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3rd Nov 2018, 17:58
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,331,376
Posted By Swedish Steve

The Maintenance release was signed in DPS before...

The Maintenance release was signed in DPS before that flight. It is not the maintenance release for the next flight from CGK. That is on the next tech log page.
5th Dec 2017, 18:30
Replies: 1,689
Views: 874,943
Posted By Swedish Steve

In the past two years BA Engineering in Europe...

In the past two years BA Engineering in Europe has been decimated. (I lost my job). Nearly all stations have been sub contracted.
Engineering at LGW was heading the same way. Big tenders were issued...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Oct 2017, 15:41
Replies: 5
Views: 2,884
Posted By Swedish Steve

Stockholm ARN T2 has pre conditioned air hoses...

Stockholm ARN T2 has pre conditioned air hoses installed underground. They come up through a hatch in the ramp. I use it for deicing the fan blades. But the air is not very hot, around 23deg C so not...
17th Sep 2017, 17:58
Replies: 53
Views: 39,818
Posted By Swedish Steve

In 1978 a Gulf Air Tristar (about two years old)...

In 1978 a Gulf Air Tristar (about two years old) lost a nosewhel on departure from LHR. The crew had no knowledge until informed by ATC that the wheel had been found at LHR. The aircraft was enroute...
28th Mar 2017, 18:07
Replies: 21
Views: 4,930
Posted By Swedish Steve

Here in Stockholm it gets below minus 10 deg C...

Here in Stockholm it gets below minus 10 deg C regularly. All aircraft that are left outside unattended have the water system drained. We drain ours when the forecast is Minus 5degC or lower.
But...
20th Feb 2017, 11:43
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By Swedish Steve

I would disagree with you. I visited DXB many...

I would disagree with you. I visited DXB many times in 1980-87 and found the price of booze there outstanding. I remember around 1 for a bottle.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2017, 17:08
Replies: 22
Views: 6,405
Posted By Swedish Steve

I am surprised with the word subjective. I am...

I am surprised with the word subjective. I am recently retired, but I taught the deicing operators to always check the fan blades on every aircraft they were called to, and deice anything they found...
7th Jan 2017, 19:15
Replies: 173
Views: 113,841
Posted By Swedish Steve

Its the same on most big jets. I had an incident...

Its the same on most big jets. I had an incident on a B767. There was a smell incident in the rear galley. One of the four cabin crew working there was incapacitated by the smell, and was taken off...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Sep 2016, 17:46
Replies: 38
Views: 16,180
Posted By Swedish Steve

This EICAS is low pressure in the flight deck,...

This EICAS is low pressure in the flight deck, i.e. the supply valve is closed.
It is not low bottle pressure.
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jun 2016, 07:56
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By Swedish Steve

The original question was about external...

The original question was about external conditioned air, not HP air.
with external conditioned air, the packs are not involved.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2016, 19:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By Swedish Steve

Here in ARN running the APU on the ground except...

Here in ARN running the APU on the ground except for engine start is not allowed, so we have no problem. If the crew leave the APU running after arriving on the gate they have only themselves to...
5th Apr 2016, 17:14
Replies: 122
Views: 22,922
Posted By Swedish Steve

The BA A319 that are based at LGW are ex BMA and...

The BA A319 that are based at LGW are ex BMA and have different seats and layout to the A319 that are based at LHR. They were not fitted with the new BA seat, they have the BMA seats still covered in...
15th Mar 2016, 16:38
Replies: 53
Views: 47,685
Posted By Swedish Steve

I used to sit on the brakes when towing Fokker...

I used to sit on the brakes when towing Fokker 100s and we had a lot of problems. The steering lock out switch was on the ground power panel, and when you shut the panel, the switch was moved to the...
25th Feb 2016, 08:34
Replies: 26
Views: 18,757
Posted By Swedish Steve

BA A320s are being fitted with this. Five had the...

BA A320s are being fitted with this. Five had the mod last month, and they are being fitted during hangar visits.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2016, 11:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,731
Posted By Swedish Steve

The ACM is not required in the cruise. In many...

The ACM is not required in the cruise. In many aircraft there is a Turbine Bypass Valve that diverts all the air past it so it stops rotating. The heat exchangers function very well on their own, and...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Feb 2016, 08:54
Replies: 24
Views: 11,532
Posted By Swedish Steve

The fluid is trapped inside the retraction jacks....

The fluid is trapped inside the retraction jacks. It stays there until you lower the undercarriage again
9th Jan 2016, 09:23
Replies: 73
Views: 73,018
Posted By Swedish Steve

This is also an airport regulation at ARN. We...

This is also an airport regulation at ARN. We ignore it. Our system wide policy is that all ground staff stand behind the red line (on the ramp) until the anti-collision beacons are off. If the crew...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2016, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 17,148
Posted By Swedish Steve

Just like to add that as an engineer I believe...

Just like to add that as an engineer I believe that it is a good idea to annotate Flt Ctrl maint message in the log book. The crew turn off the IRS and leave the flight deck, this puts Flt Ctrl Maint...
22nd Nov 2015, 15:45
Replies: 17
Views: 9,234
Posted By Swedish Steve

It seems that they expect mechanics in South...

It seems that they expect mechanics in South America to hold FAA licences. We maintain many N registered aircraft at my company, in locations all over Europe, and none of us are FAA licenced, We...
1st Oct 2015, 18:07
Replies: 1,689
Views: 874,943
Posted By Swedish Steve

Yes. The next B787-8 will arrive in Sep 2017...

Yes. The next B787-8 will arrive in Sep 2017 after the first 16 B787-9.
9th Sep 2015, 09:54
Replies: 740
Views: 756,535
Posted By Swedish Steve

Where? I can see a picture showing that the...

Where? I can see a picture showing that the wing/body fairing has caught fire and disappeared, I cannot see into the freight hold (but it is dark in there)
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2015, 18:31
Replies: 11
Views: 10,013
Posted By Swedish Steve

A320s produced in the last year or so have a...

A320s produced in the last year or so have a modified system that keeps the cooling in closed loop on the gate for much longer than the older ones. Here in Stockholm it stays closed all the time!...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jun 2015, 08:23
Replies: 58
Views: 19,430
Posted By Swedish Steve

Sorry but as a mere engineer, can someone explain...

Sorry but as a mere engineer, can someone explain to me how fuel aereates, and what controls it? Is it that the air pressure on the fuel in the tank decreases with altitude?. Never heard this before.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Mar 2015, 19:59
Replies: 11
Views: 8,106
Posted By Swedish Steve

There is no electric pump. When the water truck...

There is no electric pump.
When the water truck arrives to service the tank, all the air pressure is lost and does not return until the APU is running.
When you turn the APU on, turn the air bleed...
22nd Mar 2015, 10:27
Replies: 6
Views: 4,134
Posted By Swedish Steve

This whole problem was caused by a blocked grey...

This whole problem was caused by a blocked grey water drain system. The toilets are drained by a vacuum system into a toilet tank. This was working normally.
The toilet sink, galley sink, and bev...
27th Feb 2015, 07:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,291
Posted By Swedish Steve

But this could go the other way. It is quite...

But this could go the other way.
It is quite common for pedestrians to be knocked over crossing the road.
Therefore there will be no compensation if you get knocked over.

It is quite common for...
25th Dec 2014, 10:12
Replies: 4,932
Views: 1,677,630
Posted By Swedish Steve

What sort of date will T3 be demolished. Has...

What sort of date will T3 be demolished.
Has anyone told BA who have moved in with new check in and lounge and a new baggage system linking T3 to T5? Seems a lot of money for a doomed terminal? And...
5th Nov 2014, 14:25
Replies: 281
Views: 210,883
Posted By Swedish Steve

Can someone explain to a non space man how you...

Can someone explain to a non space man how you measure Mach number when you are out of the atmosphere? Surely in space there is no sound so there cannot be any Mach number? Does this mean Mach 25 in...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jul 2014, 10:40
Replies: 16
Views: 4,316
Posted By Swedish Steve

The APU is being modified to get round this. We...

The APU is being modified to get round this. We have only one left to do, then tit will be back to normal.
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2014, 11:46
Replies: 3
Views: 8,338
Posted By Swedish Steve

Note that on the latest A320 the logic has...

Note that on the latest A320 the logic has changed slightly. Our last 3 aircraft delivered this year have a different setting for on the ground.
Before, on the ground, skin temp above 12deg and the...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jun 2014, 06:14
Replies: 38
Views: 10,802
Posted By Swedish Steve

I give up. If you read what I said I have been...

I give up.
If you read what I said I have been refuelling large aircraft over 30 years. I have heard of fuel gauges reading in Kgs!!!

SMOC says we should send the SG figure to the dispatcher. All...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2014, 19:05
Replies: 38
Views: 10,802
Posted By Swedish Steve

But what do you do with the SG figures? I have...

But what do you do with the SG figures?
I have refuelled loads of aircraft for long flights, Tristar B747 B777 B787 A330 and I always use the actual SG to calculate the fuel uplift.
But the crew...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2014, 14:50
Replies: 38
Views: 10,802
Posted By Swedish Steve

So what difference does it make to weight and...

So what difference does it make to weight and balance if you go from one high SG to one low SG?
The fuel is loaded in kgs, so the weight is always the same.
Yes with a high SG you will get less...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2014, 20:09
Replies: 7
Views: 2,295
Posted By Swedish Steve

We don't need to know. The ACARS knows where the...

We don't need to know. The ACARS knows where the aircraft is going (from the flight number) so sends the message to all the correct adressess at destination.
We will always get a fuel message, if...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Apr 2014, 09:35
Replies: 30
Views: 7,597
Posted By Swedish Steve

It is prohibited by all airlines I have worked...

It is prohibited by all airlines I have worked with.
If you tried it while I was on the headset, the pushback would stop and we would be gone.
You have to advance the throttle when the aircraft is...
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