HMUcfm56 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13680 times:
I wonder that it has not been posted yet (or I didn't find the thread)
The A380 was a "special guest" at the Hamburg Airport Days this weekend. The big bird arrived yesterday and was scheduled to leave today at 4:45 pm. After 45 minutes the A380 got pushed back to Lufthansa Technik.
Cause is a hydraulic leak at on of the center landing gears.
Rumours say it won't leave until tuesday.
Stickers From South Africa, joined Sep 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 13258 times:
Its the test plane. These things happen, its just that everyone's so nervous about the A380 because of the delays, but there shouldn't be any undue concern just yet, so far its just something minor that the mechanics will fix. Lets hope it stays that way. I don't think Singapore or any other customers need worry.
(Of course, i haven't spent millions on it, nor am i an engineer either. )
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13085 times:
Yawn! The WhaleJet is the first airliner to go from 3000psi hydraulics to 5000psi hydraulics. It's not surprising that there are some kinks to work out with the hydraulics. I wouldn't worry about it. France probably has the best hydraulics engineers in the world.
M27 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5603 times:
Just a question. It seems I read two or three years ago that Airbus guarenteed a 99% in service availability at EIS. Does anyone know any more details of that, and what implications are involved if that is not accomplished?
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15363 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4415 times:
Quoting M27 (Reply 19): Just a question. It seems I read two or three years ago that Airbus guarenteed a 99% in service availability at EIS. Does anyone know any more details of that, and what implications are involved if that is not accomplished?
...I think they will be hitting those numbers......
Besides the wiring imbroglio, ostensibly it seems as if everything is going "according to plan"....
Actually i think you have to be a member of the association to fly with them (Swiss rules). I was one of the lucky ones to get on the Sunday sightseeing flight. 1 hour and 20 minutes on a great plane with some great views. What a spectacular weekend. Seeing so many great planes. And not only flying with the Connie, but also flying from Norway and back on a DC3.
Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.