Tag: Aircraft Familiarization

New Technologies, New Questions Cutting into a composite fuselage

With new technologies comes new questions especially in the firefighting world.  In 2011 Boeing delivered the first 787 to ANA (ALL Nippon Airways) introducing to the world the first commercial aircraft in which major structural elements are made of composite materials rather than aluminum alloys.  787s are flying into international and U.S. airports frequently now, […]

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Boeing 787 – Doors and Brakes By John McLoughlin

Presently, I am in training on the B-787. There are a number of features on this aircraft that are unique improvements. A few of these are worth mentioning, elaborating on their function, and discussing their significance as they relate to ARFF crews. The B-787 uses electrical systems more than any other transport category aircraft I […]

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Throttles, Bottles, and Batteries… By: David Brinton, ARFF, AMF and Paul Harding, Captain, ARFF, AMF

Throttles, Bottles, Batteries. Pressurized or not pressurized? What type of fuel, how much? Is there a way to extinguish an auxiliary power unit (APU) fire easily? How do we access different sections of the aircraft? Friendly doors, unfriendly doors, how do the over wing exits work? Is there a slide involved that will knock me […]

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