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15th Mar 2014, 21:18
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Posted By DWS

an update re WSJ

Search teams have been withdrawn from the South China Sea, the area from which the plane's transponder, which relays identification signals to ground radar, sent its last signal. "Clearly, the search...
15th Mar 2014, 21:04
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Posted By DWS

Question Alice Springs- Jindee comment FWIW

About 15 years ago, as a tourist I passed thru Alice Springs- flew in- bussed out south via the ' gun barrel " hiway.
Was traveling with a random group- e.g. non affiliated.

And being generally...
15th Mar 2014, 17:07
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Posted By DWS

Grrr FWIW re last ping and shutoff of ACARS

The following is MY compilation of WSJ-FOX- and Malay Prime Minister of what ** seem* to be reasonably factual along with reading the last 20 pages of posts.

1) Flight path- zig zag along...
15th Mar 2014, 02:49
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Posted By DWS

Exclamation FWIW re updated info

If you have cable- and access to Megan Kelly and rebroadcast- she has a panel of pilots, FAA, ex military, etc and spending the whole hour on the issue

debunking some, and trying to verify other...
15th Mar 2014, 01:07
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Posted By DWS

excellent WSJ report

Insider Was Needed to Disable Plane Systems - WSJ.com (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914904579439653701712312?mg=reno64-wsj)

Insider Was Needed to Disable Plane Systems...
15th Mar 2014, 00:22
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Posted By DWS

Question ABOUT PINGING . .

Does anyone here KNOW how often the ACARS- system on a 777 or on this 777 pings absent a response or ( contract ) to supply engine related data?

Note that BA claims no such contract- and RR also...
14th Mar 2014, 20:37
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Posted By DWS

re # 3407 Underdriven

While apparent moonset or sunrise are indeed a function of YOUR altitude to within a few minutes, I would suggest that that whole issue is a red herring

As a passenger - tourist with only a few...
14th Mar 2014, 06:03
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Posted By DWS

RE ACARS- PINGS- TRACKING

FROM WSJ . . ." The automatic pings, or attempts to link up with satellites operated by Inmarsat PLC, occurred a number of times after Flight 370's last verified position, the people briefed on...
13th Mar 2014, 02:15
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Posted By DWS

tdracer 2613 re 777 networks at 17.59

Thanks for the update as to what the FAA directive ..

and this bit " 220mph - the Special Condition is issued as a pre-requisite to certifying a new system (generally Special Conditions are issued...
12th Mar 2014, 16:32
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Posted By DWS

RE SPORKY AND OTHERS ( # 2206)

...Watching the news conference, it is blatantly clear the Malaysians are in disarray ...


AS I recall many years ago someone said "
Its almost impossible to resolve the difference between...
11th Mar 2014, 16:55
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Posted By DWS

Question TIME ISSUE RE CONTACTS

If I recall correctly - there is a local time zone difference of one hour between takeoff in Lampur and area of disappearance. IF so, why in the world does the press and way too many reports make...
10th Mar 2014, 02:14
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Posted By DWS

RE HARMONIC VIBRATIONS

mseyfang (http://www.pprune.org/members/282592-mseyfang) POSTULATED that perhaps some sort of flutter issue may have led to instant disintigration.

Theoretically possible- but not probable.
...
9th Mar 2014, 06:58
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Posted By DWS

RE 777 WING TEST

Boeing 777 Wing Test - YouTube

By the way - I was at that test- Being a then recently retired injun - ear having worked on that program. And i attended the quick look summary afterwards.

They...
23rd Oct 2013, 00:19
Replies: 1,150
Views: 629,457
Posted By DWS

re composite cutting

My comments were intended to be specific to field repair. Orbital drilling if you note is a factory- machine tool- sub assembly drilling of large holes prior to or during final assembly and not...
22nd Oct 2013, 20:14
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Posted By DWS

A side note re composites - cutting repair

Cured composites as in the 787 can be lightly sanded- BUT for any serious work as in drilling or cutting, either carbide and or diamond abrasive tools are needed.

For example regular HSS drills...
22nd Oct 2013, 15:50
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Posted By DWS

Boeing to patch Ethiopian 787

Boeing readies patch for fire-damaged 787 | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times (http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022097759_787repairxml.html)

Originally published October...
21st Oct 2013, 05:52
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Posted By DWS

Closer to facts -

My Kinda Sorta Mea Culpa for Previous 787 Post - Flying Lessons (http://blog.seattlepi.com/flyinglessons/2013/10/19/my-kinda-sorta-mea-culpa-for-previous-787-post/)

Note photo - bottom line - ...
21st Oct 2013, 00:38
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Views: 63,784
Posted By DWS

riveting flaw ?? B pucky !

the av week articcle says

A preliminary investigation by India’s aviation regulatory agency of an Oct. 12 incident involving an Air India Boeing 787 indicates that a riveting flaw in the panel...
17th Oct 2013, 02:23
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Posted By DWS

Not lost in flight

Found on runway after a ' hard' lanbding.

(Reuters) - A body panel fell off a Boeing (http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=BA.N&lc=int_mb_1001) (BA.N...
15th Oct 2013, 15:17
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Views: 789
Posted By DWS

Question OOPs-DGCA probe after panel falls off Air India Dreamliner mid-air

A large panel in the belly of a Bangalore-bound Dreamliner of Air India fell off mid-air, putting about 150 passengers on board at a grave risk, but the aircraft landed safely.
The DGCA is probing...
Forum: North America
3rd Sep 2013, 03:16
Replies: 14
Views: 18,360
Posted By DWS

Cool BOEING CLAIMS PILOT SHORTAGE LOOMS

Airlines face a pilot shortage, Boeing report says (http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2013/08/29/airlines-face-a-pilot-shortage-boeing-report-says/2725815/)

MIAMI — Airlines will need...
30th Aug 2013, 23:23
Replies: 51
Views: 17,498
Posted By DWS

Unhappy Assembly line mentality- management

eengr is correcte when he describes how things work.

Boeing is typical - I know- been there- done that as an engineer.

While things generally have improved in some areas over a few decades,...
Forum: North America
24th Aug 2013, 02:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,841
Posted By DWS

And your problem is .... ?? what ?? And CB...

And your problem is .... ?? what ??

And CB ( circuit breaker ) is appropriate WHY ??

I believed it was/is NEWS- and for those who might have forgotten that a few years ago a C-130...
Forum: North America
23rd Aug 2013, 19:33
Replies: 7
Views: 3,841
Posted By DWS

C-130 over Yosemite Fire Video

Flames from massive 'Rim' fire reach Yosemite (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/23/idaho-california-wildfires/2691517/)

This is unique- as is explained inn the video !!
Forum: Questions
23rd Aug 2013, 00:20
Replies: 136
Views: 15,494
Posted By DWS

re challenger software

There are no ' valves' to shut off the 2 solid propellant boosters used-

Yes the lox hydrogen engines did have shutoff valves- but when the booster leak of hot gasses penetrated the center tank ...
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