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by zeke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

With a Boeing you have to make constant corrections in manual flight as well as manually trim the elevators. In an A320 you can just let go of the sidestick and it will maintain the attitude and it trims the elevators automatically. Having seen literally hundreds of pilots go from B to A, it is not...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

CosmicCruiser wrote:
not at any airline I know about.


I think you missed the first three words in the thread title, “In an emergency”

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by zeke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

I'm not quite sure. Setting NAV in bus (via FMGC) is something completely different from 737s. Autothrottle off is also something you could get wrong with (and you certainly don't want any degraded mode to kick in). Most people I see have the whole route and anticipated arrival in the FM so if they...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 17563

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

VirginFlyer wrote:
AA747123 wrote:
I could see Quantas leafing OW as well given UA significant presents in Austailia as well

Quantas, The Sprite of Austailia.

V/F


Let me fix that for you, Quaintass, The Spite of Austria.

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by zeke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

Falling out of an open door or off loading equipment

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by zeke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 787 loses half of its electrical power
Replies: 16
Views: 4324

Re: Air China 787 loses half of its electrical power

Given what was lost and what was available it might have been in standby power mode.

This could be a distribution issue rather than a generation issue.

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by zeke
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

Should be straight forward.

But to get an A320 which has no autopilots working would be more improbable than being incapacitated due food poisoning.

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by zeke
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

The only reasonable exception to that would likely be the 757 or the L1011. Eastern used to powerback both. It is not standard on the 757, I think it’s just the 200 with one engine manufacturer. I would need to check the manuals when I get home. As for the L1011, next time I see one of those or a C...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Hindsight] GE90 powered A330
Replies: 20
Views: 5705

Re: [Hindsight] GE90 powered A330

The GE90 engine is too big for the A330, it burns a fair bit more than the A330 engines, one of the reasons that 777s have died out on short to medium haul routes.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 32
Views: 4503

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

luv2cattlecall wrote:
Hardware mods or just software tweaks for the glideslope?


There is a STEEP APPR button added to the overhead panel.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 32
Views: 4503

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

neomax wrote:
77L is the only aircraft that can practically fly it.


The A340 could do it

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by zeke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 83
Views: 21252

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

tommy1808 wrote:
Those are all things you can attach numbers too. But an external analyst those are of hard to model, But in the end it is all just economics.


They are not performance numbers, they would come out when doing a NPV comparison.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

TWA772LR wrote:
I've also seen Air Tran 717's powerback from the gate in ATL.


That is due to the clamshell reverse, typically high bypass engines use a translating sleeve or blocker doors which which only diverts bypass air.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

The C-17 disagrees with you wholeheartedly. Was stationed at McChord for almost 6 years. Now they don't do it stateside (besides airshows) but when deployed, they always backed out of the spots at Al Udied. And yes I know the P&W engines on the C-17 have core engine thrust reverse as well, but ...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

alaskan9974 wrote:
Minimum speed for reverse ?


There is none, the only limit normally for high bypass engines is the reverse thrust cannot be used to reverse the aircraft.

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by zeke
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?

VSMUT wrote:
Theoretically we could taxi the plane without looking out using that application


You may want to rephrase that, no one would ever support you if you hit something because you “knew” (thought) your actual position based upon a non certified application on a non certified device for that application.

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by zeke
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 83
Views: 21252

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

I fear that this will turn into another A321-bashing thread. Just have a look at the sales figures, the only thruth that matters. :white: Sorry the sales figures don’t tell the story. There’re are many reasons for fleet decisions. If more A321s are sold at the same time as the -10 is for sale it mi...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 17563

Re: CX to leave OW for Star

jfk777 wrote:
The reason it could be believable is that Air China is a large Cathay shareholder and is in Star.


And CX is s large shareholder of Air China, and Qatar is a large shareholder of Cathay, IAG, Latam, and Meridiana.

My tea leaves this morning are not connecting the dots of conspiracy.

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by zeke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?

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 one aircraft is allowed onto the maneuvering area at any given time during LVP. From what I've seen from visits in towers, ...

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WIederling wrote:


Sorry I was not aware of that

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by zeke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 18976

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Going by the images provided by avherald the A380 entered from W2 turning left ( 90°) to align with the runway center. They then "overturned" by ~70°..75° degrees. ? Runway slippery ? No would have entered at W1, and I would not be surprised if it initially veered right and overcontrolled...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 18976

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Thanks for the clarification now that makes sense to me. For some reason I was thinking the picture must have been taken off the airport grounds looking down the runway, but yeah clearly it was taken from the runway itself near the takeoff end. In the photo you can see the W2 taxiway sign, the prob...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: differences between a330 and a340?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: differences between a330 and a340?

That is a good point, I do not recall seeing one for the 500/600

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by zeke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

I'm confused. I thought the 10000hkd/mo allowance was the housing allowance, but just significantly reduced from the pre-2008 amount. Is arapa something completely different then? Should nothing change from right now, would you still say Cathay is worth it? I'm genuinely curious. Feel free to reply...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

I think I never mentioned 15k. That's why I used 6k as benchmark, which is closer to the 5k number you talked about. The 15k is the headline number that in the article in the OP, as you know a lot of us live in DB which is some of the cheapest rental in HKG. The articles are misleading at best tryi...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 18976

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Auto thrust does not balance the power? I thought using auto thrust, auto power, auto throttle or whatever its called was SOP. When the pilot pulled back the "thrust levers" wouldn't max auto brake kick in? On the ground auto thrust is not active, pilots manipulate the thrust levers. Auto...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 18976

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Did the aircraft start skidding? How can it end up on the runway like this? When thrust is set, normally we stabilise them at a lower level then advance them. This ensures all the engines are more likely to accelerate at the same rate. If you were to advance the engines without stabilising them you...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Zeke, I am simply an outsider looking at a company that is losing money and also observing them paying allowances that are not industry standard. You are incorrect, accommodation allowances are normal for expat contracts. Hong Kong airlines also pays accommodation allowances, their package went up ...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

I know. They are my neighbors. Then you should know first hand the 15k a month is utter B/S But I also think that the pilots have to understand that the world have changed, whether they like it or not. No one has that benefit outside your world any more. And when things unravel, the pilots cannot e...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

I am no expect but I do know that When total compensation exceeds industry standards, companies usually find workarounds. I wonder if they can increase the number of pilots based in North America? 747 pilots at airlines like Atlas do 14-17 day trips from their North America bases, I wonder if CX ca...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 secures US and European type certification
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: Pilatus PC-24 secures US and European type certification

Having flown the PC-6, PC-7, PC-11, PC-12, one day I hope to also fly the PC-24.

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

when I was working in HK, that money my company was paying to the landlord could be deducted from my income tax and was not taxable as far as I can recall. So why do expat pilot need to pay tax on this? As I posted above that is the IRD rules. https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/taxes/salaries/salaries...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Practically, US$5k can get you decent housing in places close to the airport in Hong Kong, as long as you are not looking for luxurious new condos that are built for the "China-rich". At US$6k, you can get a 1500 sq ft 4-bedroom in Discovery Bay, where 60% of population is expat, is 30 mi...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?

Hello, I would like to know what happens when the RVR of the active runway(s) drops below 75 metres? Would the airport be closed temporarily? Airports would not close, they would switch to low visibility operations. Tower would continue to operate and continue to issue clearances to land. A landing...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: differences between a330 and a340?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: differences between a330 and a340?

I think you will find them on smartcockpit.com which is like an online library of technical data for various airliners.

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by zeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Sorry to bust your bubble, but that is simply not true. For 5k (HK$40k) in Tung Chung you would be hard pressed to get a decent 2 bedroom apartment. Not the sort of place you could have 3 teenage children. The current housing assistance levels were set around 15 years ago and are indexed to the offi...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8506

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

This is very misleading, no pilot is receiving 15k a month. This is a expat housing allowance that goes to the from the company to the landlord, it does not go into the pilots pocket. The pilots however do pay the tax on the money paid to the landlord. What is even more misleading is for the landlor...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civilian Aircraft Maintenance Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: Civilian Aircraft Maintenance Question?

Most of the checks don’t take long but to take some time to gain access to undertake the check, like opening the cowls or gear doors. That is where having more people can help. In your scenario if they allocated 4 mechanics to the check, two could work each side opening the engine cowls etc and it w...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: METAR: RVR Multiple Slashes?
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: METAR: RVR Multiple Slashes?

It called a runway state code.

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by zeke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civilian Aircraft Maintenance Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: Civilian Aircraft Maintenance Question?

On a normal 60-90 minute turn around there is enough time to do a daily, or 72 hr, or weekly check. The issue is not the amount of time the aircraft is on the ground, it is how many people you want to assign to the tasks.

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by zeke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: differences between a330 and a340?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: differences between a330 and a340?

If you look on the internet for two free PDFs

A330 Flight Deck and Systems Briefing For Pilots
A340 Flight Deck and Systems Briefing For Pilots

It will give you more facts and detail than anyone couple post here.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot engagement in an Airbus
Replies: 23
Views: 1312

Re: Autopilot engagement in an Airbus

However there is no altitude hold engaged. So the plane will level off but the altitude value on the FCU may be completely different from the altitude at which you level off. Pressing ALT will not level off at the altitude ALT was pressed, it tell the autopilot to transition to level flight. The al...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.
Replies: 12
Views: 5034

Re: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.

There is a related thread on this forum where VS has leased 4 x A330s to replace their grounded 787 capacity.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF

You are describing some 737s, other 737s will turn themselves off automatically.

All the Airbus FBW aircraft automatically turn off the CVR 5 minutes after the engines are shutdown.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 36
Views: 11514

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

LoganTheBogan wrote:
[
Not familiar with aircraft electrical systems but do intermittent disruptions occur when switching power source at load?


Yes you can get them when they sync the AC busses. Sometimes you can see that when you switch over from ground power to APU,or when engines start.

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by zeke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 36
Views: 11514

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

The pilots purposely turn off non essential power draws during a shutdown to confirm the single engine is doing its job. Then power is restored to some systems. That is news to me, bus ties would be all automatic when the generators go offline on the failed engine. Load shedding would also be autom...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF

On our A320s and A330s there is no requirement to turn the Batteries OFF once the EVACUATE PA has been made. Isn't that odd? Wouldn't you want all electrical power off in the event of an Emergency Evacuation to reduce the risk of fire? EVAC is about getting Pax and Crew off to keep them safe. The c...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 1034
Views: 178867

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

There is a known problem with a hydraulic pump not being as reliable as it should be. Many have had to be replaced in the field.

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