Saturday, October 17, 2009

A taste of Working Life

Inside 'torque box'.

Change Hangar and Line again,we have been changing from one place to the other for 2 times already . Now I am at MAS hangar 3 Line 8 , currently there is a third party aircraft with the registration num G-MKBA which is belongs to MK airlines in UK .

MK Airlines is a cargo airline registered in the United Kingdom and providing worldwide freight operations. Its main base is Ostend-Bruges International Airport, Belgium, with hubs at Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, Kent International Airport, Kotoka International Airport, Accra and OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.[1]. Other routes operated by MK Airlines Ltd include, MFM (Macau), LFW (LOME) and ALA (Alamaty).

It operates services throughout the world linking Africa and the rest of the world. MK Airlines' Commercial, Flight and Ground Operations, Technical, Finance and Administration teams are all based at their UK base in Upper Hartfield, East Sussex.

MK Airlines Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.

Aft and Bulk cargo compartment of B747-200.

This aircraft is undergoing C check .I was assigned at Aft Cargo Compartment (from STA1480 )and Bulk cargo Compartment ( till STA2100 ), (ATA Chapter 25 , 53) . Although the place is confined and always hot inside as though you are in a sauna room. Hahaha that means I did sauna for a week ,Non Stop Em emm..

I always equipped myself with barrier cream , latex ,cotton gloves , ear butt , mask before I start work in the morning . The break time is kind of short if I compared to the usual time given in my training school.

In my zone, we need to open the floor panel (hold the floor), remove,install the actuator(control the movement in the cargo container using the automated system) ,remove, install Blanket (the blanket is made from fibre glass which can reduce the weight of the aircraft and protect the wall,floor).


AMM=Aircraft Maintenance Manual

C check= This is performed approximately every 12–18 months or a specific amount of actual Flight Hours(FH) as defined by the manufacturer. This maintenance check puts the aircraft out of service and requires plenty of space - usually at a hangar at a maintenance base. The schedule of occurrence has many factors and components as has been described, and thus varies by aircraft category and type.

Aircraft registration num
= An aircraft registration is a unique alphanumeric string that identifies an aircraft, in similar fashion to a licence plate on an automobile .
G , stand for UK registration. 9M , stand for Malaysia registration.

Blankets already 'sticked onto the metal parts.

Climbed inside the ‘torque box’.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Basic Stew Recipe + Mash Topping

Basic Stew

I stumbled upon a piece of recipe from a book from Jamie Oliver (Ministry of Food ) . The way of cooking is somehow similar with the vegetarian Shepherd Pie (see at the end of the entry).

Here are the ingredients :

2 stick of celery
2 medium onions
2 carrots
2 tomatoes
olive oil
6 tablespoons of tomato puree ( Spaghetti 's sauce also applicable)

(Chicken and White wine)
5 stalks of Thyme fresh leaves (from Tesco's vegetable section)
300 g mined Chicken
7 tablespoon of White wine

-Preheat oven to 350 F/180C
-Trim the ends off celery and roughly chop the sticks
-Peel and roughly chop the onions
-Peel carrots, slice lengthways and roughly chop
-Roughly cut tomatoes
-Put a pot on medium heat
-Put all vegetables and your chosen herb into the pan with 2 lugs of olive oil ,fry for 10 minutes.
- Put few grinds of pepper and salt sparingly .
-Add a splash of water if it looks a bit dry .
- Remove the stalks of herbs .

For your mash topping:
2 palm size potatoes
3 tablespoon of butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper
a sprig of fresh thyme

-Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
-Peel the potatoes ,cut them in half and boil for 10 minutes.
-Drain in colander and return them to the pan.
-Add butter and pinch of salt and pepper.
-Mash until smooth and creamy .

-Roughly top the stew with the mashed potato-don't worry about it being smooth and even .
-Pick a few thyme leaves off the stalk and lightly push into the potato.
-Cook in oven for 25 minutes .

Previously,I have tried

Vegetarian style Shepherd Pie
I have made a vegetarian style of Shepherd Pie from a very simple ingredients .

Baked Mushroom with Mince Meat

I remember once when I watched a TV show , the host was demonstrating the ways to cook some small and easy stuff for teatime .

Here are the ingredients:
200 g of chicken meat
3 tablespoon of leas and perin sauce
8 fresh white button mushrooms
1 tablespoon of butter
2 diced 5 cm long carrot

-Preheat oven to 350 F/180C
-Make 8 fifty cents coin size meatballs with a mix of leas and perin sauce.
-Apply butter on the mushroom and bake for 5 minutes .Drain excess water away on tray.

- Flip the mushrooms over.

-Insert the meat on top of the mushrooms.Carrot is put between meat and mushroom.
-Bake for 10 minutes .