4 weeks in Mexico City

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4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby thabo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:05 pm

My company is outsourcing conversion work on 763's to Mexico.

I will be traveling there in the next few weeks for about a month in order to provide engineering support and training.

Will be staying in the historic part of town at the Hilton reforma.

Anyone have advice for me re places I must ensure I get to see or tourist traps I must stay away from?

I will make sure to speak to locals I know there about the dangerous parts of town so that I know what to avoid and I'll keep my wits about me whenever out and about, but would like to hear if anyone here has anything you add

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:01 pm

Sounds like interesting work Thabo. What exactly is to be done on the 763's?

Regarding advice on where to go etc, I wouldn't have a clue but could probably hazard a guess that our well-travelled forum member in the form of the Great Dane(ish) might well have some suggestions as I reckon he has been there :thinking:

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby thabo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:25 am

The plane is gutted - all floor beams from cockpit entry to backside of the plane are replaced, seat tracks replaced and new added, cargo door on left side, (if there is a #2 fwd door they are replaced with regular structure), cargo loading system installed, new systems installed for ecs and fire suppression, new toilet, 9g barrier / smoke wall added behind door #1 and a few other things.

It will take a good few months to do all the work.

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:47 am

Interesting work as usual. Be safe down there :eyebrows:

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby great dane » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:56 pm

Sounds cool, would obviously appreciate some MEX pics if possible :thumbsup1:

Bell 407 wrote:the Great Dane(ish) might well have some suggestions as I reckon he has been there :thinking:

Sadly not, San Diego is the closest I have ever been to Mexico :Don't Like:

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby Bell 407 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:44 am

Thabo, how go the plans for the Mexico trip?

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby happyskipper » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:07 am

¿Dónde está el tequila?

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby thabo » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:24 am

Bell 407 wrote:Thabo, how go the plans for the Mexico trip?


trip has been postponed by a few weeks - project (like all engineering projects) is slipping a bit which meant that the rescheduled dates would clash with family responsibilities so we are sending a coworker in my place and i'm scheduled to go at end of aug

happyskipper wrote:¿Dónde está el tequila?


i'll have to look for some which is kosher before i can answer that

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby Bell 407 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:28 am

Any update on this project Thabo?

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby thabo » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:07 am

Bell 407 wrote:Any update on this project Thabo?


The project is moving ahead but they seem to be managing without liaison engineers on site. We are supporting them from here.

If I need to head out there i'll update.

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby thabo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:25 am

Actually, quite glad I'm not not in Mexico right now

This is what the hotel looks like now

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Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

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Postby Bell 407 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:58 am

Oh dear :stupid4:

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Postby Raffles » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 pm

:yikes: Maybe better do do telework :bingo:


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