Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 19 Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 247 times:
It's been a few months now since the AF disaster at CDG. Have the French figured out (as have the rest of us) that FOD on the uninspected runway was the likely cause? And when will it fly again? What about the BA bird?
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A student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 221 times:
Last thing I have heard: The French investigation is still dragging on, so BA does not want to wait for AF to be allowed to fly its Concorde's again. The CAA (British FAA) is about to allow Concorde to fly again, BA is expecting to use them next summer on the usual LHR-JFK route.
Flyboy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 214 times:
Last time I heard, the concorde won't fly again until about next May...they still have to wait and see what comes out of the French report. I also heard they may have to change the types of wheels on the rear bogies of the aircraft so that they will not burst on takeoff...not sure though, that was just a rumour I heard a little while ago. I hope to see them flying again soon...they only have a couple more years in the air anyway with the Type III noise regulations comin into play, almost the end of an era I think...Boeing should get going on the SST.
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1785 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 204 times:
Yes, I've heard BA is going to resume SST service but after they modify the aircraft. The point was that they are not going to wait for French investigation and will decide themselves what the modifications should be.
"French investigation is still dragging on" - yes, but why? Didn't they see something not desirable to be uncovered? What if not tire pieces but water deflector pieces punctured the wing? And AF, unlike BA, didn't modify the part? Pure speculation, of course, but this is the first thing to happen when there is no information...