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Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2019, 12:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
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...
12th Mar 2019, 09:11
Replies: 24
Views: 26,671
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Yes. A Middle Eastern airline did a 3 engine...

Yes. A Middle Eastern airline did a 3 engine ferry flight SYD to homebase last month. Flight number was 9009, but you will have to figure out the operator.
Forum: Middle East
2nd Feb 2019, 01:03
Replies: 26
Views: 18,060
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I would think Rolls have their hands full; ...

I would think Rolls have their hands full;
Trent 700 still in production for A330
Trent 7000 ramping up as A330NEO production increases.
Trent 1000 known issues still to be revised.
Trent XWB...
6th Dec 2018, 22:17
Replies: 8
Views: 7,146
Posted By Tom Sawyer

It was a Victor and Buccaneer...

It was a Victor and Buccaneer .......https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=22796
21st Nov 2018, 20:54
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I think what you could be looking for is Critical...

I think what you could be looking for is Critical Maintenance Tasks, which is the separation of critical tasks during aircraft maintenance, including on multi-engine aircraft, to prevent duplication...
17th Nov 2018, 23:03
Replies: 44
Views: 7,380
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I think there must be a lot of UK...

I think there must be a lot of UK Engineers/Pilots heading down the transfer to another EASA State route. I am currently going down the route of obtaining a non-EASA licence from my employers NAA as...
6th Oct 2018, 05:29
Replies: 107
Views: 20,079
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Seems to be dependent on the Authority. I'm doing...

Seems to be dependent on the Authority. I'm doing my ETOPS recurrent next week, so still in use where I am as well:

8 Further Reading...
25th Sep 2018, 22:00
Replies: 44
Views: 7,380
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Going on the information issued by the Government...

Going on the information issued by the Government recently, I'm going to have to look into it I think. I work overseas (outside of Europe) for a company that has EASA 145 & 147 approval so currently...
16th Sep 2018, 22:23
Replies: 48
Views: 12,929
Posted By Tom Sawyer

To be fair - The report is implicates SIA...

To be fair - The report is implicates SIA Engineering Philippines, which is obviously different from Lufthansa Technic Philippines (LTP) and not involved in this.

One of my previous employers...
26th Jul 2018, 11:00
Replies: 108
Views: 47,605
Posted By Tom Sawyer

The Airbus pitot probe one's I had in my hand...

The Airbus pitot probe one's I had in my hand today weren't of a fabric variety. They were a made of of vinyl outer layer which was fully air/water resistant. I have seen fabric ones but they are of...
22nd Jul 2018, 06:04
Replies: 108
Views: 47,605
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I think you need to be a bit more aware of the...

I think you need to be a bit more aware of the policy at BNE due to mud wasps, and how much pressure Engineers and their companies are being put under before throwing around ideas of abuse to resolve...
15th Jul 2018, 02:28
Replies: 677
Views: 301,189
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Remaining in EASA is a viable answer, but yet to...

Remaining in EASA is a viable answer, but yet to be agreed, if at all. However, how long would be it be before "us" as a UK CAA regulated work group (Pilots & Crew, Engineers, Ops, ATC et al), had a...
13th Jun 2018, 09:53
Replies: 48
Views: 14,961
Posted By Tom Sawyer

You maybe right that it is an option. Just been...

You maybe right that it is an option. Just been through the AMM for a couple of the Airbuses I work on for different operators and can find no reference or procedure for towing with a "remote"...
12th Jun 2018, 14:46
Replies: 48
Views: 14,961
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Certainly with some Airbuses there is a...

Certainly with some Airbuses there is a connection point on the Nose Leg that can give the tug driver control of the aircraft brakes as they are electrically controlled, hydraulically actuated...
12th Jun 2018, 13:50
Replies: 48
Views: 14,961
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Same thing happened to me few years ago (funnily...

Same thing happened to me few years ago (funnily enough while towing an A340) and it was a high pressure hydraulic leak spraying on to the hot engine. As it was a towbar and not towbarless tug we...
7th May 2018, 12:19
Replies: 42
Views: 15,279
Posted By Tom Sawyer

So if AF is struggling in it's current...

So if AF is struggling in it's current form.....how is it going to fund it's part of the JV with KLM to buy of 31% of VS which has not been completed? More accountancy smoke and mirrors?
27th Mar 2018, 12:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I think you are getting a few things mixed up,...

I think you are getting a few things mixed up, especially with the Visa part. Your visa would not be dependent on your holding a Licence necessarily - unless you are going State sponsored maybe. If...
25th Mar 2018, 03:59
Replies: 30
Views: 6,630
Posted By Tom Sawyer

You're only looking at this flight/aircraft in...

You're only looking at this flight/aircraft in isolation. The aircraft utilisation is LAX-MEL-PER-LHR and return, or will be once to route gets established over the next few days. Aircraft to do not...
11th Mar 2018, 03:49
Replies: 52
Views: 14,438
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Interesting thread going on here -...

Interesting thread going on here - https://www.pprune.org/airlines-airports-routes/606299-us-offers-uk-inferior-open-skies-deal-ft.html .

Seems there is so much more involved than the "man on the...
31st Jan 2018, 13:04
Replies: 52
Views: 14,438
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Unless the UK is a full member of the EU, and not...

Unless the UK is a full member of the EU, and not the EFTA that Norway and Switzerland are in, we cannot be "full" members of EASA. Yes, we can stay in (depending on what status of membership is...
8th Jul 2017, 02:42
Replies: 273
Views: 111,050
Posted By Tom Sawyer

And???? I've dealt with a number of AOG...

And????

I've dealt with a number of AOG recoveries for engine incidents. Two weeks plus is not unusual. In this case the ATSB may have quarantined the aircraft for a few days first before...
27th Jun 2017, 14:08
Replies: 273
Views: 111,050
Posted By Tom Sawyer

AMM Requirements

There is an inspection criteria in Chp 5 and/or 71 of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual for failure of engine post a blade off event. The whole engine, fan cowlings, nose cowl, C Ducts and Common...
27th Jun 2016, 15:34
Replies: 38
Views: 9,943
Posted By Tom Sawyer

IATA are having problems seeing an upside, and...

IATA are having problems seeing an upside, and that is even before we get into having the CAA draft and implement new regs for aircrew licensing / airfield ops/ engineer licensing / aircraft...
19th Mar 2015, 10:10
Replies: 32
Views: 10,739
Posted By Tom Sawyer

Kudos to Mr Xenophon for actually getting to the...

Kudos to Mr Xenophon for actually getting to the heart of this, realising the potential outcomes, and not just rubber stamping a law change under advice.

What concerns me is where was the seed of...
2nd Mar 2014, 20:35
Replies: 6
Views: 3,711
Posted By Tom Sawyer

I got my 1 & 9 restrictions removed by doing an...

I got my 1 & 9 restrictions removed by doing an electrical handskills course covering both practical and theory elements. The problem is that this does not remove the restrictions from your type...
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