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Forum: Tech Log
18th Dec 2019, 00:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Without getting my Airbus course notes out, so...

Without getting my Airbus course notes out, so from memory, they are different things. Floor level heaters in the galley and flight deck are surface plate heaters with conditioned air supplied over...
17th Dec 2019, 23:39
Replies: 21
Views: 7,193
Posted By Tom Sawyer

They are both phosphate ester based (which gives...

They are both phosphate ester based (which gives them their fire resistance), so yes it will irritate the eyes and breathing airways when contact is made from a mist. However, none of the pax in the...
17th Dec 2019, 08:02
Replies: 21
Views: 7,193
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Not really type specific, but as specified by the...

Not really type specific, but as specified by the operator usually to match any other aircraft in their fleet. Usually Skydroll LD4 or HyJet IV.
Forum: Tech Log
16th Dec 2019, 06:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By Tom Sawyer

They are on the A345/6 and A380 for sure, and...

They are on the A345/6 and A380 for sure, and later A330's in the door areas

Quite often they are de-activated as they suffer moisture ingress leading to corrosion and so fault messages, but not...
3rd Dec 2019, 02:36
Replies: 61
Views: 39,381
Posted By Tom Sawyer

A380 is certified for 3 engine ferry. A certain...

A380 is certified for 3 engine ferry. A certain ME airline did one from Sydney to their homebase earlier this year after a failure.....which begs the question......why didn't QF 3 engine ferry...
28th Nov 2019, 07:23
Replies: 61
Views: 39,381
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Not heard of an engine being in the IATA Pool (if...

Not heard of an engine being in the IATA Pool (if QF-SQ have a pool agreement) as a loan item due to engine lease and/or ownership constraints, and even if it was it would be a pretty expensive...
17th Nov 2019, 00:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Tom Sawyer

If there was a standard procedure for stop...

If there was a standard procedure for stop drilling on the type it would be in Chp 20 for the airframe, and Chp 70 for the engine but they would detail "how" to do it, and not where. The manual may...
15th Nov 2019, 23:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Tom Sawyer

If there is no repair scheme covering a weld or...

If there is no repair scheme covering a weld or stop drilling in the manual, but cracks are allowable to a stated limit (and quantity?), then I would raise a DD with reference to the AMM for the...
14th Nov 2019, 21:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Tom Sawyer

As Webby says. I've stopped drilled exhaust...

As Webby says. I've stopped drilled exhaust sleeves and cones in the past (A340/CFM56 from memory). Can't remember if that was an approved temp repair in the manual or a "dispensation" with repeat...
18th Oct 2019, 06:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Presume you mean steel blue brand which is still...

Presume you mean steel blue brand which is still widely available in Australia, but not sure if anyone would ship internationally. https://steelblue.com/au/boots/
9th Oct 2019, 01:01
Replies: 283
Views: 127,548
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Where was it proven that their aircraft was...

Where was it proven that their aircraft was unsafe? From what I know, it was purely a fan blade failure which may or may not have had something to do with poor maintenance, design issue, blade...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2019, 11:35
Replies: 12,265
Views: 1,434,451
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Boris could maybe take it to the European Court...

Boris could maybe take it to the European Court of Justice if he doesn't like the UK's highest court ruling..........oh wait a minute.......
18th Sep 2019, 03:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Most comfortable ones I've had over the years...

Most comfortable ones I've had over the years have been Cofra brand......must be stylish as well as they are Italian? Quite a few UK suppliers if you search for them. DM's are OK but take some...
5th Sep 2019, 01:15
Replies: 10
Views: 4,905
Posted By Tom Sawyer

No new ones even due to natural attrition...

No new ones even due to natural attrition (leavers, retirement etc.) having to be back filled, or no new ones even to fill those potential vacancies to keep numbers stable?
2nd Aug 2019, 04:57
Replies: 734
Views: 439,067
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Probably because they operate under their NAA...

Probably because they operate under their NAA with approved regulations and Licences already in place that have no doubt taken years to develop and evolve. Come 1st November, in event of a hard exit,...
16th Jul 2019, 02:52
Replies: 2
Views: 2,163
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Your working holiday visa combined with your type...

Your working holiday visa combined with your type ratings will be an issue. Most airline operators with long haul types will be after long term, full time employees considering it could take you 6...
7th Jul 2019, 08:36
Replies: 8
Views: 3,060
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Cebu diverted as well......may have been others...

Cebu diverted as well......may have been others also.
2nd Jul 2019, 02:31
Replies: 554
Views: 532,737
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Fan disc & blades found by the look of it. Good...

Fan disc & blades found by the look of it. Good effort looking at the depth of snow they were buried under.
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Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2019, 06:49
Replies: 3
Views: 2,011
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Ignition/Start.......start process is the same as...

Ignition/Start.......start process is the same as normal just using a different source of air than the APU supply and with air x-bleed selected to open.
22nd Apr 2019, 01:44
Replies: 17
Views: 3,371
Posted By Tom Sawyer

BA Cityflyer -...

BA Cityflyer - https://jobs.ba.com/jobs/vacancy/ba-cityflyer---engineering-aircraft-apprenticeship-3238-ba-cityflyer-london-city-airport/3256/description/
19th Apr 2019, 04:01
Replies: 17
Views: 3,371
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I started off in the RAF for 12 years and the...

I started off in the RAF for 12 years and the training was first class. With an eye on the bigger picture, I managed to avoid fighters and spent most of my time as a liney on the bigger aircraft, in...
31st Mar 2019, 03:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tom Sawyer

In general, we do not have the facility to access...

In general, we do not have the facility to access the raw QAR data on the line. In my previous experience, if we have an on-going fault that the troubleshooting is not rectifying, we may pull the QAR...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2019, 10:20
Replies: 62
Views: 13,076
Posted By Tom Sawyer

80% of a modern, high by-pass engine's thrust...

80% of a modern, high by-pass engine's thrust comes from the fan. The core engine is really only there to drive the fan, the gearboxes for the ancillary pumps/generators etc. , and provide bleed air...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2019, 10:09
Replies: 62
Views: 13,076
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Not sure if this true or not but heard it few...

Not sure if this true or not but heard it few times now......the A380 was originally designed with no T/Rev, but it was the regulators who said that it had to have it as the design spec for that...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2019, 13:32
Replies: 62
Views: 13,076
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Checking reversers with the aircraft stationary...

Checking reversers with the aircraft stationary at the end of the runway or on the taxiway not a good idea as the reversed exhaust gas flow could blow stones or any other FOD up which could get...
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