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Vietnamese Airlines To Check Skids On Airbuses  
User currently offlineThatplaneguy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 82 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3441 times:


I read this article about VN having to do some maintenance on 4 of their Airbuses. Im assuming they refer to their A320s. The article mentions 1 other aircraft operated by Pacific Airlines.

If anyone can shed any light what "skids" are on these aircraft and which other airlines also have to do these checks and repairs which apparently have been recommended by Airbus themselves.

What does the check and repair involve?

Its about the airlines and the planes they fly
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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6290 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

"There is no content for this article."


I suspect it's the tail skids, but not being able to read the article, I don't really know.
I haven't heard of anything like this from anywhere else, though... hmmm.

User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

I can't call up the article either. But there is an on-going problem with the 'Anti-Skid' system on A320s (malfunction that sometimes leads to loss of braking after touchdown) which has been under investigation for some time; maybe it's to do with that:-


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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 10808 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting NAV20 (Reply 2):
But there is an on-going problem with the 'Anti-Skid' system on A320s (malfunction that sometimes leads to loss of braking after touchdown) which has been under investigation for some time; maybe it's to do with that:-

Please NAV20, can you please educate us all on this "on-going problem", and what is your experience again with either flying or maintaining Airbus aircraft that make you sooooooooooooooo familiar with the systems ?

The article you linked has major CRM, SOP and systems knowledge deficiencies, if you cannot recognise that, please refrain from posting further on the topic.

FYI, "Loss of braking" is a memory item recall which should be automatic for the crew, not fumbling around trying to work out what to do low on finals, go around and sort it out, and in such cases, believe it or not, there are also standard calls.

BTW the problem at VN is corrosion, not the anti-skid system, you have jumped to a baseless conclusion from an article that has been translated into English. More of an indication of their maintenace procedures than anything else.

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