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by DL777200LR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400 Crew Rest Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: 767-400 Crew Rest Question

I recently flew DL's 767-400 from JFK to ATH in coach. Mid-flight I wandered to the back galley (for another free glass of wine!) and found the flight attendants gathering filled trash bags while discussing who should be on break. One attendant opened a small door in the forward section of the gall...

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by DL777200LR
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A340 technical in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 2610

Re: SAA A340 technical in NY

Luckily this occurred on the ground and not in flight. I find it strange that it happened there and not back in JNB if it was indeed due to biobor treatment. It was done in JNB, it had engine issues coming into JFK but arrived without incident. On Pushback I believe none of the engines were able to...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A340 technical in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 2610

Re: SAA A340 technical in NY

Could SAA sue the fuel provider for this? This could have ended up like Cathay 780 when it returned to Africa. Additives added to the fuel caused the issue, don’t think it was the fuel provider itself but maintenance who added it. Could also have been a bad batch of additives or too much was added.

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by DL777200LR
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A340 technical in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 2610

Re: SAA A340 technical in NY

Actually just got to work and it is no longer at the remote pad, don’t know where it went.

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by DL777200LR
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SAA A340 technical in NY
Replies: 18
Views: 2610

Re: SAA A340 technical in NY

Has sat there with almost no activity for over a week now at a remote pad between T4 and T5. Most likely will require quadruple engine change as well as other fuel parts and fuel system cleaning. Anyone from virgin Atlantic would have better insight as they provide SAA maintenance at JFK and have ha...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 153
Views: 25549

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Well right now they have a A340 stranded in JFK for a week with no end in sight due to fuel additives geling the fuel system which will require extensive cleaning and possibly all 4 engines changed. It will be interesting to see how it plays out considering SAA’s financial difficulties. Shipping al...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 153
Views: 25549

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

In the meantime, SA needs to park their entire A340 fleet, drop all long haul routes except LHR and focus on flying regionallywithin the bottom half of Africa. Parking the A340s will do nothing to fix the governance problems. Also, why keep LHR, it's one of the worst performing long-haul routes for...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 11125

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

KICT wrote:
Not sure what engine type NW ordered originally, but deferring the 787 orders is increasingly looking like a very wise move on part of post-merger Delta management.



They canceled the order, no longer deferred.

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by DL777200LR
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices

Go to computer, print it, take it with you. Has work very well for many years. While that works, it also takes time. When an airplane is on the ground especially with passengers, that is wasted time. I've used toolbox mobile library on an iPad and never want to go back. Paper is so old fashioned an...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 IRS Question
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: 787 IRS Question

Well the 777 only has 1 ADIRU switch because there is only 1 ADIRU box and 1 SAARU which is the backup but the SAARU is always powered and cannot be controlled.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15885

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

As part of a "product alignment" with Virgin Atlantic, All of Deltas NYC-LHR flights will switch to and A330 as of April next year. 4 flights per week will remain on the 767 due to lack of A330 availability. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the DL A330's have reverse herringbone seats? ...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88472

Re: Can anyone tell me which are the remaining UA/DL B747-400 flights? Any official retirement dates?

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dmstorm22 wrote:
aa87 wrote:
Isn't DL still flying a 400 JFK-TLV ?


Believe its all 77E now?


Yes it's been a 77E for the past 3-4 years now and will change to a A333 in a few months.

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by DL777200LR
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technicians injured by door "popping" -- question
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: Technicians injured by door "popping" -- question

Possibility is that the technicians might be trying to open the door after a Pressurisation Check on the ground. Of course looks like all the safety precautions were not followed.. Leaving the APU running with the packs on with all the doors closed can sometimes lead to the plane slightly pressuriz...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New A&P advice
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: New A&P advice

I've been AFK on a.net for the better part of a year now, and the primary reason for that is because I've been in A&P school since November. My graduation is set for January. So I'd like to ask some for what they know about the industry and some advice on what would be best for me moving forwar...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 21510

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

Phase III for JFK to extend A concourse in terminal 4 was supposed to have started already, however no construction has begun and I'm not sure where it stands at the moment.

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by DL777200LR
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 466
Views: 67191

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

It looks like Delta will ultimately be an all Airbus carrier, is my estimation correct? Sadly that seems to be where delta is leaning towards. The 777 is such an amazing plane to work on :). Not saying the A330 isn't a great plane in its own right but the 777 will always be my favorite plane to wor...

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by DL777200LR
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 466
Views: 67191

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

There are A332 ATL/DTW/SEA-AMS/CDG flights on certain days of the week that allow the 332s to rotate between Asia, Africa, and Europe. With 5 additional A350s due to arrive in the first half of 2018 (if accurate and I would bet it is so that DL can gain a critical mass of airplanes in a short perio...

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by DL777200LR
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 466
Views: 67191

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Anyone know how the JFK-LOS A332 will be rotated? Currently no A332 fly to JFK.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5760

Re: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK

The DL738 had the winglet changed and returned to service last night. Don't know about the AA 752, but there was a 752 still in one of the AA bays earlier this evening.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug
Replies: 40
Views: 8744

Re: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug

On a totally unrelated note, it's nice to see the "NW-style" tail numbering for the 350s. 35xx fits right with 31xx, 32xx and 33xx. I am not sure that numbering scheme is exclusively legacy NW...legacy DL's 737s (from before the merger) all have the same set up as well: 737-700s are 3601-...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft AC Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Aircraft AC Failure

This was most likely more than just an air conditioning failure, if I recall correctly the 744 has 3 independent pack systems. Even if 1 pack failed it should be more than enough to cool the plane. On the ground with only APU, 1 pack is more than enough to cool a 763/764/77L

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by DL777200LR
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 29776

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Does anyone know how to find out if the beach is open? I have zero plans to hang on the fence so I don't care if they stop that, I just want to be on the beach/in the water and watch airplanes. Was thinking of going this Saturday. The beach is currently open, there seems to be a security guard watc...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft logbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: aircraft logbooks

At my airline, logbook is blue, cabin log is red, standby engine log is green.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7477

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

What kind of shoddy operation is Thomas Cook operating? I can see for a couple of flights until the winglet can be repaired but 6 weeks??? I believe it`s perfectly safe to fly without a winglet, it is after all a fuel saving device. Also I`ve flown Thomas Cook & found them to be excellent, not ...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56397

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

They are currently down to 7 747's and 18 777's before a single A350 is on the line, plus it's full summer schedule. In theory the A350 could replace these aircraft 1/1, retaining the same schedule as today. I am surprised that they didn't go with the -1000 though. Added 10 A333 242T while retiring...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3730

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

Yip, you need someone with technical savvy, there is too much that could go wrong on a push back to trust this to a non technical person. Are you not perhaps mistakingly thinking that the push back guy is non technical? For instance at ORTIA, SAA has a dedicated foreign operator division and they o...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56397

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

I am more interested in the pilot group synergies. The full allotment of 25 A350's would replace all 777's and 747's one for one. The A330/330NEO/350 will be a very efficient lineup from a pilot staffing perspective. A true 767 replacement is still up in the air I suppose. The 77Ls are not leaving ...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56397

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

I am more interested in the pilot group synergies. The full allotment of 25 A350's would replace all 777's and 747's one for one. The A330/330NEO/350 will be a very efficient lineup from a pilot staffing perspective. A true 767 replacement is still up in the air I suppose. The 77Ls are not leaving ...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3730

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

I get the fact that a mechanic performing a pushback is a better option overall, however the majority of push backs are just pushing the aircraft back and clearing the pilots for engine start, disconnecting the tow bar and removing the bybass pin. This does not require a maintenance personnel to per...

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by DL777200LR
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3730

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

Doesn't make sense to me not having the engineer do his own pushback. What would happen if an engine required a manual start, or if there was a hot start or worse a tailpipe fire, a non technical person wouldn't know what to do. We have a dedicated departure section and we always did our own depart...

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by DL777200LR
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I become an airline executive
Replies: 11
Views: 1753

Re: How do I become an airline executive

I'm sorry but pilots need better pay? What about the rest of an airline's employees? Pilots earn the most money by far compared to any other work group, and particularly mainline captains? Whom earn the most come on now. Anyways interning is a great way to get your foot in the door and allows you to...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3730

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

At my US airline, once the work was done or if any was done at all, no AMT would be on the headset or near the plane. If the flight crew has an issue they talk to maintenance on the maintenance radio frequency for assistance and someone will be sent out to the plane if required. If it's a minor issu...

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by DL777200LR
Sat May 27, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Man-Hours
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Man-Hours

Task hours is the estimated time required to perform a job, for 1 mechanic.

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by DL777200LR
Tue May 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?
Replies: 29
Views: 2404

Re: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?

I've heard references to pilots (possibly accidentally) doing this. I'd imagine that a Trent-powered 77 APU (which I believe can start both simultaneously) would struggle starting both engines simultaneously off the APU with the PACS on. Same with the 74 starting 2 engines at a time. I seemed to re...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail numbers for international Delta-operated flights
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: Tail numbers for international Delta-operated flights

ATL-DFW, MSP-DFW, DFW-LAX and DFW-DTW are domestic flights not international. From my knowledge LAX-HND was most likely a 77L (71XX) or 77E (700X) and NRT-ATL was either a 77L (71XX) or 744 (63XX) I don't remember when the 744 stopped flying out of ATL.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Systems
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Electrical Systems

On the 777, the APU has 2 starters, electrical and pneumatic. The APU and both engines each have their own individual generator With their own switches in the flight deck. The APU Generator can be turned on or off but the IDG requires the engine to be running for it to run. The IDG ( Intergrated Dri...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 11342

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

Doubt JFK will be a destination as no one in maintenance will be going to training for it anytime soon, other stations are being allocated spots most likely being ATL, DTW, MCO, NRT and PVG for starters. All A321 flights started with ATL-MCO-ATL

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by DL777200LR
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL131 MUC-ATL diversion
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Re: DAL131 MUC-ATL diversion

MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:


https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL131/cc3af6d

DAL131 diverted minutes ago to AMS, does anyone know why?


Apparently the # 1 engine experienced some sort of oil loss, and was still in AMS today.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance Paperless Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Aircraft Maintenance Paperless Survey

Being able to use a tablet is great, it allows you to look up anything that may be required while never having to leave the plane and signing off job cards while saving tons and I mean tons of paper that gets printed every single day. It will take time to adjust but overall is a great concept

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by DL777200LR
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5176

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

People will always complain, it's always the same routine on any Delta thread regarding any sort of compensation increase or profit sharing and the negativity on a positive subject is astounding. And as Boof loves stating facts, you should try looking at all the facts instead of only the ones that m...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years
Replies: 36
Views: 5696

Re: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years

I personally hired five people away from DL last week, all of whom were Ready Reserve and said the same thing - they'd have stayed if DL had valued them enough to make them "regular" employees. Delta does not use ready reserve or any reserve system. So not just one but five DL employees w...

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by DL777200LR
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Performing maintenance in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: Performing maintenance in cold weather

You take 5 minute breaks in the truck with the heat on and then go back outside and freeze. JFK has brutal wind chill in the winter which makes it that much more fun lol. Just look at the Delta 767 engine change in Cold Bay, no nice special tent but it would be nice to have one.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 135
Views: 34142

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

Would they be able to take off again with all of the pax/luggage/cargo with only an 8600 ft runway, will it require a different plane(s) come in for the passengers, or could they take off but with a fuel stop before LAX? I'm assuming some of that may be decided based on the non-fuel payload weight ...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 187
Views: 39829

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

You can bet there is plenty going on behind the scenes. Courses overseas for the first group of engineers, certification exams, the whole shebang. The first maintenance A350 training classes were at the Airbus facility in Miami in October while the training department prepared for the A350 and sinc...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need female AMTs for article in D.O.M.
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: Need female AMTs for article in D.O.M.

stratosphere wrote:
Good luck not too many females in the AMT ranks women seem to be smarter and go for pilot and dispatcher type jobs


So pilots/dispatchers are smarter than maintenance? U mind explaining why it's a better choice to become a pilot or dispatcher?

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Maker Decal on Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

Re: Engine Maker Decal on Engine

Many A330 Rolls Royce operators also have the RR decal on each engine. Trumps 757 has the RR decals as well. I don't believe there is an incentive, it might just be the original engine cowl from manufacture and if the cowl is replaced it most likely will be replaced with a generic cowl without the d...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About APU start up / Shut down
Replies: 65
Views: 7280

Re: About APU start up / Shut down

As mentioned above, the GPU is only for supplying electrical power to the aircraft. When the APU is not serviceable (ie. inoperative). Pre-conditioned air (heat or cooling) can be supplied by an external hose if required. Engine start without an APU requires a pneumatic start cart (basically an APU...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

So do you care to share these figures?

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by DL777200LR
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

Does anyone have the physical top of scale hourly figures for AMTs, Lead AMTs, etc?

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by DL777200LR
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747's
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: Delta 747's

Most are based in DTW for Asia bound flights, and soon they will all be gone. I believe one was just flown to MZJ this week.

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