Land Recovery button was apparently not pushed. 3. The RAT provides partial power to some systems but certainly not all cockpit systems. Captain's side onl...

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by pikachu
Wed Mar 27, 2002 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V3 Climb Out.
Replies: 14
Views: 2496

RE: V3 Climb Out.

Flaps are also on the front of the wing inboard of the engine on the 737. Called leading edge flaps inboard and slats outboard.

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by pikachu
Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Engine, Exhaust Air Velocity?
Replies: 17
Views: 50447

RE: Jet Engine, Exhaust Air Velocity?

According to the JT-8D operating manual the velocity immediately behind the engine is 200 mph at take-off power.

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by pikachu
Wed Mar 27, 2002 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 5000?!?!?!?!?!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 1699

RE: Canada 5000?!?!?!?!?!?!

Rumour has it AJK is in Peurto Vallarta working for USA 3000 and will be back in Canada with guns blazing this fall.

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by pikachu
Mon Mar 25, 2002 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Strip On Edge Of Airliner Tails?
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

RE: Silver Strip On Edge Of Airliner Tails?

I would suspect that the silver strip is for protection from the elements such as air pressure and weather as the fin is likely composite. It has been my experience that the tail does not have anti-ice on airliners.

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by pikachu
Sat Mar 16, 2002 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Requesting Help With Navigation Systems
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

RE: Requesting Help With Navigation Systems

OMEGA was decomissioned a few years ago. (As far as I know)MLS once held great promise but has since fallen by the wayside. IRS (or ADIRS in the Airbus world) On the 330 with three ADIRS and solely navigating with the ADIRS the Estimated Position Error is +8nm/h for the first 21 minutes and +2nm/h a...

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by pikachu
Sat Mar 16, 2002 6:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gnss And GPS Help
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

RE: Gnss And GPS Help

I did a groundschool on GPS approaches and it was quite involved. Did several real world GPS approaches and they worked very well. Drop me a line at [email protected] if you have specific questions.

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by pikachu
Sat Mar 16, 2002 5:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternator Light On!
Replies: 34
Views: 14318

RE: Alternator Light On!

As for the inflight part: if the "alternator high voltage" light comes on flick the alternator half of the master off, pause, then back on. Light should go out and you can continue the flight. If problems persist consider your options.

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by pikachu
Fri Mar 15, 2002 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitch And Roll Limits
Replies: 4
Views: 2890

RE: Pitch And Roll Limits

As we all know the Airbus has protections built in. Here are the numbers for the 330. Normal roll is up to 33 degrees with a hard limit of 67 degrees. After that the airplane starts rolling wings level. Pitch is 30 degrees nose up (25 at low speed) and 15 degrees nose down. Violate these limits and ...

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by pikachu
Wed Mar 13, 2002 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Load Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 2681

RE: Load Plan

The airplane cabin is broken down into sections (ie. A,B,C) and the passengers are seated accordingly to keep the weight and balance ok. Standard passenger weights are used depending on summer or winter. So it would look something like 32M and 29F in A, 75M and 62F in B, etc. Bags and freight are we...

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by pikachu
Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slats, How They Work?
Replies: 27
Views: 8645

RE: Slats, How They Work?

The A330 has one lever referred to as a flap handle that controls both flaps and slats. What we call "FLAPS 1 " includes slat extension. The ECAM gives a good indication of all flight control surfaces.

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