I flew jetBlue on Tuesday <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and returned same day. Departure and arrival were on RWY 13. ...Jump to post
EAL was already in poor shape when Uncle Frank showed up. Employees were giving back 3.5% back to the company as a concession. What doomed EAL was the pissing contest that Charlie Bryant (The IAM head putz at the time) and Lorenzo. The IAM union insisted and got (this was before Lorenzo's tenure) th...Jump to post
While a repair process would be time consuming, it would be more economical than replacing the various skin sections. It is not impossible, nor is it terribly expensive. The only problem, would be that repairs like of this nature are external doublers, there will be issues with future skin inspectio...Jump to post
The need to post the certifications prominently are purely regulatory. Part of the <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> is that the repair station number has to be posted near the business name. The regulation has changed some this year with th...Jump to post
Hello all, when all else fails, I can ask for some help here... We are working on some DC-9(<acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>) Aft Plug Doors P/N 5910367-69. There are four attaching parts that are not in the CMM, IPC or Part Drawing. I have looked in some standards catalogs wit...Jump to post
As for the EASA accreditation, this is what superseded the JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) the European version of the FAA or Aerocivil. The certificate is an EASA-145 (145 is the Part of the regulations that applies to repair stations). And now I will throw a curve ball regarding the EASA-145 cert...Jump to post
If I had to could compare the Diesel Eight to a military jet; it would be a cross between an A-4 Skyhawk, and the F-4 Phantom (all <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> products). The airframe is very resilient, able to tolerate large amounts of damage; and fast and able to carry a large payl...Jump to post
Those are P&W JT3D-7Bs. I don't know exactly how many are left flying, but I have noticed and increasing amount of the -63s being chopped up. <acronym title="Albury (ABX / YMAY), Australia - New South Wales">ABX</acronym> still has a fleet of them and there are some operators in Europe that are flyi...Jump to post
Aerosucre has three 737s according to Boeing operator documents. The last I saw, the Caravelles were at BOG at Aerosucre's cargo ramp/terminal.Jump to post
A while back I flew <acronym title="Avianca (Colombia)">AV</acronym> <acronym title="Santa Fe de Bogota (Eldorado) (BOG / SKBO), Colombia">BOG</acronym>-BAQ, with a female Captain, whatever her name is she should change it to Captain Crunch. She must have been training for a career in Navy Carrier O...Jump to post
Kiwi International Rich International Trans Continental Airlines Air Lift People's Express NY Air Texas Air International Southern Air Florida VIASA American International Airways (ACY) Ecuatoriana Lineas Aereas Paraguayas (LAP) Trans Brazil Emery Air Air Atlanta Condor (Colombia) Air Aruba <acronym...Jump to post
Keep in mind that the thickness of the "skin" at these locations is not your typical 0.032-inch. At door cut-outs there is a the obvious external skin, and then there are doublers and tripplers and additional reinforcing structure. The titanium scuff plates are to prevent the damage of the fuselage ...Jump to post
As for chemical formulas, there are too many different types of compounds used in an aircraft. But one thing that is making up a greater percentage of an aircraft's weight are composites. There are several different types, different cure temperature. There are cloths, uni-directional tapes, single s...Jump to post
One of the Caravelles did crash after departing BAQ; the cargo shifted aft and the airplane stalled and crashed. I think five were killed, not sure of the casualties. As for the 732 or any other airplane, when you transition into new equipment, you go through a ground school and then you go through ...Jump to post
Aerocivil put the kibosh on Aerosucre's Caravelles, the reason I am told by someone in the aerocivil, is that there was no documentation for the modification of the aircraft's cargo door. There was no substantiation or analysis, so the pulled the plug on the plane's ops. Someone posted that the 732 ...Jump to post
This is also posted on the civil aviation forum:
There were originally four turbocompressors as shown in the third photo from the top. The top most photo shows that the airconditioning/pressurization system has been replaced by two air cycle machines.
Indeed, COPA ordered two additional 737-700s for 2006 and leased one 737-700, and one -800 from 2005. Nice business model. Their in-cabin service is better than most carriers operating Central/South America for what you pay. I flew <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">M...Jump to post
MD80 is altitude and airspeed driven when it comes down to airstarts. see below: For <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 JT8D-219 EGT 100C or greater 20,000 Feet 186 - 320 KI<acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> 19,000 Feet 182 - 330 KI<acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)"...Jump to post
Any news on what Aero Sucre has been up to?
Bay of Pigs, Cuba 18 APR 61 A C-46 on its way back to Happy Valley after air dropping supplies to the exile force ashore is jumped by a Hawker Sea Fury. The Curtiss Comando pilot dives for the waves and starts doing tight turns, low and slow. The Sea Fury tried to get on his "six", actually stalled ...Jump to post
These are Zell Miller's comments, not mine, but I second what he is saying: Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not today. Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, to...Jump to post
The Ex-Soviet aircraft I have seen would make me take up siling instead of flying. The design might be sound, but the workmanship leaves a LOT to be desired. Every airplane goes through growing pains. For the 737 you have the rudder power pack issue, the lap seam inspections; early airbus aircraft h...Jump to post
That is a tough question to answer. US aircraft are built to <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> 25 standards which specify many different items. I am sure JAR-25 is equally stringent. They are all built to the same set of standards, so they m...Jump to post
It could have something to do with the underlying surface. Asphalt is considered flexible, whereas concrete is rigid. The ramp is a multi-layered structure, that is built to ensure that applied loads will not lead to distress (term is preferred to failure in this subject) in it or the lower layers. ...Jump to post
The trick to squeakers in the 727, I was told, is a power on approach, carry the power almost to contact. If you pulled power to idle to start the flare, the bottom fell out. As to the wing, it is a very clean wing until you start getting dirty. At 2 degrees, #2, #3, #6 & #7 leading edge slats exten...Jump to post
A miscreant Blue Water Bomber...
Happens a lot. One piece of blue water ice has shut down an engine on more than one occasion and ripped the engine form an AA 727.
That's what happens when the lav panel connections are not properly secured.
When you fly in fear, or alter your routine, you have been terrorized. They have won, you are one point for them. Yes security has relaxed a little since the post-9/11 hysteria, but when I have gone through security here and abroad, I find it very difficult to sneak something aboard. As to my Colomb...Jump to post
Neither permutation of those P/N's appear in Boeing's Part page database. The P/N in that picture appears bogus, Boeing uses a three digit prefix, a letter which identifies the aircraft program and then a four digit suffix, and then last but by no means least a dash number. Example: 114T4101-35A; th...Jump to post