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Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2022, 22:11
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Looking around, I don't see anything...

Looking around, I don't see anything revolutionary in aerodynamics or propulsion on the horizon. Recent developments are all inside the aircraft with digital networks etc. The flying wing concept for...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Oct 2022, 03:44
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Tom Sawyer

You don't say on what type, but essentially...

You don't say on what type, but essentially follow the FIM/TSM for the fault code you have got and it should explain what do with the produced test result, including the T/S data reading.
29th Sep 2022, 03:03
Replies: 29
Views: 8,881
Posted By Tom Sawyer

As an Engineer, and one that has worked in...

As an Engineer, and one that has worked in UK/Europe, I can't say that the thought of pax compensation has even crossed my mind when dealing with an issue that could cause a delay or cancellation...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2022, 01:15
Replies: 17
Views: 2,068
Posted By Tom Sawyer

From an Engineering point of view, the answer is...

From an Engineering point of view, the answer is as the MEL quoted above. It comes down to it being one system, which includes both tillers. If any part of the control system is not functioning...
29th Aug 2022, 07:27
Replies: 114
Views: 14,156
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Framer, I totally agree that this should not...

Framer, I totally agree that this should not happen but these are positions we are put into. I have cited two examples of where we sign for items as part of the Transit Check, but they are not...
29th Aug 2022, 02:12
Replies: 114
Views: 14,156
Posted By Tom Sawyer

It has been going for years, right in front of...

It has been going for years, right in front of your eyes;
Steering By-Pass pin, shown to crew after engine start/pushback.......part of the certfied Transit Check for some airlines.
Final walk...
28th Aug 2022, 05:01
Replies: 114
Views: 14,156
Posted By Tom Sawyer

It already a legal exercise! An Engineer (should)...

It already a legal exercise! An Engineer (should) remove the covers and certify that the work has been carried out by signing the tech log for the work, and then the CRS for the release of the...
31st Jul 2022, 06:19
Replies: 60
Views: 7,913
Posted By Tom Sawyer

No mention anywhere of Saab AB as the Type...

No mention anywhere of Saab AB as the Type Certificate holder being onboard with this. This isn't just a case of slapping in a new power plant, but the airframe will require extensive modification to...
30th May 2022, 23:23
Replies: 46
Views: 20,724
Posted By Tom Sawyer

As an Engineer - it is not "a bonus" if we pick...

As an Engineer - it is not "a bonus" if we pick these things up, it is our job! As the aircraft had possibly been in parking mode for a few days, all the aircraft's ports and probes had been covered...
28th Apr 2022, 10:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Could be a problem with the brake pack...

Could be a problem with the brake pack dragging/binding. Not enough to have a braking effect, but enough to cause friction and heat. Changed brake units a number of times during a wheel change when...
25th Apr 2022, 07:07
Replies: 74
Views: 22,909
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Yes, I am aware that it is a QR B777 in the...

Yes, I am aware that it is a QR B777 in the background. I was questioning if the wing in question was a QR B787 which would have been doubly ironic? Apparently it is a Saudia B787 wing though.
24th Apr 2022, 07:33
Replies: 74
Views: 22,909
Posted By Tom Sawyer

B787? There is a known issue with paint adhesion...

B787? There is a known issue with paint adhesion on the wing top surface - https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2020/SAFO20006.pdf
...
15th Apr 2022, 16:23
Replies: 132
Views: 32,321
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I think it depends "if you unpack" the details...

I think it depends "if you unpack" the details correctly, "reach out" to the department that caused the delay, "car park it" while they complete their Zumba classes, engage in some "blue sky...
9th Apr 2022, 05:54
Replies: 132
Views: 32,321
Posted By Tom Sawyer

To a certain extent, maybe 10%, he is right - I...

To a certain extent, maybe 10%, he is right - I dropped the kids at the airport on Thursday evening as they were going to see their mother for the first time in 12 months. I had checked them in...
4th Apr 2022, 16:42
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Yes, it is a big step up. You go from being...

Yes, it is a big step up. You go from being capable of "limited and simple" job scope, to being the man on the spot when decisions need to be made, and your years of experience pay off under these...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Mar 2022, 04:49
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Not too sure about the "wing twist in flight" as...

Not too sure about the "wing twist in flight" as that is more to do with aerodynamics and forces so a bit out of my area, however, on most large aircraft the engines and pylons can be canted due to...
28th Feb 2022, 22:35
Replies: 91
Views: 21,649
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Two favourites from opposite ends of the spectrum...

Two favourites from opposite ends of the spectrum - VC10 taught me a lot about engineering and aircraft systems back in the days when everything was mechanical based, whereas now I enjoy the A380 due...
28th Jan 2022, 02:57
Replies: 26
Views: 17,794
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Incompetence - maybe? But expect to see and hear...

Incompetence - maybe? But expect to see and hear a lot more of these kind of events. It has been widely reported in various outlets about pilots losing their skills over the past 18-24 months, well...
20th Jan 2022, 02:06
Replies: 195
Views: 61,842
Posted By Tom Sawyer

You mean in the way other airlines CC such as BA,...

You mean in the way other airlines CC such as BA, Virgin Atlantic and Australia (when they had LH B777 and A330 types), EK, EY, QR and who knows how many others with mixed fleets operate with no...
21st Dec 2021, 00:31
Replies: 53
Views: 23,927
Posted By Tom Sawyer

No idea how this happened, but seems they took...

No idea how this happened, but seems they took the towbar with them for a fair old distance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zZZXj_wPC8 . As someone suggested above, it looks like they collected it...
22nd Oct 2021, 01:00
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Tom Sawyer

From my view as a Licensed Engineer, they haven't...

From my view as a Licensed Engineer, they haven't done much for us. Don't seem to have much engagement with EASA/CAA. to get regulatory issues raised. Only any good for personal workplace protections...
22nd Oct 2021, 00:55
Replies: 6
Views: 3,198
Posted By Tom Sawyer

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf6156#...

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf6156#29973062

Must be some kind of modern art then or Nurburgring gone wrong? Training? Post maint test flight?
13th Sep 2021, 08:01
Replies: 22
Views: 6,015
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Was working in Line Maintenance for a carrier at...

Was working in Line Maintenance for a carrier at LHR and had dispatched x2 B747 to EWR and JFK that morning. Had to meet at least one of the aircraft back in as they were turned around mid-Atlantic,...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2021, 07:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Follow the AMM Chapter 26 (Fire Protection)...

Follow the AMM Chapter 26 (Fire Protection) procedure with associated warnings and cautions if you are an engineer. If not, leave it to your engineers unless you have a specific FCOM procedure to use...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2021, 03:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Yes, on the tiller base plate are graduated...

Yes, on the tiller base plate are graduated markings. Think the first graduation marking is 30 deg, but haven't got access to a 330 at the moment to have a look for you, and pics on the 'net and in...
16th Aug 2021, 01:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tom Sawyer

There is a specific Tooling and GSE manual called...

There is a specific Tooling and GSE manual called TEM in [email protected] Repair.......maybe worth a look in there.
16th Aug 2021, 01:25
Replies: 33
Views: 7,164
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Oh yes, I remember that in the unfinished...

Oh yes, I remember that in the unfinished terminal, especially the donuts which they made. Seem to remember it was 24/7 as well. Great scoff all round. Made a change from the 5 star catering we had...
5th Aug 2021, 01:29
Replies: 188
Views: 122,669
Posted By Tom Sawyer

A lot of the tests we run via the CMC do actually...

A lot of the tests we run via the CMC do actually do this by configuring the system "electronically" to simulate the required condition. In some cases however a physical change is required. In this...
1st Aug 2021, 01:55
Replies: 188
Views: 122,669
Posted By Tom Sawyer

We don't get anything directly from the...

We don't get anything directly from the manufacturer of the aircraft. Most companies will issue Tech Notices or some variation on this title to provide us information for awareness based on Service...
25th Jul 2021, 05:12
Replies: 188
Views: 122,669
Posted By Tom Sawyer

All I've got in my mind at the moment a picture...

All I've got in my mind at the moment a picture of a number of Engineers reading this thread, rolling their eyes at some of the comments of non-Engineers about how perfect they would be at doing our...
15th Jul 2021, 02:32
Replies: 188
Views: 122,669
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Snyggapa As I've said previously - it maybe...

Snyggapa

As I've said previously - it maybe a simple job, but a lot of us Engineers, including maintenance planners have been stood down/furloughed/redundant/left the industry over the past 18...
24th Jun 2021, 00:34
Replies: 644
Views: 135,044
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Term for any suspect with a high opinion of...

Term for any suspect with a high opinion of themselves - FIGJAM - F*** I'm Good, Just Ask Me.
23rd Jun 2021, 02:47
Replies: 644
Views: 135,044
Posted By Tom Sawyer

MDF - thick, but great to work with. Knew a...

MDF - thick, but great to work with.

Knew a guy called Watson who cut the end of his thumb of with a metal guillotine, was forever known as Whatthumb after that.
20th Jun 2021, 01:25
Replies: 188
Views: 122,669
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Firstly, we have to do a lot with Crew onboard...

Firstly, we have to do a lot with Crew onboard when you are part of a system trying maintain an operation as well as the aircraft. Try turning an A380 on a 90-120 min turn round. The outbound crew...
18th Jun 2021, 23:59
Replies: 188
Views: 122,669
Posted By Tom Sawyer

John4321 Because for getting on 18 months...

John4321

Because for getting on 18 months many of us who do this type of work (Engineers), are currently stood down/redundant/unemployed/left the industry so not as many manhours available to do...
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