Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Detached Vertical Stabilizers On Swissair A330s?  
User currently offlineSvenvdm From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Two days ago a german television station (Pro7.de) aired a short report on the American Airlines flight 587 crash last November. Basically they said nothing new.

What was interesting is the fact that they showed a picture of a Swissair A330 with its vertical stabilizer missing saying that Swissair had some problems with the attachments and had Airbus repair all aircraft by installing an extra 2000 rivets on each.

Would anybody like to share some details? Haven't found anything on these forums or on the Internet.

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

I remember that SR had to take all it's A330 out of service for checks at the stabilizer. That must be about two years ago, long before the AA crash. I don't remember when exactly, but it was at a Friday/Saturday. They were chartering aircrafts from other carriers to keep their schedule up.

But this affected all A330-operators, not only SR.

Michael
http://airways.ch


User currently offlineSvenvdm From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Oh I see, I recall the grounding two years ago having to do with damage to the engine pylons thus affecting P&W-powered A330s.

>>But this affected all A330-operators, not only SR.

Does that mean that all A330s in the world fleet had extra rivets fitted to the vertical stabilizer?


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Swissair A330s On Short Haul Routes posted Fri Jul 28 2000 02:53:28 by Jet Setter
Nova Special On Swissair 111 posted Sat Jan 27 2007 00:38:06 by Anzacbat
Number Of CC On AC A330s posted Wed Oct 18 2006 21:26:57 by Lucky727
ATW Award : Impact On Swissair posted Wed Mar 15 2006 17:52:30 by Lsgg
Very Interesting Article On SwissAir 111 posted Tue Feb 18 2003 03:08:09 by CoRocks
Article On NWA A330s posted Fri Jan 17 2003 15:51:45 by N79969
Any News On Swissair? posted Tue Dec 11 2001 08:05:32 by Iwareboy
Latest News On Swissair posted Tue Oct 2 2001 16:32:49 by TR
No Good News On Swissair (again) posted Sun Sep 30 2001 18:32:33 by NoUFO
Swissair A330s Livery.. posted Mon Jun 11 2001 06:58:40 by Baec777