JS50557 wrote:Can any technician explain what the inpact of the climate here has on the structure and possible other things of this aircraft?
Thanks in advance.
Well hello, my first post here. I'm a technician working for KLM. No i have no Tristar on my record, but the effect is the same as any other long parked aircraft.
When you do not preform the parking program every week... this will happen:
The whole aicraft needs to be lubricated.... cables, gears, flightcontrols, doors, flaps etc.
The pack's will fail to work usually. The fume in the aicraft is dead, not really but it will smell like dead meat! All the ducts and there couplings and seals are dry, and need to be replaced. The battery of the APU and Aircraft it self will be dead. (like the European, we where not able to get it started only some firework)
All the fluids need to be drained and filled up with new. All the filters need to be replaced, at the engines, hydraulic system, pneumatic, aircosystem.
Then there will be a lot of faults in the avionics because of the dead battery's. All navigation software is out of date. Then there are the door and windowseals that need to be checked, they are so dry and not serviced with some lubricant. There will be a lot of corrosion.
In the fuel tanks, there will be a lot of Funges... so the tanks need to be cleaned with a special liqued, then fly for a while and get it all out, all the fuel filters need to be replaced and samples are needed to check of all the funges is gone. And when the aircraft was parked outside, fuel leaks appeared so a tank entry is needed to fix those leaks.
And i can continue with all the problems there will be....
So 4weeks is verry short.... in my opinion....