ATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 18065 times:
What's going on with the FRA flight then? I'm assuming since the A330 winglet was all that was damaged they will have the aircraft up and running soon? I don't think US has a ton of long haul aircraft just sitting around to take up the flight the A330 is missing....
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 17931 times:
Quoting ATLFlyer323 (Reply 4): What's going on with the FRA flight then? I'm assuming since the A330 winglet was all that was damaged they will have the aircraft up and running soon? I don't think US has a ton of long haul aircraft just sitting around to take up the flight the A330 is missing....
CLT-FRA canceled as well.
MTX-FLIGHT CANCELED DUE TO AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
borax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13514 times:
Quoting ATLFlyer323 (Reply 4): I'm assuming since the A330 winglet was all that was damaged they will have the aircraft up and running soon?
Normally a case of taking the winglet off and speed-taping the end of the wing - job done. So long as the winglet is only damaged and there was no deeper damage the the rest of the jet. Also recalculate the flight plan for a fuel penalty due to the missing winglet.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12362 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12051 times:
The rudder on the A-321 will need to be changed, that is a big job as the replacement, and the tail fin will need to be closely rebalanced. Any pictures of the damage to the A-330? Do we know the tail numbers involved yet?
I would guess the pilot's union would be involved in the investigation?
Max777geek From Italy, joined Mar 2007, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 9767 times:
Quoting bond007 (Reply 2): Nothing is "Minor" when an aircraft hits something, even on the ground, especially when it hits another one!
Im not sure there is a set of definitions for this, anyhow if with "minor" you can group damages like scratches you can tape, just like anything will not put the airplane out of service, this one doesn't look minor at all to me...
maddog888 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8168 times:
Quoting Numero4 (Reply 21): Quoting Goblin211 (Reply 19):
Was it a result of Air traffic control error?
Sounds more like ground traffic control error to me
Where does the responsibility lie for something like this? I assume if the plane is unhooked and freely taxiing even around the gates it is the captain's problem. However if the plane is still hooked up on pushback is it the responsibilty of the ground crew or shared with the captain or still all the captain's problem? If it is the ground crew, is it the tug driver or one of the walkers?
(As you can see I know very little of the protocol. I just know that I see alot of people with batons when planes are near the gates and assumed that they were there to stop this sort of thing. I am assuming that this happened in the gate area and not at some remote parking stand or taxiway as I would consider that more worrying. Either way I assume someone is going to have a very bad day very soon explaining to management how it could happen.)
PS: pity it wasn't an RJ, the wing would probably have gone clean over the top
[Edited 2010-06-06 12:34:28]
: What kind of composite is a typical Airbus rudder made from? The E-jets are still around 33 feet tall (but then again, they're also shorter)
: sorry my bad. I've just come off 2 CRJ200 flights and I was thinking of them. off topic: man do those little babies like to zip around the airport at
: No, that wasn't the plane... A/C 195 at B11 took out 705 to PHX. I would know... I was on it. Small world indeed! Yikes.... I saw 277 push, it blocke
: What if the 321 wasn't right on the block at the gate? That could easily put its tail into the active taxiway. I've seen instances in PHX where an RJ
: The A330 had already pushed and was taxiing out. I can say that for certain - I saw it push and leave under its own power. The news reports suggest t