You either have to go to a school certified for that or have 18 months practicle experience, be able to read, write and understand english ( and that ie for either a powerplant <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> airframe rating) Each license is 18 months. Pay depends ...Jump to post
The reversers do NOT deploy automatically. The spoilers will deploy with wheel spin-up if armed, if not they can be extended manually, but that is increasing your work load. Bringing the power levers to idle does NOT initiate reverse thrust. What happens if one reverser is INOP, and due to snow/ice ...Jump to post
The seats do NOT have to fold forward. But there are standards that must be met. Avioniker mentioned the new Airbus seats; those and all the seats on the new Boeings as well must meet the 16g criteria as established under the TSO. The old TSO-c25a dealt with the first generation of seats. The new an...Jump to post
LY744: That is On Target. I like the fact that this a "One Stop Does It All" for my aviation-induced addiction. I'll repeat some of the sentiment, "If you don't want to see it, don't look at it!" This site is great...Keep it up! Civil <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - ...Jump to post
Rez: I have EOS lenses, as I have the film version of the rebel. My biggest concern is the resolution, I like blowing up the pictures to about 16" X 20". THe plastic body doesn't concern me as I am not going to Iraq to be a combat correspondent (Couldn't resist that one...). I take care of my equipm...Jump to post
McDonnell Douglas used <acronym title="Hemus Air (Bulgaria)">DU</acronym> in the balance weights of the DC-10 rudder. I found this out when we had a write-up on a C-Check, for flaking paint. To my surprise, we had looked up the material <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> in th...Jump to post
Pilots know how to fly airplanes; not run a complex operation such as an airline. Any pilots' union would love to own 51% of an airline, but what about the interests of the maintenance technicians, the ramp agents, reservations people? They have no say in the matter because their pockets aren't deep...Jump to post
The above regs can be found at: <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ea13dc89afd76dea86f7efe109bc8f97&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr25_main_02.tpl" target=_blank>http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ea13dc89afd76dea86f7efe109bc8f97&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Titl...Jump to post
Hope this helps; these are the FARs... §25.783 Fuselage doors. §25.785 Seats, berths, safety belts, and harnesses. §25.787 Stowage compartments. §25.789 Retention of items of mass in passenger and crew compartments and galleys. §25.791 Passenger information signs and placards. §25.793 Floor surfaces...Jump to post
No they are not. There is fuel heat, but the tanks themselves are not insulated. That's why you can see the condesation on the lower surface of the wings indicating the location of the fuel; after the aircraft lands.
But fuel temp is critical on polar routes.
Appearances can be decieivng. Just because the contrasting edge bands are missing, the door is plugged? I disagree with you. You cannot add an extra row and block an exit just to get more passengers. The amount of exits and the passengers an airplane can carry are part of the certification process o...Jump to post
And the winner is...
An-225. Longer than the A380, larger wingspan...
Check out the reference section.
Eastern died the minute the unions and management started trying to undermine each other; just the airline didn't know it yet. Enter Frank Lorenzo, the illness has been diagnosed and it was terminal. I saw those battles from both sides, and both were pathetic. The unions with their slow downs, and t...Jump to post
Ok, here are some differences (some, not all) MD81 MTOW 140,000LB USABLE FUEL 39,168LBS 172 MAX PAX MD82 MTOW 149,500LB USABLE FUEL 39,168LBS 172 MAX PAX MD83 MTOW 160,000LB USABLE FUEL 46,773LBS 172 MAX PAX MD87 MTOW 140,000LB USABLE FUEL 39,162LBS 139 MAX PAX MD88 MTOW 149,500LB USABLE FUEL 39,168...Jump to post
Window plugs are usually a piece of aluminum that is installed with a faying surface sealant and the use of bolts (Hi-Loks) attaches it to the window frame. As for doors being plugged, that I have not seen. If a door is deactivated, it must be placarded from both the inside and the outside. This doe...Jump to post
It would have to be "A." I couldn't do a trans-con in a 737-700 cattle car; and stuck in the center seat, no thanks. I'll pay the extra money for the comfort. It is not the IFE, it is not the leather seat, it is not the telephone either; it is being able to sit in my seat without having to be in a p...Jump to post
A good example of a plug door is the Main Entry Door of a 707/727/737; the door pivots inward at the forward end, and the aft end rotates outward, providing clearance with the fuselage structure. In a cross section, the door also looks like a plug; it is beveled, the outer skin is smaller than the i...Jump to post
Actually, the wing for the 747 is more complex than the 727's. The 727 is a "clean" wing; there are no perturbances (exception is the fence on the slat, and no, that doesn't count in this case). Not only does the 747 wing have two pylons extending forward, but there is a structural requirement to re...Jump to post
Just for the record, the JAL 747 bulkhead repair failed beacuse there was only one row of fasteners on the repair itself. Repairs should have a minimum of two rows of fasteners, and 2.5 to 3 is preferred. The fatigue failure was calculated to the cycle based on the repair assessment, post accident.Jump to post
I cannot deny that the A320 is an effective airplane, but the point brought up in a previous post states that the A320 program has been more successful the B737 project. It is a matter of economics; if an airline can acquire a new airplane at a price below fair market value, as opposed to paying mor...Jump to post
Don't start with the A320 success. The Tu-154 would have been more successful if they would have given them away too.Jump to post
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The <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> route the 345 is flying has restrictions. It is not a stock 345 flying 3 class configuration. Stick to all the facts, not just th...Jump to post
Not to mention independent hydraulic systems (Sys A & Sys B).Jump to post
That's what this all boils down to. I think if a passenger shells out a business/first class fare, he/she is a bit more educated, polite than most with exceptions of the toe jam guy referenced above. Lets face it, there are some people that are crass, and have the social grace of a bull in a china s...Jump to post
Simple: You get what you pay for. You want the hot towel to wash your hands, the warm nuts served in a real bowl, wine pored from a big bottle, a choice in lieu of leather or feather (beef or chicken), and your choice of a magazine besides what is in the seat back if there is one...Pay up or stow it...Jump to post
The early Boeings (727 & 737s) used bonded skins that were bonded together at room temperature with a scrim cloth that was susceptible to moisture/corrosion issues. While bonded skins are still used, the critical areas use chemically milled skins. Current bonded skins use elevated cure temperature a...Jump to post