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  1. Thanks and good call. I just found that out as well. STC SH96-34. Good for reference just in case anyone wants to buy a deluxe kit like this for their machine.
  2. Thanks Birdman. I talked to Pete. he says he thinks he's seen it before but doesn't have a clue. I also bugged a couple of other guys at Airbus. I also emailed Dart and AAI to see if it was some obsolete kit.I haven't heard back yet. Thanks again. JR
  3. Hi all, I am in the process of trying to export this AS350 B2 but nowhere in the aircraft records does it say whose shoulder harness installation this is? Even the guys who re-webbed the belts don't know. Please let me know if you have any idea whose kit this might be. Only visible P/N is 700236-1. Thanks in advance. JR
  4. No licensed guy is making that little at CHL. Maybe with a brand new license and zero type courses...
  5. That's the word on the street but nothing official yet.
  6. I was talking with one of the senior training pilots for this same company. I was actually a little surprised to learn that they train full-on autos all the time. I assumed they didn't. I'm not a pilot but I know from working with plenty that each to a man feels better knowing they can take the machine safely right to the ground when an engine packs it in. Good on any operator who decides to take on a bit of extra financial risk to possibly save lives and equipment later on.
  7. The contract was written for the 429. Airbus didn't have a machine that met the specs the way it was written. I'm not sure their bid would even be accepted if it didn't meet the bid criteria. This happens all the time. A contract is written to exclude an operator, aircraft type etc.
  8. Those wages can't be right. We've had guys that are contractors there saying they are making $50/Hour. You are right Ray - if the fulltime AME's are making half that (which I doubt) - I'd expect some job action too. I suspect the info on Glassdoor is incorrect....or hope it is. :shock:
  9. Best wishes to all families and friends of those who were lost in this accident. Very sorry to hear this news. Everyone please fly and wrench safely.
  10. Same here across the airport. Swamped is right. ...5 more machines arriving by boat or truck in the next 30 days. Hope you get some time off to spend with your family Ray.
  11. I talked to them - sounds like only about $700.00 less per strap. They hope to increase its airworthiness limitation in the future. Not much savings there yet....and hopefully no AD coming down to change anything as far as the life limit goes. I was hoping they would offer a bit more for less but every little bit helps I guess.
  12. What the heck was a twinstar doing out on seismic? Short trips and no bags? ;-) Must have been water or a weird client requirement. Everything Ray says about the twin is pretty much right. Airframe is pretty much all AS350 so it`s nice that way. The electrical...well it`s like an old AS350 x 2. The newer 355N and NP have a bit better luck that way but the old F1`s especially - expect some electrical issues. The main mod to get (as with any 350 355) is to get tha crappy switch panel tossed and replaced with toggle switches. Even the new variety in the 355NP and 350B3 are total garba
  13. Depends on what your customers need more. Some aircraft don't have the option for any mods that improve lift so avionics are certainly a universal option. I like aircraft have the the right amount of jam right out of the box (i.e. I'll take an AS350B3 over an AS350FX2). Make the changes that will make you money. If you travel light and can sell an upgraded avionics package to get an advantage go for it. Of course I am assuming this is a commercial aircraft otherwise lift would probably not be a concern.
  14. This year was pretty crappy for most operators - so no I'd say recovery is still very much a work in progress.
  15. That IS pretty badass. Brings new meaning to "Flight Engineer"
  16. Hellz yeah we are dedicated! Just the other day I swapped out a main rotor pitch link in flight....the rod end bearings were just approaching wear limits but I wanted to be proactive. Yeah that's how we roll.
  17. Why is a little humor a problem? Nobody died and it's hard all over for a lot of rotary wing people. I guess it'd be better if we all beat the dead horse and insulted the companies a little more eh? OR you could go get a delicious Melona icy treat or substandard traditional popsicle and try your best to enjoy the day a bit.....your call. PS - I grew up in Edmonton and we had these gigantic popsicles called Eski Pops. You could suck all the flavour and color right out of it and still be left with a piece of ice as big as when you just unwrapped it....wonder if they still flog
  18. The end of an era here I think. Sad news.
  19. LOL....Effin right. Eat one of the melon ones and get back to me. All this holier-than-thou-popsicle-guy thing is based on my last three months of inhaling these things like they were going out of style. Solid science to be sure. Half our maintenance staff eats them now. If I was starving in a desert or maybe in some Turkish prison and the Dickee-Dee ice cream dude rode by I might slum it and eat one of your regular popsicles but until then I remain firmly atop my high horse snacking on delicious icy treats that blow the doors off your traditional "popsicles". Yeah who's laughing now
  20. You make a strong argument but I respectfully tell all you popsicle know-it-alls to pull yer collective heads out of your as*es and behold the truth of popsicle awesomeness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melona They come in four flavors: Melon, Mango, Banana and Strawberry. I like melon the best but Banana is great. Mango is my least favorite and Strawberry hasn't had its existence confirmed at all....yet. Inhale as many of these as you can as soon as you can.
  21. From AEC Tech Club: (See para. 7) 350 B2 NR- NG -NP ACCURACY CHECK FUEL CONTROL STATIC DROOP CHECK A- PURPOSE: TO PROVIDE TWO METHODS OF CHECKING THE ACCURACY OF THE NR-NG-NP INDICATION USING A 80 SERIES FLUKE METER.(recall an accutach can also be used to read NR) (B2 N.G. indicator can be used for the static droop check if you do not want to splice into the N.G. system.)(the splice would be for checking the accuracy of the N.G.tach generator only.) METHOD 1 1- PERMENANTLY SPLICE INTO THE INDICATOR WIRES BEHIND THE DASH AS SHOWN ON THE ATTACHED
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