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A340-600..A Quality Product  
User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 459 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1547 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 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

What a crack-up !! Big grin

'949


User currently offlineMD-11 forever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1501 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 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1497 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 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1492 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, 2364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1234 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 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1131 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 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1127 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 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1111 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 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1084 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, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1060 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, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1018 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..........



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineHoons90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 2999 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 986 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 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 975 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 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 937 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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