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Winter Servicing
« on: November 04, 2011, 07:50:38 PM »
How long does the winter servicing expect to take to finish once it has started :?:
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 10:15:04 PM »
The Q/A section (linked in the newsletter) answers that one - 4 months from start to finish is expected.

Q: Can you show the phasing of the works on the table of parts too/can you rank the work/urgency of the work with actual dates?

A:  The 2011-12 Winter Service of the XH558 is a “Minor” service and will be phased over the months of November through to February. The work is scheduled in packages depending on the availability of components returning after overhaul. Obviously, the sooner the overhaul work is started, the quicker the “Minor” service will be completed.


So if the money is not in till January, by the time work starts, it could well be late May and several events already missed!
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 04:28:09 PM »
Will we be getting our regular winter service updates from the engineering team this year?
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 04:29:45 PM »
Full details now released in the latest newsletter and off the 'latest news' section of the home page.
http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/284/ ... pdate.html

A good photo section too!
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 08:35:52 AM »
Fantastic set of photos.  She's looking really good.
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 08:31:43 AM »
real shame we are not getting any engineering updates on the forum from the team during this years service, really used to enjoy reading about the goings on, is the forum not loved anymore?
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 09:52:42 AM »
Leslie ;
Could be that either :
A. They're all too busy working  :D
Or :
B. As Lew has already started a "Maintenance" topic { http://www.vulcantothesky.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3493 } , he'll be providing an ongoing photographic update on behalf of the Team.

{ Or maybe it's a combination of A. & B. !!  :lol:  }
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 05:58:08 PM »
I'm just about to put something on now :)
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 10:16:08 AM »
Hi peeps

We are not abandoning you all on the forum, however things have changed.  John has reached the ripe old age  :o  where he can now sit back and relax and just fettle away in his workshop, which only leaves the 4/5 of us working full time on the aircraft.  Also as you know we have now received our Full M5 Maintenance approvals, which means we have full control of the servicing without the assistance of MA.  Basically there are three less engineers physically carrying out the work and we have the responsibility of maintaining all the planning and paperwork.

So as you can now hopefully see we are not abandoning you, just we haven't the time to update you all as much as we would like too.  One final thing I would like to add to this reply is that the management are trying to get as much out to the people as possible and the tool they are using is Facebook and the newsletter (which reaches a far wider audience) and with the help of Lew, a few pictures here and there (perhaps you could add your pictures to this thread Lew so the die hard followers of the forum can see what is going on!).

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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 10:27:12 AM »
Thanks for the info Taff  :D
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 10:31:24 AM »
Thanks Taff, I must admit it's rather frustrating seeing all the eng updates on farcebook and seeing nothing here apart from the standard party line of "you'll have to wait until the newsletter on tues/fri". :)
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 12:24:53 PM »
Thanks Taff, your all doing a great job! :)

I agree - personally I see it as a retrograde step, but I guess we have to be realistic: more supporters are on FB and subscribing to the newsletters than on here and communicating with the masses is probably more important than with the forum die-hards. Shame, but limited resources have to employed to best effect.

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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 01:48:31 PM »
Lewis posted pics this forum: Wednesday evening.
Facebook/ Latest News / Twitter - updated Thursday morning.  


I would clarify that there is no policy, nor will there be, to cut out the forum.

There is no one single person charged with posting here. It has always been as a matter of courtesy/interest, as and when people in the team have had time. This is a discussion area for individuals, a meeting place - not an official channel. Everyone is under severe workload and there is a far wider audience out there who are contributing to the service that these parts simply do not reach. It's the support 'en-mass' that makes it better for everyone.

With the changes Taff has outlined, it was quite clear a slighly different approach needed to be made on reporting the service to you all. Lewis has helped with his 'maintenance' thread as he is outside of the normal team and has already posted ahead of the main article tomorrow. He was asked to fulfil this voluntary role in light of these changes and other plans in place that will be revealed.
 
So, certain privileges/advanced info will still happen as and when people are free to post. In the meantime, you will find a few nice added features available to you from tomorrow.

It's simply easier to ask people to subscribe to these various new channels when so much work has to go in to them - and we send out 'signposts' as soon as possible, rather than rely on what can only be snippets from people on a 'hop and a catch' as their time permits  - or 'edited highlights', which again, take up valuable time - when you might just as well read the full article.
     
The plan is to publish major stories to 'Latest news' on the Home Page, then link through to that or feature on Facebook and Twitter, then do articles off the twice weekly newsletters. These sites also have far easier software and far greater reach as previously discussed. Hosting of photo libraries is one example with FB, where a large collection is available for your browsing. Why repeat files or double post here?

To highlight the problem, our contact reach is:

This forum: 200 regulars?
Web Site: 100,000's
Newsletter: 26,000
Twitter: 11,500
Facebook: 10,900

On reflection, I think the changes will be seen as vast improvement, certainly not retrograde.
Remember the days without Twitter or Facebook????

Regards,
Ian
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Re: Winter Servicing
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 03:00:15 PM »
Of course you have remembered those of us who are not allowed to access Farcebook and Titter - So please continue to post on the forum.
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