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Oct 15, 14, 8:20 am
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Views: 4,529
Posted By CLTmech

That depends on whether the person doing the...

That depends on whether the person doing the tampering is mechanically talented enough to just be a nuisance, or think they know enough to actually be dangerous...

:p:D
Oct 14, 14, 8:19 am
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By CLTmech

The 4Gb version should be a good starting point...

The 4Gb version should be a good starting point (and a way to see if he like it...). USB memory sticks can be used to supplement storage if needed, but only up to a 16Gb version due to Microsoft...
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By CLTmech

The club area on D may be intact, but Mesa no...

The club area on D may be intact, but Mesa no longer uses it as a crew room (Have been in a room on E for several years now). Airways/American and Lufthansa may be waiting to see what happens in a...
Sep 28, 14, 7:11 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,918
Posted By CLTmech

I've occasionally seen damage to the nose tires...

I've occasionally seen damage to the nose tires due to improper use of the push tug here in CLT. Guessing IAD may use a towbarless tug that lifts the nose gear off the ground for push. If the ground...
Sep 6, 14, 8:46 am
Replies: 243
Views: 108,412
Posted By CLTmech

If this is a case that is approximately the...

If this is a case that is approximately the standard common size for a carry-on bag that fits in a regular overhead bit (21 inch length for Boeing/Airbus narrowbody bins, IIRC). It most likely will...
Sep 4, 14, 7:31 am
Replies: 243
Views: 108,412
Posted By CLTmech

Yep, same situation for the 2nd batch of planes...

Yep, same situation for the 2nd batch of planes as was with the 1st ones.

The planes come as configured for/by the last operator, and get put on-line in that configuration (depending on the...
Aug 22, 14, 6:11 am
Replies: 925
Views: 654,579
Posted By CLTmech

I have found the A checkpoint to be busy 1st...

I have found the A checkpoint to be busy 1st thing in the mornings with the early departures on A-Concourse on UA/AA/DL and whomever else over on that side now.
Aug 16, 14, 3:40 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 17,310
Posted By CLTmech

An airframe structural repair is not a quick...

An airframe structural repair is not a quick project depending on the extent and location of the damage.

Gain access to the damaged area to map and remove the damaged structures (skin, ribs,...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By CLTmech

Unfortunately the system envisioned for dealing...

Unfortunately the system envisioned for dealing with the FC valet bags on the CRJ700/900 didn't seem to work or last very long after introduced. The FC bags were supposed to go in the fwd cargo bay...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By CLTmech

I can think of only 1 item that would require a...

I can think of only 1 item that would require a high-speed taxi at this point: a crew discrepancy for nose wheel shimmy on take-off or landing. Don't know if this is an issue on the E170/175 series...
Replies: 47
Views: 5,507
Posted By CLTmech

I guess this explains why CLT is seeing the state...

I guess this explains why CLT is seeing the state flag themed airframes a little bit more often these days. The Arizona and Nevada planes were popping in and out of CLT the last few weeks.
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By CLTmech

Jim, Slight revision; Republic has their...

Jim,

Slight revision; Republic has their own maintenance staff in CLT (as do some of the other non-wholly owned express providers). Mainline still gets all the rest of the operation for...
May 5, 14, 10:23 am
Replies: 925
Views: 654,579
Posted By CLTmech

I guess that they didn't get any/very good...

I guess that they didn't get any/very good signage for directions on Old Dowd road coming out from Rental Car road with the road changes. There is a newer bridge just past the fuel farm that replaces...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 28, 14, 11:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,298
Posted By CLTmech

Ok, before we go too far down the wrong track......

Ok, before we go too far down the wrong track... :D ... the hole that you both are referring to is on the inside pane of the window itself, and is for both pressurization and moisture control. You...
Mar 21, 14, 8:33 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,062
Posted By CLTmech

In the different A/C types I have worked on over...

In the different A/C types I have worked on over the years the basic materials have remained the same for the passenger windows. Only real difference is the overall size and thickness of the...
Mar 15, 14, 9:19 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,062
Posted By CLTmech

The outer panes on the windows can be polished to...

The outer panes on the windows can be polished to remove minor scratches and crazing, but it is a bit time-consuming (depending on available tooling). If the scratches get beyond a certain limit (or...
Dec 17, 13, 3:55 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,400
Posted By CLTmech

It all comes down to how their profession (or...

It all comes down to how their profession (or experience and training) deals with tooling and the handling or control thereof. The time critical environment of the airlines these days (whether line...
Dec 15, 13, 12:38 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,400
Posted By CLTmech

This is how certain items are dealt with, even at...

This is how certain items are dealt with, even at the airlines. Specialty test equipment, calibrated tools, and other non-standard items are tracked for location/cal due, or assigned as a kit for...
Dec 10, 13, 8:31 am
Replies: 143
Views: 22,670
Posted By CLTmech

Simple answer is 'yes', but as many have...

Simple answer is 'yes', but as many have mentioned in other posts about this, the average flyer would not necessarily remember how or where to deal with the door if in a dark plane (even though the...
Replies: 34
Views: 8,710
Posted By CLTmech

I could see more -8's to replace the -200s on...

I could see more -8's to replace the -200s on some routes. Don't know if a Q300 or Q400 series would be a better choice on the DHC, but the Q400 would be approaching/equal the seating capacity of the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By CLTmech

As a fill-in lead mechanic I have access to view...

As a fill-in lead mechanic I have access to view the flight plot for our Mesa system flights, and was watching how some of the early flights were on the way and then ended up in GSO, or other spots,...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By CLTmech

CPRich and BoeingBoy pretty much covered the...

CPRich and BoeingBoy pretty much covered the basic issue for CLT yestersday morning. The area of the airport got foggy starting around 6a, and didn't lift until around 9a. There was a point of time...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By CLTmech

Since you say the camera bag fits in an ERJ145,...

Since you say the camera bag fits in an ERJ145, there should be no problem getting it to fit the O/H on the CRJ series. Only real difference is the door hinges up instead of slides down, and there...
Nov 18, 13, 11:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By CLTmech

There was a point in the last couple months that...

There was a point in the last couple months that the interiors were being refurbished, but I can't remember if all the planes were completed (there were issues getting some of the furnishings...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,619
Posted By CLTmech

Sometimes it's hard to see what the envisioned...

Sometimes it's hard to see what the envisioned layout is when trying to compare a presentation slide/page with what is observed in passing where the work is being performed. Maybe my scale is a...
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