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Forum: Tech Log
6th May 2011, 03:48
Replies: 2,546
Views: 732,054
Posted By Bizman

Woods Hole explains how they found AF447

An excellent 14 minute interview with Mike Purcell of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Purcell was chief of sea search operations for the mission that this May found and retrieved the...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2011, 22:46
Replies: 2,546
Views: 732,054
Posted By Bizman

#572. BEA is listening.

They heard me. They have set the "Press Release & Information Points for all daily releases back to French being the first URL link.

Sea Search Operations, phase 5...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2011, 06:03
Replies: 2,546
Views: 732,054
Posted By Bizman

BEA is listening?

Did anyone take note that the BEA, on their briefing page:

Sea Search Operations, phase 5 (http://www.bea.aero/en/enquetes/flight.af.447/sea.search.ops.phase.5.php)

... since 29th April, has...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2011, 05:02
Replies: 2,546
Views: 732,054
Posted By Bizman

CVR located

Grat news!!!

Pinger still attached. That raises questions now about effectiveness of phase 1 & 2 search.

CVR itself seems badly distoted by movement in a forwards and UPWARDS direction by...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2011, 03:02
Replies: 2,546
Views: 732,054
Posted By Bizman

Machaca

Re Premier Plongee
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/vol.af.447/videos/premiere.plongee.mp4

Did anyone else notice at time mark 3:14 to 3:17 there is a round canister shape at mid-left of frame...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Apr 2011, 15:09
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,256,296
Posted By Bizman

ACARS - I-am-alive

NigelOnDraft
"That's a long step from "mandating" a standard across all airlines / types a data stream and protocol that is used for "flight monitoring". For starters, not all...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Apr 2011, 08:04
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,256,296
Posted By Bizman

JD-EE

ACARS as an Alerter?

JD-EE
"It does. It would not have saved anybody to have the messages monitored at all times. (Although feeding them to a computer smart enough to detect anomalies such as...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Apr 2011, 04:39
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,256,296
Posted By Bizman

ACARS as an alerter?

There has much recent discussion regarding why ACARS was not referenced earlier re the loss of AF-447. Also, much discussion early in the thread on better design of DFDR/CVR boxes and pingers.
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23rd Nov 2010, 23:48
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,118,705
Posted By Bizman

glhcarl

Great link to the RR animated video of a journey through a Trent.
It also identifies that the materials in the turbine area are Nickel Alloy.
It only mentions Titanium in the cold section of the...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Nov 2010, 00:06
Replies: 130
Views: 29,762
Posted By Bizman

Volcanic Dust

Extremely unlikely.

If any volcanic dust were present there would glazed pellets in the combustion areas, and pitting of compressor blades. None of this has been reported.

Besides LH has not...
10th Nov 2010, 03:18
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,118,705
Posted By Bizman

Singapore ground A380s in Australia after crew refuses to fly

Anyone know if the SQ engine changes are for #2 or #3 engines only?

If so, this may be an indicator of issues with engine loads created by thrust reversal.

If any of the three engines are in #1...
10th Nov 2010, 01:42
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,118,705
Posted By Bizman

Singapore ground A380s in Australia after crew refuses to fly

Thank you pct085

This is the point I was asking in my post #511 p26 6th November 2010, 14:27

I was not as blunt as you.
But given that SQ has already suffered one complete IFSD with the Trent...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Nov 2010, 10:22
Replies: 130
Views: 29,762
Posted By Bizman

Why is QF still grounded while LH & SQ are flying?

Derg:

"This engine is only used on the Qantas machines. So over the four units an extra 8,000lbs of thrust is available. Reason: 15 hr flight to Melbourne at max weights."

I get that, but...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Nov 2010, 22:17
Replies: 130
Views: 29,762
Posted By Bizman

Why is QF still grounded while LH & SQ are flying?

Without bashing any airline, can anyone knowledgeable comment on why SQ was at first reluctant to do any checks on their fleet of 11 A380, then at RR's recommendation, inspected the fleet but were...
6th Nov 2010, 13:27
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,118,705
Posted By Bizman

@lompaseo

"...One can't expect the general public to know whats going on behind the scene but you can expect that when a major airline puts their fleet back in the air that they are darn sure that they are...
6th Nov 2010, 06:57
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,118,705
Posted By Bizman

@Gretchenfrage

... and despite dumping fuel, they only just stopped short of the end of that 4000 m runway.

Hmmmm ... we have no slats, half reverse thrust, wet runway, are over MLW and have a No. 1 that we...
6th Nov 2010, 03:50
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,118,705
Posted By Bizman

Rotor Bursts

Have to agree with some observers here that the Signal to Noise ratio on this thread is very low.

Congrats to VR-HEE on a sober observation.

Some years ago, I had responsibility to liaise with...
3rd Apr 2010, 01:21
Replies: 3,239
Views: 983,269
Posted By Bizman

M.Mouse Quote: 1....

M.Mouse

Quote:

1. Your command decision to leave John as PF while you took command of the situation was outstanding, and clearly led to the next decision which saved a worse...
2nd Apr 2010, 15:59
Replies: 3,239
Views: 983,269
Posted By Bizman

Peter I have just listened to your interview...

Peter

I have just listened to your interview with Glenn Pew on AvWeb:
The Crash of BA038...
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