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by BMLtech
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Regarding AME Shortage
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: Regarding AME Shortage

There’s only a few thousand total. And as for guys like me? Helicopter ames I’m pretty sure it’s <500 total and even less still active. This industry has gone down the drain since 2008. It’s a F’n shame man, what are you doing now? I’m 16 years in and likely out for good after this COVID19 lol [/quo...
by BMLtech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full length takeoff
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: Full length takeoff

Ya, doesn't the 727 have some type of "projection" in the bottom of the tail for preventing tailstrikes? Yup,has a tail skid that goes up and down with the gear. Has an energy absorbing crush cartridge with an indicator on the -100 series. Purpose is to save the center engine nozzle which is next i...
by BMLtech
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full length takeoff
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: Full length takeoff

One of the most exciting things I ever witnessed was the CP DC-10 departing out of YYC for the orient on a hot day in the summer wow they would rotate right on the numbers,and that's a pretty long runway. :shock:
by BMLtech
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 22
Views: 6069

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

The CB issue is a big one this time of year. Imagine how bad the fuel economy is when you are flying off course. Resonance issues are a big problem. Remember that bridge that collapse. Some engineers are really sweating this one. Imagine the bad press when an uncontained engine failure send shrapne...
by BMLtech
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 22
Views: 6069

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

Seems to be taking quite a long time for a fix on that engine resonance issue. Wonder what's happening behind the scene there? Possibly be a bit more to it than a software load? Must be bit of a drag slugging it out at 290 and watching everybody whistling by overhead, dodging CB's, etc?
by BMLtech
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 2347

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

PIA is already banned from the US due to security concerns, but the silence from our government on this issue is hard to comprehend, although not surprising.Woe be to them if PIA were to have an incident on our soil.
by BMLtech
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A sad end for this HS125
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Re: A sad end for this HS125

I think there's little to no market for any of the early stovepipe biz jets, hence why they are put to use in this way..
by BMLtech
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....
Replies: 10
Views: 2071

Re: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....

Saw their 777 at YYZ yesterday and was reminded of this, but I figured if you’ve survived long enough to make 777 without making any craters you’re probably at least semi safe. :roll: You could possibly make that argument for the skippers, but what about the rest of the crew? And how long has this ...
by BMLtech
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....
Replies: 10
Views: 2071

Re: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....

Once again if Pakistan has admitted to widespread fraud in pilot licensing, I would question the veracity of PIA's operating certificate, and all of their associated approvals..
by BMLtech
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6683

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

CNN now reporting 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses according to Pakistan's Aviation Minister. PIA should be immediately banned from Canadian and international airspace based on this revelation, until they can prove otherwise.Their entire operating certificate is void.Hello Minister Garn...
by BMLtech
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6683

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

CNN now reporting 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses according to Pakistan's Aviation Minister. PIA should be immediately banned from Canadian and international airspace based on this revelation, until they can prove otherwise.Their entire operating certificate is void.Hello Minister Garn...
by BMLtech
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Convair question
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: Convair question

Interesting. Both of those requirements have been around for a long time, was there an exception for charter ops?
by BMLtech
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Convair question
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Convair question

I was watching a You tube video of Nolinors' final Convair 580 passenger flight. I think it mentioned that the 580 was removed from passenger service due to an impending regulatory change. I was wondering if anyone knows what this change was?
by BMLtech
Tue May 12, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10319

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Word is that although geriatric, the tutor is the ideal platform for the snowbirds. Cheap, simple, easy to maintain, and a mountain of spare airframes and parts are held in reserve. I highly doubt it will be replaced anytime soon. Probably doesn’t even need modern avionics for a pure vfr operation.
by BMLtech
Wed May 06, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11105

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Appears to be a sudden and catastrophic event. They will need to recover the wreckage for sure. As we know the Sikorsky gearbox has been implicated in previous accidents.
https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-repo ... 9A0016.pdf
by BMLtech
Fri May 01, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 6196

Re: A220 cruising altitude

https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/a22 ... 69.article

Often when they try to correct an issue with a software load, it ends up causing a new unforeseen issue.
by BMLtech
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Certification rules
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Certification rules

I would say that the answer lies in advances in technology and automation. The first generation wide bodies you mentioned had quite a bit going on at the back panel, lots of switch flicking and guage tapping. Fedex was able to delete the F/E on the MD10 conversion basically by using the MD11 systems...
by BMLtech
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 6196

Re: A220 cruising altitude

Not a really a software issue, engines are blowing due to internal resonance and vibration. Problem can be addressed by a software load that will prevent the fadec from operating in the range that the resonance occurs. https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/a220-uncontained-engine-failures-linked-to-re...
by BMLtech
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Engineering layoffs
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Engineering layoffs

Wouldn't this be a good time to get all those C, Heavy checks done...without losing revenue, or do you have to wait until they are actually due? You would think that this could be an opportunity to play catch up or get ahead on maintenance, the problem is the cash flow to pay for it has evaporated....
by BMLtech
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 6196

Re: A220 cruising altitude

It seems that the majority of new engine programs are beset by major technical problems these days. Just look at the RR Trent debacle on the 787, the GTF on the 320NEO, and now the A220. Seems like the pinnacle of engine reliability and longevity was the CFM56. Now with increased fuel efficiency com...
by BMLtech
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speedbird lives up to the name.
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Speedbird lives up to the name.

Doesn't the 747 have a fairly high cruise speed anyway? Is there any airliner designed to go near, or over M0.9 in regular service? They don’t call it the queen of the skies for nothing. Even the classic 747 bombed around at .88 or so,passing everything around it. Too bad that efficiency trumps spe...
by BMLtech
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speedbird lives up to the name.
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Speedbird lives up to the name.

Doesn't the 747 have a fairly high cruise speed anyway? Is there any airliner designed to go near, or over M0.9 in regular service? They don’t call it the queen of the skies for nothing. Even the classic 747 bombed around at .88 or so,passing everything around it. Too bad that efficiency trumps spe...
by BMLtech
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3423

Re: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?

Haven’t seen it reported anywhere but I suspect it could be the same Kalitta B744F that the Americans used with palletized seating. It was interesting that it appeared to be operated without any passenger 02 or escape slide provisions. Desperate times I guess.
by BMLtech
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2505

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

I had also thought the F100 had slats, along its the later variants of the F28, but apparently only 2 F28mk6000 were built with slats. As is well documented, these “hard wing” designs are much more susceptible to stalling due to surface contamination. if you have ever looked at the wing of an F28, i...

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