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A340-600..A Quality Product  
User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 467 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Airbus have announced that the first 3 Virgin and first 2 Cathay A340-600 aircraft will require the centre landing gear to be removed before 280cycles due to cracking already being found.

280cycles. Guess there cannot be many left on the 1st VS aircraft.

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User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

What a crack-up !! Big grin

'949


User currently offlineMD-11 forever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

@N949WP

Funny, isn't it? I recommend you to have a look at the issued AD and SB's on Boieing planes. Those findings are "routine" in the airliner maintenance business........ I could tell you stories out of my daily work, that would turn you into a person that never again steps into an airplane........

No real "quality issue" believe me!

Cheers, Thomas


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

New aircraft often have teething problems. The 747 when it was first introduced was a mess. And lets not even talk about the infamous cargo door problems of the DC-10.

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

Hey, Thomas, lighten up!! I could use a little crack-up myself, being on the 13th straight hour at the office.

'949


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2554 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Not to stir up anything here, but these are not things that should be used in a A vs B war. Both had and still have their share. A is still trying to explain why they didn't screw up on a not to be named composite tail, while B [former M] is trying to explain why it said it was OK to extend the inspection intervals for some not to be named horizontal jackscrews . . .

Ironic, the example mentioned by the thread starter proves that the aviation safety procedures actually worked, and that everything is being done to maintain safety levels as high as possible.

Kind regards,
PW100



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User currently offlineBoeing777311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

should have bought boeing....

but any ways is this a time and cost absorbing check up and will this become routine?

boeing777311


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

N949WP, As they always say, If it Cracks up, it ought to be in Crack ups. Why don't you take a crack at the investigation, and see what you find  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Reading this is somewhat disconcerting; after all, the A340-600 prototype went through some pretty amazing landing gear tests. Why is it Ilyushin has never had any problems with the centre main gear on the IL-86 or IL-96?

User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

I have to say that the A346 is a nice looking plane but I just dont like Airbus.

B O E I N G 744 all the way


User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

"Why is it Ilyushin has never had any problems with the centre main gear on the IL-86 or IL-96?"

Because all their resources were put into fixing the problem of uncontained engine failures on the IL-62.



buhh bye
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6327 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1059 times:

And from the title of the post I thoght perhaps this would be an intelligent, serious post. I was wrong again. I do understand those that responded jokingly and I have a preference to Boeing myself but all airliners have problems when new, I applaud Airbus for looking for any problems, as would all builders, and letting people know of it before people die.

The A340 is indeed a quality product. Not as good as a 777 but..........



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3046 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1027 times:
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A340-600 still a fantastic plane!! Airbus for ever Big grin


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User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Lymanm, that was a Kuznetsov failure, not Ilyushin. The issue of uncontained engine failures was addressed by decreasing the number of hours between major overhauls, as well as increasing inspections of the fan disks and related assemblies. The Kuznetsov turbofans were replaced by more reliable, powerful and sturdy Soloviev D30KU turbofans on the IL-62M.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 978 times:

949'

You mean you have work to do  Nuts

AndrewAir,

Its a very nice looking plane, have you seen one in person ?.


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