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by on February 11, 2018
A Russian airliner crashed minutes after takeoff from a Moscow airport on Sunday, killing all 65 passengers and six crew members on board, officials said. The plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport and was headed to Orsk about 1,000 miles southeast of Moscow, REN-TV reported. The Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Prosecutor's Office said in a statement to Interfax that all people on board the plane have died.   "The...
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by on February 9, 2018
An Air Canada Airbus A330, performing flight from Brussels to Montreal with 179 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway via taxiway C1 about 2200 meters down the runway before becoming disabled after a number of right hand main tyres deflated. The airline reported the aircraft sustained damage to its wheels when it rejected takeoff. On Feb 7th 2017 the Canadian TSB reported the crew heard a ...
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by on February 8, 2018
A power supply unit (PSU) is a complex of a wide range of elements the purpose of which is to provide power. A power supply unit (PSU) is a complex of a wide range of elements the purpose of which is to provide power. Small items can be powered by a few PSUs, however, such heavy equipment as a flight simulator, the components of which require different voltages and are located at different places inside or outside the simulator, is not capable of running with a help of a single unit supplying...
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by on July 26, 2017
Air India Flight 676, bound from Kolkata to Mumbai, was forced to land at Nagpur on Saturday, July 22 due to its fuel running low. As reported by Times of India, Air India has grounded the two pilots who did not pull back the landing gear of the aircraft after the take off from Kolkata all the way till Nagpur. The flight was headed to Mumbai but had to halt at Nagpur. The pilots realised that they had been flying the aircraft with the wheels out only when they prepared to land at Nagpur, TOI rep...
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by on June 19, 2017
An enhanced version of the A380 dubbed the A380-plus, seeking to regain market traction with its biggest aircraft. The new version will feature 13% lower costs per seat compared to the current A380, according to Airbus. The A380-plus, if firmly launched, will feature new winglets and some wing refinements that, the manufacturer expects, will lead to a fuel-burn reduction of up to 4%. Furthermore, Airbus is targeting a significant reduction of maintenance by stretching intervals and reducing d...
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by on June 14, 2017
In case you’ve ever wondered how much an Airbus passenger jet costs, here are the official Airbus list prices for 2017.   AIRBUS AIRCRAFT 2017 AVERAGE LIST PRICES (millions of US$)             A318     75.1                                                                A319     89.6     A320     98.0 ...
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by on June 14, 2017
India’s IndiGo has marked a temporary request with ATR for up to 50 ATR 72-600 airplane, in an arrangement worth over USD$1.3 billion at rundown costs. The assention enables IndiGo to fluctuate the quantity of air ship under specific conditions. ATR said the primary airplane ought to enter benefit before the year’s over. IndiGo, as of now an all-Airbus administrator, will utilize the ATRs to manufacture a territorial system in India as the administration pushes to lift nearby economies...
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by on February 10, 2017
नरेंद्र मोदी क्यों बदलने जा रहे है इंदिरा गाँधी एयरपोर्ट का नाम । दिल्ली के इंदिरा गांधी इंटरनेशनल एयरपोर्ट, जो भारत की राजधानी दिल्ली का प्रधान अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय एयरपोर्ट है, का नाम अब बदला जाएगाl इस बात का संकेत खुद नागरिक उड्डयन राज्यमंत्री ने इंडियन एक्सप्रेस के साथ एक इंटरव्यू में दिया हैl आखिर क्या कारण है कि मोदी सरकार अब ये बदलाव लाने जा रही है? किस कारण के चलते लेना पड़ा ये निर्णय? क्या कहा नागरिक उड्डयन राज्यमंत्री जयंत सिन्हा ने? खबरों और रिपोर्ट्स के अनुसार, एयरपोर्ट ...
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by on January 16, 2017
B737NG operating temperatures   Question again out of the field of operation:  An aircraft requested a descent due to low SAT/OAT of – 70°C, is there such a limit on the B737NG? It looks that we know the answer related to the minimum FUEL temperature in the tank (#1). For takeoff and in flight this is the highest of -43°C, or 3°C above the freezing level of the fuel in the tanks. Fuel freezing level temperature specifications are: – JET A1 (JP1) _ freezing point – 47°C – JET A...
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by on December 7, 2016
Which is better: Donald Trump’s plane or Air Force One? On Tuesday, Donald Trump Twitter-suggested that the government cancel its contract for new presidential aircraft from Boeing. One can't help but think that -- perhaps subconsciously, perhaps not -- Trump is entertaining the idea of continuing to use his existing plane, at least every once in a while. There are good reasons he'd want to, as we found when we compared the two planes in Sep. 2015. There is only one candidate for president who...
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by on December 2, 2016
Those of you who work Line Maintenance know that a good portion of the calls we get during the course of the day are for things like coffee makers, seat belts, window washes, and of course oil. This past week started off normal enough. I start work mid week and one of the first calls was for oil. This is not unusual but as the day progressed it seemed like all the flight crews wanted oil. There were 5 or 6 of us on shift that day and I would bet that each of us went through 2 or 3 cases of oil E...
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by on December 2, 2016
My wife is a pilot. A lot of my wife's friends are pilots. When her pilot friends come over or we are spending time with them they always start talking pilot talk and I have no idea what they are saying! I started to wonder about aircraft maintenance and mechanics. Do we have our own language? When outsiders are amongst us aircraft mechanics do they have trouble understanding what we are talking about? Of course the answer to both of these questions is: YES! We at SWA have our own lingo ...
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