This seems surprising that the nacelles aren't production standard at this stage. Is there some special fit up that prevented the design nacelles to be used. With the CADCAM of today I would think it would be ready with the engine. Does anyone have first hand experience with this.
Excerpt from the last paragraph:
"Flight tests on the first GP7200-powered A380 will not use production-standard nacelles. "Aircell still has quite a bit of work to do," adds Hughes. "
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 15648 posts, RR: 100
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW FORUM MODERATOR
This is curious. Unfortunately, I know none of the details on the GP7200 nacelle. With UG, it should have been trivial... Since the first flight is very delayed...
Unfortunately, my rumor mill on both engines TSFC has shut down. So I can't even give insight into either (for now). Note: I'm a propulsion/Combustion engineer, so my rumor mill is usually pretty good... But its quiet right now.
"They did not know it was impossible, so they did it!" - Mark Twain