Date: 09 Dec 97 03:54:25 From: jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> Organization: VTL References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
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Exiled Expat wrote: > The 777 APU is the first commercial aircraft that I know of that now has > electrical heating pads installed onto the APU Gearbox assy which is heated > at all times that there is AC power on the aircraft to ensure better colld > temperature starts. Out of curiosity, do the aircraft used by Canadian North (CP) and First Air (7F) that serve the high arctic have any provision for starting their APUs in gournd conditions that are not that far off from flying at altitude ? CP has 737-200 Combis with the gravel runways modifications. 7F has 727 combis. (I assume they also have the gravel runway mods). Is it true that in the very cold days, the planes land at Resolute and leave one engine running while pax and cargo and loaded/unloaded on the other side? While techically not ETOPS flights, are these planes given ETOPS-like maintenance etc because of the potentially harsh environment they must operate under ? Also, if all the airports between Yellowknife and Resolute are in a severe storm condition, but both Yellowknife and YRB are clear, can they still operate these planes ?