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19th Feb 2019, 13:41
Replies: 24
Views: 11,961
Posted By falcon12

On the subject of engineers doing full bore...

On the subject of engineers doing full bore ground runs. Back in the day at LGW in the 70's, two of us would fire up a Britannia and taxi it to the west end of the airport via the taxi way for part...
17th Jan 2019, 13:13
Replies: 142
Views: 36,071
Posted By falcon12

As does the IL76

As does the IL76
3rd Jan 2019, 13:53
Replies: 19
Views: 6,908
Posted By falcon12

In the current edition of Flight International...

In the current edition of Flight International they report that Quote - MAEL debt was 138m and had a ''cross company guarantee'' inherited from Monarch Airlines. The approved CVA will allow the MRO...
25th Oct 2018, 15:14
Replies: 7
Views: 2,625
Posted By falcon12

Have just heard from a friend of a friend who is...

Have just heard from a friend of a friend who is an employee that HMRC have placed a winding up order on Monarch Airline Engineering Ltd. I hope, for once, its fake news.
22nd Oct 2018, 13:30
Replies: 18
Views: 12,855
Posted By falcon12

It does look like the Towbarless tractor (TBL) is...

It does look like the Towbarless tractor (TBL) is going faster than the speed for that weight of aircraft being 24/25Kph.

However, the Lower Deck Loader at 15,000 kgs with stabilisers all down,...
8th Jun 2018, 16:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By falcon12

Mobile lounges, built by a French company if I...

Mobile lounges, built by a French company if I remember properly, were in use at Jeddah. Useful since the airport had a lot of space to ferry pax to the remote stands.
Travelled in them on a few...
16th Apr 2018, 14:04
Replies: 668
Views: 273,271
Posted By falcon12

I heard that the CAA at Gatwick closed their...

I heard that the CAA at Gatwick closed their Brexit office at the end of last year. If they did, someone somewhere knew what the outcome is going to be. And that someone should have realised that...
26th Mar 2018, 14:11
Replies: 170
Views: 47,220
Posted By falcon12

They crammed a lot into the hour but I was...

They crammed a lot into the hour but I was disappointed that Fat Albert didn't get a mention, let alone even a picture! Considering some of the aspects they covered you would think that it would...
14th Feb 2018, 14:06
Replies: 52
Views: 14,248
Posted By falcon12

I heard a rumour last month that the UK CAA have...

I heard a rumour last month that the UK CAA have shut their Brexit office.

I also read that FR had made an AOC application late December for their local UK flights.

This is rumour network after...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jan 2018, 13:05
Replies: 29
Views: 11,675
Posted By falcon12

If the new A380's are to replace some of the...

If the new A380's are to replace some of the older aircraft they own, then EK will, as has happened before with the A340 fleet, consider parting them out to lower ongoing maintenance costs.
7th Dec 2017, 13:48
Replies: 26
Views: 5,316
Posted By falcon12

When Hutch stated that there is no one thing that...

When Hutch stated that there is no one thing that causes an accident, or words to that effect, I perked up and thought ' This will be good ' and it was.

Wasn't there a docudrama doing the rounds...
4th Dec 2017, 14:15
Replies: 15
Views: 3,925
Posted By falcon12

Dave Reid More like a trend but was it...

Dave Reid

More like a trend but was it always the same engine or not. Ideally, someone should be asking questions and getting answers. But will that happen in this day and age when profits are...
30th Nov 2017, 14:01
Replies: 5
Views: 4,044
Posted By falcon12

The truth of is that both Liberia World and...

The truth of is that both Liberia World and Katale AT operated ex RAF Brits. One of them is now parked at Kemble back in military colours.
15th Nov 2017, 13:56
Replies: 3,529
Views: 906,134
Posted By falcon12

The G-OAT ATP Picture

The GPU was a Houchin 604 GPU. It had a glorious sounding Cummins V555 V8 diesel engine fitted. No suspension worth talking about hence the appalling ride and handling.

The comment re the tractor...
15th Nov 2017, 13:38
Replies: 44
Views: 10,377
Posted By falcon12

Wiggy, A bit of both really. There are...

Wiggy,

A bit of both really. There are plenty of structural issues and repairs on the older a/c that are expensive to rectify on a D check. Also the avionics and IFE updates and Wifi fits to...
13th Nov 2017, 14:08
Replies: 44
Views: 10,377
Posted By falcon12

10 years old, 40,000 odd hours so far. The...

10 years old, 40,000 odd hours so far. The consider these are the problems anyone faces:
Existing structural and mechanical damage, Interior refit, updating the IFE and Avionics plus many life'd...
19th Sep 2017, 13:41
Replies: 3,529
Views: 906,134
Posted By falcon12

Re the Mk 1 Cortina. Actually its the GT...

Re the Mk 1 Cortina. Actually its the GT version. You can see the badge on rear wing.

I too owned one, maroon, reg: PWC331D. Wanted a Lotus but Harold Wilson devaluing the pound in my pocket...
11th Sep 2017, 13:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,177
Posted By falcon12

Me too. Britannia a necessity

Me too. Britannia a necessity
23rd Aug 2017, 13:49
Replies: 2,040
Views: 933,900
Posted By falcon12

Re: #1953

Okay, I will ask the questions

Where ? When? and Why?

and, as an after thought, did the skipper get to have tea and biscuits with the boss later?
26th Jul 2017, 13:59
Replies: 6
Views: 2,621
Posted By falcon12

What SSD says. Plus, the better designed and...

What SSD says. Plus, the better designed and built Ground Power systems base their performance PF on 0.8.

I would also add, due load shedding, power consumption will vary a lot on the ground...
26th Jul 2017, 13:32
Replies: 125
Views: 92,950
Posted By falcon12

Back in my flying days the first check and...

Back in my flying days the first check and response on the pre flight start up check was 'Blanks and pins removed and stowed?' The reply had to be in the affirmative or you got out and checked.
...
4th May 2017, 14:05
Replies: 28
Views: 12,780
Posted By falcon12

Tristar at FJR

Fishaman,

Ultimate owner believed to be a sheik from Saudi Arabia paid via his business office I believe.
27th Apr 2017, 13:55
Replies: 28
Views: 12,780
Posted By falcon12

Fisherman, The airfield, or airport first...

Fisherman,

The airfield, or airport first have to declare whether the aircraft parking fees are being paid or not. At an airport in the UAE, there is a similar Tristar, fresh out of heavy check...
9th Mar 2017, 13:57
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By falcon12

Cat tosspot. Please check your pm's

Cat tosspot.

Please check your pm's
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2017, 13:51
Replies: 71
Views: 25,467
Posted By falcon12

Does anyone happen to know whether this aircraft...

Does anyone happen to know whether this aircraft was fitted with LIDAR?
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