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by bollox
11 Apr 2014, 17:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 197004

Re: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed into Indian O

Only 46 years in International ATC and Aviation (civil and military) Some of us enjoy mental exercises. Do you think that the people that projected the trajectory were impatient and just theorising? :D
by bollox
11 Apr 2014, 15:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 197004

Re: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed into Indian O

I have my own theory that the plane did not descend to 4500 feet but remained at the higher FL. In one report the Malaysian Military reported that MH370 'went through the bottom of the screen' at 4500 feet. It may be that obstructions relatively near the station limit higher and lower coverage of bo...
by bollox
14 Mar 2014, 23:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 197004

Re: Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with flight M

I seem to remember a Lion Air 737 that crashed in to Mt ymittos (Greece). Examination has shown that pilot,crew and passengers were incapacitated/dead due to oxygen starvation. The plane flew till out of juice. In this case military could see non moving people in plane. There was also a bizjet with ...
by bollox
26 Nov 2013, 08:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: More GE-nX problems
Replies: 0
Views: 519

More GE-nX problems

Incident: Airbridge Cargo B748 near Hong Kong on Jul 31st 2013, both left hand engines surged at same time, one right hand engine damaged too http://avherald.com/h?article=46679ba1&opt=0 :o On Nov 25th 2013 Boeing confirmed that a Multi-Operator-Message (MOM) has been sent to B747-8 and B787-800 cus...
by bollox
26 Jul 2013, 18:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 413
Views: 246465

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

The Scimitar winglets look cute. However we should not forget that the Scimitar is a cutting tool for elimination of competion (in battle) :mrgreen: Thus,I feel that other planes and higher vehicles need to their distance, since this winglet is a can-opener too. :lol:
by bollox
18 Jul 2013, 22:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

Lets wait for the AAIB report! Tomorrow or a bit later. It will be a preliminary report. Hopefully the real source of the fire will be identified and the necessary corrective mesasures proposed (maybe including grounding).
We will see....................
by bollox
18 Jul 2013, 13:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

Where is Ro-Max? He seems to be a better informed person for Boeing. On a well deserved holiday, I hope. :D
by bollox
17 Jul 2013, 12:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

Did a bit of reading up.....Lithium Manganese batteries can be volatile under certain conditions, i.e above 100 deg C and especially when exposed to fire/flames. Dunno the construction of the ELT battery, but if heated by another source nearby (I assume it was in something like an electronics bay), ...
by bollox
16 Jul 2013, 09:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

It looks like Boeing may be sighing with relief. Inspectors are looking at an emergeny locator beacon located just under the fire area. It has lithium-manganese batteries. Honeywell the ELB manufacturer is sending their own people
by bollox
13 Jul 2013, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

Whatever the cause of the fire, the temperature must have been very high to torch the crp to melting point and to ignite/destroy insulation. the time element remains common. Seems to remind me of Swissair 111..... :(
by bollox
13 Jul 2013, 14:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

Out of service since hours, rear of aircraft, smoke. Ethiopian case seems to have some commonalityy to the first JAL 787.........
by bollox
13 Jul 2013, 11:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

Particularly transponder antennas are mounted on top and bottom of a/c to make sure they are seen by the secondart radar a/c while maneuvering. TCAS also calls for antennas on top and bottom of aircraft.
by bollox
12 Jul 2013, 21:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow
Replies: 106
Views: 30428

Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

Looking at some fotos, the fire(s) seem extremely close to 2 antennas (transponder and DME?). Is there an electronics bay underneath? :?: In 40 years ATC I have never heard of a civil ATC transponder catching fire though. The burnthrough of the skin seems to indicate very high temperature (not just ...
by bollox
21 Jun 2013, 16:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News
Replies: 61
Views: 11283

Re: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News

AIB03WB. Flying to the South of Marseille at the minute. Will there still be a visual at Le Bourget? :?:
by bollox
21 Jun 2013, 10:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News
Replies: 61
Views: 11283

Re: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News

When did the 350 make its second flight? There was a lot of hooha that it should have been yesterday,but I dont find references on aviation fora
by bollox
12 Jun 2013, 15:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482545

Re: Boeing 787 news

Just heard that an ANA scheduled service scrapped cos a RR Trent engine would not start. :o
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rolls-roy ... 59483.html
Is that not the same series of engines used in the Airbus 350?
by bollox
06 Jun 2013, 11:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482545

Re: Boeing 787 news

RoMax, I dont think you understood what I was saying fully.Normally such a box should have a self test mode after installatiom. The installation engineer should have checked the unit for correct functioning before he left. At start up of the bird, the crew should have had a no-go from the battery/ba...
by bollox
05 Jun 2013, 19:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482545

Re: Boeing 787 news

I dont understand how a sensor could be taped over and the plane could take off. Surely pre-flight checks should have shown a sensor anomaly. Was the plane just handed over to JAL? I would have thought Boeing (or subcontractor) must have made a handover test. How and why was the sensor taped over?
by bollox
24 Apr 2013, 20:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482545

Re: Boeing 787 news

I am curious too. What the H+ll will happen if another battery starts smoking despite all the safety changes? :?: 100-200 beautiful birdies grounded? The idea of a venting system means Boeing still fear/think the unthinkable might happen. I read somewhere that the dynamics of Lithium-ion batteries a...
by bollox
08 Apr 2013, 09:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482545

Re: Boeing 787 news

Will the japanese FAA and others accecpt this very short series of certification tests as proof that the lithium batteries wil not self-destruct under some future flight circumstances? I believe that nobody really understands the dynamics/reason for the overheating/smoking/burning of cells. :?: