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by shamrock137
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40034

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

boxeebox wrote:
Earlier today, the CEO of JetBlue mentioned that Airbus was floating the idea of an XLR (Extra Long Range) model of the A321.


Do you have a source?

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by shamrock137
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4464

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

Hot fueling (fueling with an engine running) does require the fire department to be present, and as such, is basically never done. Only situation I can think of where this would be needed would be a flight that diverts into an airport with an inop APU and minimal ground support. Say its a larger ai...

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by shamrock137
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35174

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Itll be tough to compete on a product basis with a A321 vs a 777 or A330 that everyone else will be flying. I know itll be fun and cool that Jetblue will be flying trans-atlantic, potentially, but lets be realistic as to what the product theyll be up against. Absolutely untrue. There's already a hi...

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by shamrock137
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrant Refueling
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Re: Hydrant Refueling

Although the recent extreme east coast cold is not as much of a factor as snow on airport operations, which major airports are equipped with hydrant refueling resulting in less reliance on truck/tanker refueling? Have any legacy airports added hydrant refueling as part of airfield upgrade/renovatio...

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by shamrock137
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3441

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

While I don't want to downplay it, the ramp can be a dangerous place, most of the injuries I've seen have been from carelessness, not following proper procedure, or negligence as opposed to random factors. If you stay alert, follow proper protocol and don't take risks, its a safe place to be. Theirs...

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by shamrock137
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Re: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?

Once on the runway, my biggest fear was that an aircraft would get lost and taxi onto the runway during our take off rioll. Isn't that one of the points of low visibility procedures though? From what I was told by a tower controller once, in a basic airport without ground transponder or radar, only...

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by shamrock137
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Luggage Transfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: Luggage Transfers

Do they have a print out beforehand telling them there will be X amount of connecting bags or do the new scanners alert them when they scan it coming off the plane? Bit of both. Some smaller cities don't use scanners, in that case the ramp can print an inbound transfer bag report, depending on the ...

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by shamrock137
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A long report on the longest flight in the world - Business Class on Qatar's 777-200LR Auckland to Doha
Replies: 19
Views: 26467

Re: A long report on the longest flight in the world - Business Class on Qatar's 777-200LR Auckland to Doha

No offence mate, but you could've put a bit more effort into your trip report. (See some of mine). This is getting a little old, and by that I'm talking about pictures of food, drinks and business class menus. Consider this constructive criticism and I don't mean to be a troll or mean. Just my hone...

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by shamrock137
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest airports useable by light jets
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Smallest airports useable by light jets

26point2 wrote:
I’m sure some biz jets are certified for grass surface but nothing I am familiar with.


There are a few with gravel kits that can be installed, additionally, not a current aircraft, but the new Pilatus PC-24 will have performance numbers for gravel and grass.

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by shamrock137
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41484

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Curious: What's the point of Cessna saying that the thing has a service ceiling of 25,000 feet? It's an unpressurized aircraft. All the range, etc., calculations expressly assume long-term cruise at FL100. They are? Operators could elect to fit supplemental oxygen, doubtful, but possible. Additiona...

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by shamrock137
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 6680

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

MHT has a reputation of never closing due to snow. They've served as a diversion airport for BOS, BDL, JFK etc during northeast blizzards. CLE had a solid operation as well when they were a CO hub. A big contributing factor to an airports ability to stay open is air traffic volume. Smaller airports ...

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by shamrock137
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under wings lights on 77W
Replies: 18
Views: 2360

Re: Under wings lights on 77W

Don't other aircraft, such as the MD-80, 737, and A320 also have wheel well lights? While they're not for the use of taxi cameras, I think they're to help ground crew inspect the undercarriage. Are the wheel lights on the 777 and A350 used in the same way or is there a different set of more dim lig...

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by shamrock137
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overfueling, is it frequent?
Replies: 20
Views: 3101

Re: Overfueling, is it frequent?

It happens, not often but it happens. Fueler grabs the wrong paperwork or doesn't double check the aircraft and stand number. More likely at a hub is a plane is fueled for a long flight, goes OOS or is swapped for some reason to a shorter flight after its fueled. I haven't heard of making passengers...

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by shamrock137
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower deck Utilization - A330 / A340
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Lower deck Utilization - A330 / A340

Good question, not sure to be honest, I believe they removed the galley to make more space for cargo.

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by shamrock137
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower deck Utilization - A330 / A340
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Lower deck Utilization - A330 / A340

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufthans ... 642/591519
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LH used to have a lower level galley on the A346, but I believe they were all removed.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufthans ... 642/591519

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by shamrock137
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 8944

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

Agree with the roof structures, but in the EU they're built as solid as the concrete blocks. North American standard roofs are not certifiable, an American or Canadian roof wouldn't be able to handle the loads of the roof tiles used in most of the EU. The roof structures here are surprisingly built...

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by shamrock137
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation

Yes it does, however an engine uses significantly more fuel then an APU. Many airlines use a single engine to taxi then start the second engine before takeoff, or the opposite, shut one engine down after landing. I know on some smaller aircraft, one engine turns are performed where the aircraft does...

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by shamrock137
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Equipment Cooling Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Re: Equipment Cooling Question

Starlionblue wrote:
On the ground, you tend to avoid walking under the avionics cooling vent. That thing is blasting out hot air at a prodigious rate. :)


Quite nice in the winter though!

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by shamrock137
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Equipment Cooling Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Re: Equipment Cooling Question

Short answer, lots of fans and some heatsinks. The A320 actually has whats called a skin heat exchange which circulates air over the cold aircraft fuselage metal inflight turning the aircraft itself into a heatsink. Lots of online resources you can find through google and videos on YouTube with deta...

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by shamrock137
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?

A lot of new aircraft come comparably equipped with all digital avionics. Would a new Cessna 172, for example, with a Garmin G1000 need any additional modifications to accommodate IFR with passengers? All depends on if it has sufficient backups. The Cessna website doesn't specifically mention a sta...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Evac Slide/Wing
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: DC-10 Evac Slide/Wing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFJJbTIn2rM


A380 upper deck door deploys right in front of the #2 engine, similar potential problems but no issue in certification.
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D328 wrote:
Would this still be able to be certified today? Slide over the engine?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFJJbTIn2rM


A380 upper deck door deploys right in front of the #2 engine, similar potential problems but no issue in certification.

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by shamrock137
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?

If this is the case, how do charter companies like Linear Air operate aircraft such as the Piper Cherokee and Cessna 172 under IFR? When booking a charter flight on their website, you can select "I require extra weather capability (IFR)" and, although the price goes up a bit, the Piper Ch...

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by shamrock137
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?

So would it be possible to just add a standby battery to the aircraft? Technically yes, but a battery to power the aircraft electrical system plus 50% for an hour would need to be huge, cutting into your payload. The normal battery for a Cherokee 6 weighs about 30-40 lbs and those will last about 1...

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by shamrock137
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Is Flying IFR in IMC in single engine piston aircraft (non-turboprop) allowed under Part 135?

Part 135.163 specifies that you needed 2 independent power and gyro sources, this covers 99% of twins, which have dual vacuums and alternators, however most single pistons only have a single vacuum pump and alternator. An exception is an aircraft like the SR22 which has 2 alternators, and a backup b...

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by shamrock137
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 8893

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

I actually agree, it seems like the crew did everything they could given the difficult circumstances. Somebody please correct me though; if they were not at the gate, then where were they? If they were being held somewhere then wouldn't the engines (and thus the A/C) be running? Or the APU if parke...

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by shamrock137
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get into Aviation Management early on?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: How to get into Aviation Management early on?

Thank you! I'll try Linkedin, and I am planning on going to college. Good plan. Any work experience however will help. Even if its just mowing the grass on the airfield for a summer job, your learning valuable lessons of how an airport operates. My advice would be to look for any part time job whil...

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by shamrock137
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get into Aviation Management early on?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: How to get into Aviation Management early on?

Are you looking to get involved in the airport or airline side? What part of the world are you in? There are different paths, gaining experience through starting off with entry level jobs and working your way up or doing a college program, internship and hopefully getting hired. A great place to lea...

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by shamrock137
Sun May 07, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is pax baggage put in ULDs, and when not?
Replies: 14
Views: 2056

Re: When is pax baggage put in ULDs, and when not?

Most domestic flights in the US don't, as it enables faster turns. At least according to the research the airline has done. No ULD use is also cheaper as you don't need a uld stock, or a loader. When you consider which aircraft type are capable of being ULD configured vs which operate in the US its...

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by shamrock137
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boston Logan airport Runway 33L international flights rolling til end of runway
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: Boston Logan airport Runway 33L international flights rolling til end of runway

I guess there must be reasons i'm not aware of why this procedure isnt implemented as frequently possible for terminal E carriers landing on 33L. Total guess but looking at the layout, might have to do with space constraints. If you have 2 planes push from terminal E, and one rolling off the runway...

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by shamrock137
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets on 777
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Winglets on 777

From what I understand, after lots of testing Boeing discovered raked wingtips are more efficient in long cruise then blended winglets which are better for shorter hops. If you look at all the newer Boeing aircraft, 748, 787, 764, 777, they all use a raked wingtip. The downside is they are wider so ...

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by shamrock137
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?

Add-on questions: 1. How do pistons like C206 or the P68C handle flying in sub-zero conditions? 2. What are the procedures for cold-starts? If aircraft is left parked in sub-zero conditions for a couple of days, how do we get it going? How much time does it take to get the aircraft flying? 1. Cold ...

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by shamrock137
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 16558

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

Wow, looking at that drainage ditch its impressive there wasn't more damage to the nose and that the fuselage stayed fully intact. By the time the center of gravity went over the ditch, the nose was already resting on the other side. Very true. I was more thinking of the nose section becoming dislo...

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by shamrock137
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 16558

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

Wow, looking at that drainage ditch its impressive there wasn't more damage to the nose and that the fuselage stayed fully intact.

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by shamrock137
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taillights.
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Taillights.

The PDF below illustrates what lights are required to be visible. Normally the Nav lights are on whenever the aircraft is powered. These are the steady red green and white lights. The red beacon is switched on whenever the aircraft is moving on the ground and left on from pushback to arrival. The wh...

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by shamrock137
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Caravan and FedEX
Replies: 51
Views: 11331

Re: Cessna Caravan and FedEX

STT757 wrote:
EWR sees plenty of them, Albany (NY), Boston, Harrisburg, Plattsburgh, Providence get them from EWR.


Always thought EWR-BOS was a strange one, the route is served by A300's and C208's? What sort of shipments are sent on the Caravan vs the Airbus?

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by shamrock137
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aero Commander 500 for Skydiving
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Aero Commander 500 for Skydiving

In short, not a good aircraft choice. You're taking what was designed as a long range business aircraft and turning it into a short cycle jump plane. You would need to put a door on the rear for jumping as well. Additionally its a retractable gear aircraft which isn't ideal for short cycles. What ma...

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by shamrock137
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EI A330 Incident in DUB/A330 wing rearward flex
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: EI A330 Incident in DUB/A330 wing rearward flex

Could large forces, like the initial bend and following recoil, necessitate quite a large structural inspection or worse, cause fatal structural damage to the wing and wing box? In short, yes and yes. Remember however while the wing flexes up and down, it is also designed to handle stresses forward...

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by shamrock137
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Galley Carts
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Galley Carts

Sorry if any of this has been asked before, but I had a few questions about galley carts (out of curiosity) 2. Do airlines even really "own" these carts? Do they share them? (as in I fly into an airport and need to be re catered do they simply use ones that are available, or are they airl...

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by shamrock137
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About APU start up / Shut down
Replies: 65
Views: 9202

Re: About APU start up / Shut down

The APU is required for engine start, even if a GPU is connected. The GPU doesn't provide any air pressure to start the engines. The norm for most big airlines and major types is to start engines during pushback using APU bleed air. Also, to disagree slightly with someone above. The APU is normally...

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by shamrock137
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About APU start up / Shut down
Replies: 65
Views: 9202

Re: About APU start up / Shut down

The normal sequence before departure for switching from one to the other is to have the aircraft on GPU power, start the APU, switch to APU power, then disconnect the GPU. On arrival, the aircraft will normally arrive in the gate on engine power with the APU off. The GPU is connected while the engi...

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by shamrock137
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About APU start up / Shut down
Replies: 65
Views: 9202

Re: About APU start up / Shut down

The normal sequence before departure for switching from one to the other is to have the aircraft on GPU power, start the APU, switch to APU power, then disconnect the GPU. On arrival, the aircraft will normally arrive in the gate on engine power with the APU off. The GPU is connected while the engin...

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by shamrock137
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Replying to old threads
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Replying to old threads

Seems to be an issue especially with tech ops, but people have been able to reply to 10+ year old posts, bumping them to the top. I know most other forums have threads automatically lock when they are over a time limit, is that something that can be looked at for here?

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by shamrock137
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?

wenders825 wrote:
EIS doesn't even see service from AA, who would definitely be in the market if the runway was big enough.


American Eagle used to serve the airport in the ATR from SJU however when they closed that operation Seaborne took over in the Saab and Twin Otter.

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by shamrock137
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?

I'm not aware of any airport in the BVIs big enough to handle long haul flights. But maybe I'm wrong. Pretty much, longest runway is just over 4,600ft at TUPJ. There is commuter service through small airlines to SJU and SXM, both which are served by major airlines. According to the wiki page there ...

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by shamrock137
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catering
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Catering

All items have a shelf life. Hot meals that are cooked but not eaten are usually taken by staff or thrown away, pre packaged meal boxes are usually saved if they are within date. The ones that contain things like cheeses, crackers, chips etc last a while.

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by shamrock137
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger safety hacks
Replies: 19
Views: 3014

Re: Passenger safety hacks

One thing most people overlook is wearing your seatbelt properly. Make sure its not twisted and wear it low and tight across your hips. Part of the pre takeoff check for cabin crew is to make sure their harnesses are on correctly and tight, easy to do the same thing as a passenger when the aircraft ...

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by shamrock137
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to launch Tecnam P2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2065

Re: Cape Air to launch Tecnam P2012

First of all, congratulations to Cape Air for their new acquisition. However, I do not understand why this aircraft provides better performance. According to Wikipedia, the 402 is much faster and has considerably more range. Why should an airline trade a better performance aircraft with a less capa...

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by shamrock137
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingtip Strobe Question
Replies: 37
Views: 7949

Re: Wingtip Strobe Question

Thread ressurrection here.... I've seen a few 320s with single-flashing strobes, one was a B6 bird at JFK, and the other was a tortilla-chip AB 320. Are these an option now? No its not an option, every Airbus model has the double flash wingtip strobes standard. Sometimes the bulbs burn out, or the ...

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by shamrock137
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brace for Impact. Regulations
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Brace for Impact. Regulations

Sure, 14 CFR 23.562 regulates seat strength and deceleration. Airlines have different ways to compensate for this. In seats where the rows are too far apart, or there is a large space between the seat and bulkhead they need to install supplemental restraint system to compensate. This may be in the f...

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by shamrock137
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerLingus A330 fire in cargo hold
Replies: 12
Views: 7593

Re: AerLingus A330 fire in cargo hold

blackbox67 wrote:
<< after equipment caught fire >>..<< suspected oil pipe malfunction >>
where the heck are flammable oil lines in loading equipment ? hydraulics ?


Or fuel, depending if they are gas or diesel powered.

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