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by LMP737
Sun May 26, 2002 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Delta Livery Is Maturing Quite Nicely
Replies: 13
Views: 4067

RE: The New Delta Livery Is Maturing Quite Nicely

Delta's Md-11's look rather sharp in the new livery I must say.

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by LMP737
Sun May 26, 2002 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Ever Thought The MD-11 Would Get A New Livery!
Replies: 4
Views: 3595

RE: Who Ever Thought The MD-11 Would Get A New Livery!

Yes, the MD-11 is a beautiful aircraft. To bad it did not live up to expectations.

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2002 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Why I Love Airplanes!
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

RE: This Is Why I Love Airplanes!

Mr. Willems should enter this picture in AV Weeks annual photo contest. It would be a shoe in.

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Your Aviation Knowledge Pay Off?
Replies: 24
Views: 2421

RE: When Did Your Aviation Knowledge Pay Off?

On a flight last year I was seated next to a college professor who was evidently not satisfied with the service. Actually there was nothing wrong with the service she was just being difficult. Anyway she struck up a conversation with me and sure enough the discussion was about the airlines. She stat...

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by LMP737
Thu May 23, 2002 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ashamed To Be An American
Replies: 36
Views: 2731

RE: Ashamed To Be An American

If you want to prove you machismo you could join the military and volunteer for special forces. Just an idea.

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by LMP737
Thu May 23, 2002 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lost Tools.
Replies: 39
Views: 3687

RE: Lost Tools.

Once found a ratchet and socket in the nose wheel well of a MD-90.

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by LMP737
Thu May 23, 2002 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL/JAS Merger
Replies: 0
Views: 1413

JAL/JAS Merger

With the recent merger of JAL and JAS there might be a sales opportunity to replace the combined narrow body fleet. The current fleet consists of 737-300/500, MD-80 and MD-90. One could say that the sale, whenever that maybe, is Boeing's to lose.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kinda Dumb Question....
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

RE: Kinda Dumb Question....

In aviation the only dumb question is the one not asked.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS MD-90's
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

RE: SAS MD-90's

Donder10:

The main reason the MD-90's unpopularity is it's poor reliability compared to other airliners. Also it's not as efficient when compared to the 737NG or the A320.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kinda Dumb Question....
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

RE: Kinda Dumb Question....

Because the number "nine" is also German for no. While pilots must know English thier thought process is still in their native language. It could get a little confusing if German speaking pilots kept hearing "no" all the time.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2002 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS MD-90's
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

RE: SAS MD-90's

The day's of the MD-90 in service are numbered. Delta is planing to dispose of there's by 2005 if I'm not mistaken. The ex-Reno MD-90's that AA returned to Boeing last year are still siting in the desert the last I heard. If you go to Boeing's web site and look up aircraft for lease there still list...

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Big Order?
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

RE: Next Big Order?

Easy Jet is looking at the 737NG and A320 family to expand their fleet. Considering Easy Jet already operates 737-700 and has price protection rights on an additional 30 737 I would say that the order is Boeing's to lose.

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The 'handle' On 737 Rear
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

RE: What Is The 'handle' On 737 Rear

There called vortex generators.

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly-By-Wire?
Replies: 20
Views: 2240

RE: Fly-By-Wire?

Mf3844:

To answer your question, yes airliners can land themselves.

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly-By-Wire?
Replies: 20
Views: 2240

RE: Fly-By-Wire?

FredT.

The FADEC on the 777 is like other planes that have FADEC. It has it's own power supply separate from ships power. It has two modes of operation Primary and Alternate.

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly-By-Wire?
Replies: 20
Views: 2240

RE: Fly-By-Wire?

The heart of the 777 FBW system are three GEC Marconi Avionics primary flight control computers. Each computer contains three separate computing lanes. Each lane has it's own processor with it's own power supply.

So as you can see the 777 has triple redunancy in it's FBW system.

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 To B-717
Replies: 6
Views: 2304

RE: MD-80 To B-717

The 717 cockpit is much different from the DC-9/MD-80 cockpit. The 717 cockpit is much less cluttered than the DC-9/MD-80. Look up pictures of the 717 and MD-80 cockpits on this site and you will see what I mean.

Cba:

Don't you mean 737NG, not DC-9ng or MD-80ng? Not such animal exists.

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly-By-Wire?
Replies: 20
Views: 2240

RE: Fly-By-Wire?

This pertains to the 777. In the unlikely event that there is a complete computer failure control yoke inputs will be transmitted directly to the flight control actuators. If everything goes to pot, the control yokes are mechanically linked to the trim system on the horizontal stab and to one spoile...

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2002 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The 'handle' On 737 Rear
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

RE: What Is The 'handle' On 737 Rear

BA777 is right, the handle you speak of is the inlet for the APU.

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2002 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Reno Air AA Jets
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

RE: Ex-Reno Air AA Jets

The last of the ex Reno aircraft were parked a week after 9-11. The original plan was to return the last four in January 2002. As for the current AA fleet the last of the 727's were retired last month. The last MD-11 was gone in Oct 2001. And of course the DC-10 retired in Nov 2000. So in the past t...

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2002 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Mrtc Or UA's Economy Plus?
Replies: 24
Views: 2735

RE: AA's Mrtc Or UA's Economy Plus?

Have to go with AA MRTC.

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by LMP737
Thu May 16, 2002 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Southwest Was To Get Another Plane.....?
Replies: 43
Views: 6574

RE: If Southwest Was To Get Another Plane.....?

Like the old saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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by LMP737
Thu May 16, 2002 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Fuel Burn Lower That The 777-200
Replies: 25
Views: 15248

RE: MD-11 Fuel Burn Lower That The 777-200

I'll be the first to say that the MD-11 is a fine looking aircraft. I know, I worked on it a little while with Boeing. However, it's kind of a moot point comparing the fuel burn of the MD-11 to the 777. We all know which one was successful in the market place and which one was not. If you look at th...

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by LMP737
Mon May 13, 2002 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline For The Left Coast?
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

RE: New Airline For The Left Coast?

Even though I live out here on the left coast I have not heard any rumors about a new start up. Actually I cannot think of a worse time to start an airline. Or a worse place to put it, SFO is way expensive.

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by LMP737
Mon May 13, 2002 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Nicknames
Replies: 61
Views: 9543

RE: Aircraft Nicknames

Fokker Lover:

I was only repeating what other individuals have said about the F100. Since I have never worked on it I have no opinion about it one way or the other.

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by LMP737
Mon May 13, 2002 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Nicknames
Replies: 61
Views: 9543

RE: Aircraft Nicknames

Just remebered a few more.

DC-10 Diesel 10

The technicians at AA have a saying about the F100, "The last good Fokker had three wings."

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by LMP737
Sun May 12, 2002 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Nicknames
Replies: 61
Views: 9543

RE: Aircraft Nicknames

Forgot one.

Fairchild Metro- Texas sewer pipe

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by LMP737
Sun May 12, 2002 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Nicknames
Replies: 61
Views: 9543

Aircraft Nicknames

Over the years I've heard various aircraft called by certain nicknames. Here are some of those nicknames.

MD-80 Lawndart
737 Guppy
747 The hog
BAE-146 Teradactyl
MD-11 The Scud
F100 I'll let the audience figure that one out.

Anyone care to add to the list?

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by LMP737
Sun May 12, 2002 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Bwia Went With Airbus.
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

RE: Why Bwia Went With Airbus.

Since accountants make the final decision at most airlines I would say the price of the A340 vs 777. In other words, who gave the bigger discount.

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by LMP737
Sun May 12, 2002 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE Engines On The MD-11
Replies: 7
Views: 6929

RE: GE Engines On The MD-11

The nozzle you are reffering to is known as the exhaust plug. It's purpose is to form a convergent-divergent duct along with the exhasut nozzle to aid in the production of thrust. THe PW 4460 on the MD-11 does have an exhaust plug, you just can't see it from the ground. The same goes for CF6 powered...

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by LMP737
Fri May 10, 2002 9:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Mechanics
Replies: 27
Views: 3423

RE: Aircraft Mechanics

Spent four years in the Navy working on F-14's (engines & fuel systems). Afterwards I attended Southern Illinois Universities aviation program. Then I was lucky enough to get a job working for Boeing Flight test in Long Beach. Currently I work line maintenance for American Airlines.

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