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).


Glossary:
STA=station

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’.

3 comments:

Lyan.H said...

Very Tough job. Take care

谢振凌|사진릉 said...

Your suit look like our isolation suits which we are required if we work in isolation ward...
Haha...

WL said...

Lyan.H- I will ,thx.

C.L.-Oh really? ;)