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Turbine ignition3/7/2010Herb Adams
  Q: Could you please just briefly and simply explain to me how a turbine works? How it is ignited and ...
  A: The turbine engine is essentially a heat engine using air as a working fluid. Much like the ...
Indian licence acceptable in canada2/17/2010Dave
  Q: Respected Sir, I am holding a Aircraft Maintence Engineers licence (ICAO Type II) for 737 and ATR ...
  A: To determine the acceptance of your license you'll have to meet the requirements set out in CAR 566 ...
Used Parts2/3/2010Dave
  Q: What exactly are the requirements for reusing aircraft parts from a crashed plane? Things like ...
  A: If you look at CAR 571.08, 09 and 571.13 I think its pretty clear, (Especially in the Information ...
radio altimeter1/13/2010Dave
  Q: 1)why two airoplanes at different altitudes pick up each other's sgnal and give a misleading ...
  A: 1)In simple terms they don't. Each radio altimeter is specifically coded to recognize only its own ...
request some career guidence12/31/2009Herb Adams
  Q: Im Sahitya.Ive completed B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering.Ive been planning to do Masters of ...
  A: Sahitya, Not knowing much of your local circumstances, from here in the U S of A this looks ...
anti-flail device10/21/2009Slobodan Oravec
  Q: I am currently undertaking an engineering project for my degree for the British military. i am ...
  A: In my opinion answer to your question lies within stress properties that were design in the original ...
Fleet Technical management9/17/2009Dave
  Q: I would like to know more about the benefits of having a dedicated Fleet Technical Management ...
  A: While it's true that as an air operator having your own employees perform the FTM duties would be ...
emerging technologies8/25/2009Herb Adams
  Q: I am Jayabharat, an undergraduate aeronautical engineering student. What are the emerging ...
  A: Technologies were developing as far back as the year 1783 when Joseph and Etieane Montolfier ...
Maintenance8/21/2009Dave
  Q: How many A&P mechanics I need to perform overnight maintenance and all A services on a 737-300 that ...
  A: At 50 hrs a week or 7 hrs a day, you'll need at least one person every day for routine items. ...
Colour Blind8/3/2009Herb Adams
  Q: I am colour blind and I wanna work n the aviation industry as an aircraft technician (composite ...
  A: Eye examinations are a individual company requirement, airline or non airline. Usually they are ...
Colour Blind8/3/2009Slobodan Oravec
  Q: I am colour blind and I wanna work n the aviation industry as an aircraft technician (composite ...
  A: I am unable to answer your question with 100% confidence but this is what I can tell you. In Canada ...
speaking of blade seals8/1/2009Herb Adams
  Q: would this be a blade seal for a wheel well? <img ...
  A: Very unusual for anything to fall off a Boeing aircraft in flight. Each main gear consists of ...
Non Destructive Testing6/9/2009Herb Adams
  Q: I apologies in advance should this question be aimed at another individual. Q) What is "Holiday ...
  A: This is a new term to me also. All airlines have special names that developed over the years, ...
want career guidance6/1/2009Herb Adams
  Q: kadhar basha iam from chennai,i completed my AME course in (mechanical stream)from HINDUSTAN ...
  A: Kadhar, You appear to have excellent training in the aviation field and hopefully you have the ...
Flap track fairings3/23/2009Herb Adams
  Q: A friend recently flew on an NZ B733 and noticed that during approach/landing a small forward-facing ...
  A: Interesting observation. You probably don't know what series 737 this was, i.e. -100, -200, -300, ...
Maintenance Schedule3/1/2009Dave
  Q: Could you please explain to me how the maintenance schedule of a Large Prototype transport aircraft ...
  A: That's quite a question. In fact there are books about it with various opinions on the subject. ...
conversion of A.M.E license2/28/2009Dave
  Q: Respected Sir, As the Indian aviation is not doing so good,sadly,is there a way we can be a part of ...
  A: I assume you mean within the aviation maintenance industry. If so you could try any of the American ...
B-737 windshield cracks2/23/2009Herb Adams
  Q: Is it possible to dispatch a 737 with cracked windshield? Are rules the same for L&R1 vs L&R2 ??
  A: No cracks allowed (in the glass pane). A maintenance ferry under reduced conditions sometimes ...
Liability Insurance11/24/2008Herb Adams
  Q: USArways would like me to engage in an on call maintenance situation at RIC Int'l Airport, my latest ...
  A: This is a area where I have no direct experience. However I have observed over the past few ...
MRO9/13/2008Dave
  Q: I write a dissertation about the challenges of the aerospace companies nowadays. I developed my work ...
  A: Q/1 There are many countries emerging in the Aerospace industry. China and Brazil to name a few. ...
Nav light switch8/6/2008Matt Leonard
  Q: I have a Piper Colt PA 22-108 and my nav light switch went bad This is the type that first turn to ...
  A: First I would check to be sure that the switch is actually bad. You will need to access the ...
Aircraft maintenance7/9/2008Slobodan Oravec
  Q: A new airlines is searching for a maintenance manager. They are working with Boeing planes 737-300 ...
  A: Interesting question... Maintenance organization manager can be quite stressfull position. There ...
problem in navigation system6/10/2008Dave
  Q: How is the maintenance option on the navigation page on the MCDU can be used to detect and solve ...
  A: The MCDU contains literally 1000's of maintenance functions and indications. It is an important tool ...
field flashing on a portable generator4/1/2008Matt Leonard
  Q: I have 120v home generator (output 4000 watts) that has been idle for over 10 years. After a simple ...
  A: John, First sorry it took me so long to get back to you. If you haven't already proceeded with your ...
Newer technologies used in aircraft maintenance3/9/2008Dave
  Q: Just a quick question. I was wondering if you could tell me what new technologies are being used in ...
  A: Well Steff that's a lot more than a quick question!!!, There are many ways technology has changed ...
composite repairs to matal structures2/26/2008Slobodan Oravec
  Q: Is it feasible to repair aluminium structure with composite materials? Would it work on heavily ...
  A: Interesting question. First of all, my experience and expertise lies within aviation field and I ...
Aviation Product Liability Insurance1/30/2008Herb Adams
  Q: Herb, I asked you a question back in November about a product I have developed for aviation ...
  A: Since the beginning of aviation, devices have continued to be developed to aid aircraft safety ...
delam12/31/2007Slobodan Oravec
  Q: Oravec. I have an old WWII fiberglass radar dome that has a few spots where it is coming ...
  A: Most important thing about repairing radar domes/radomes is to keep specific weight of repair ...
B737 & B767 Maintenance Schedule12/19/2007Dave
  Q: I am about to start an all-cargo airline company and currently compiling data for input to my ...
  A: Maintenance schedules are established by the operator and approved by their regulator. As such they ...
Aircraft mechanic11/30/2007Slobodan Oravec
  Q: im in 12th grade right now and am trying to explore and new career. Is Aviation Maintenance the same ...
  A: aircraft mechanic, or also known as aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) is a title describing person ...
career????/11/14/2007Slobodan Oravec
  Q: iam doing my bachlor's first year in aerospace engineering in malaysia american degree programme. so ...
  A: Myself I am not an engineer, however I work with many. There are Mechanical engineers working at ...
wing flap dimension11/4/2007Herb Adams
  Q: I am working on a product to cover the corner of the wing flap in the lowered positon during ...
  A: I presently do not have access to measure flaps at this time, Suggest you contact Boeing at ...
generator polarization10/19/2007Matt Leonard
  Q: Can you explain to me how a generator's polarization works and what effects it may have on a ...
  A: There are two different kinds of generators the first type is a permanent magnetic generator or PMG. ...
b737 Maintenance Requirements10/2/2007Herb Adams
  Q: Mr. Adams My company is considering the purchase of a 737-200, perhaps one of SWA's old ones, to use ...
  A: The maintenance requirements will depend on several factors such as - how the aircraft will be ...
what do you use an hour meter for?8/27/2007Dave
  Q: We have an hourmeter on the forklift at work, and I think they use them on everything from ...
  A: David An hourmeter is used on small aircraft to provide an accurate indication of engine utilization ...
open gear casing5/20/2007Herb Adams
  Q: I live nearby Schiphol (Amsterdam, Holland) and always sea the planes lineup to land on runway 06. I ...
  A: Wind tunnel tests back at Boeing in the late 1950's showed that noise and drag during takeoff and ...
emerging technologies4/26/2007Herb Adams
  Q: what emerging technology will have the biggest effect on aircraft maintenance(positive or negative)?
  A: sorry about the delay, I'm still doing recovery work in New Orleans. Well the biggest change in ...
transitors4/8/2007Matt Leonard
  Q: Sorry if this is weird question but i don't quite understand the function of a transistor in a ...
  A: Something has to be done with the extra power that is not going to the lights. Electricity has to be ...
email address needed2/21/2007Herb Adams
  Q: Greetings from Sunny California, Thanks again for agreeing to participate in my dissertation ...
  A: I can be contacted at b737guru@hotmail.com. I am happy to participate, however note that my ...
Needed Experts to participate in a research project2/7/2007Herb Adams
  Q: I am a doctoral student at the university of LaVerne, CA. I need experts such as your self to ...
  A: To answer theIs implementation of the new or emerging technologies feasible? Lets go back to the ...

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