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A380 Emergency Slides/Rafts  
User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Im just wondering what (is meant to) happen with the upper deck when there is a water landing with the A388? I know with the 744 you arent meant to use the upper deck exits how will airbus address this.

btw way before all the smart..... answer i know if there is a crash landing there is little chance the rafts will be used


I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Jerome K Jerome
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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

comming from the top will seem like a water slide at a water park  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Go big or go home
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

"comming from the top will seem like a water slide at a water park"
Those guys at airbus sure do know how to make a crash fun... I can't wait!

-174thfwff


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

HAHA!!

Headline:
"Crash site where 249 died now playground"


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Someone posted some pics of the emergency slides of the A380 a while ago on this forum, it was quite crazy.

User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

What i am interested in is what are they going to do for the passengers on the upper deck for rafts. Most AC slides turn into rafts, on the 744 the UD passengers have to go downstairs.


I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Jerome K Jerome
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

I think there was a quote from a CAA top-brass in Flight International which said something to the effect of "I'd have to have my @rse on fire before I'd slide down it."

User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1913 times:


In case of a crash landing, your ass probably _will_ be on fire.



User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

I remember reading somewhere that the reason they couldn't have the top deck all the way along the 747 was due to the emergency exit situations etc. How has this been overcome by Airbus for the 380?

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

I'm sure they'll find a way to satisfy CAA and FAA.

It is interesting to note that Airbus has chosen not to push the evacuation certification beyond 550 pax at this point.

Likely this is what is holding any Japanese carrier from seriously considering a domestic model (?)

Source is both Flight International and AW&ST.


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1830 times:


Perhaps Airbus also wants to prevent the airlines from cramming the plane full of seats. They quote a similar motive in deciding the diameter of their planes - so airlines wouldn't be tempted to put 2-3-2 seating in business class.

This doesn't sound very market-oriented at first glance, but perhaps they're thinking of it as an investment in their brand.





User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

It can, however, accomodate 3-5-3 with 17" aisles on the main deck.
That's pretty scary.


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