Maintenance (ICAO test film)
Duration – 03:28
You are going to watch a film about an emergency situation caused by an onboard fire. The duration of the film is about three and a half minutes. After watching the film be ready to discuss it and answer the examiner’s questions.
The maintenance workers at South-west airlines
just getting started.
Tonight they are going to open Boeing 737-700. Almost 40 inspectors
and mechanics are going to spend the night
making sure the plane is fit to fly. To keep
airplanes in peak condition they get more health checks then most passengers.
Passenger planes are examined every time they come to a stock.
This is the “A” check.
A brief walk around inspection turns of the
most obvious problems. The more intensive work is done …….. These are the “B” and “C” checks.
Tonight workers are performing a “C” check.
From start to finish, it can require hundreds
of men-hours of work.
It all has to get finished tonight, so the plane is back fly
in the morning.
It`s a massive challenge because modern jets are made of hundreds and thousands
of individuals pieces.
In 1903 when the Right brothers took their
historic first flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina,
their plane had some of 1500 parts.
A 737 has more than 360 thousand.
“You have to ensure that every one of those
components is doing it`s respective job.
It doesn`t matter how big the part is, a missing
screw can jeopardize the safety of flight.”
Tonight the inspectors discover a tire on
one of the main landing gears is worn out.
They added it to the list of unscheduled maintenance
It has to be replaced before the plane goes back into service.
In Phoenix, Arizona, flight engineers continue the “C” check on the 737. It includes
testing the plane’s rudder.
The rudder is the one of the jet`s most vital control surfaces.
It allows the plane to turn left and right.
A problem here could have terrifying consequences.
It`s 7 a.m. After an 8-hour shift, the maintenance is finished on this “Southern-West airlines” 737.
According to the maintenance reports, the team has conducted 78 unscheduled procedures
and 339 scheduled inspections.
Sometimes we have secured a fact that we fly millions and millions and millions…
people day and a day out without putting in a scranch on even the airplane let alone the people.
This is the most amazing system.
This system depends on
a dedicated team of professionals committed to taking care of this 21st century masterpiece.
Planes so well built that they could fly almost as long as we willing to take care of them.
We’ve learned now how to inspect and maintain these things even rebuild them don’t worry they should have an indefinite
They are built tough and should be able to last forever if they maintained properly.