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How Will Or How Did The A380 Handle Certification?  
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2482 posts, RR: 38
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3701 times:
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I once read that the 747 had some certification issues in regards to fire evacuations.
They had to get a all people out of the aircraft in a certain amount of time .?
How would the A380 tackle this issue with the full double deck system.?
Any help would be appreciated.

[Edited 2005-01-24 20:50:44]

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8957 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

The A380's passenger cabin is so elevated that 18 doors are equipped with emergency slides made with special friction material to slow down escaping passengers. ...from http://www.tdn.com/articles/2005/01/18/biz/news01.txt

A great deal of evacuation injuries involve abrasions from existing slide materials. The dry, rough surface of the slides actually burns through thin layers of clothing and causes some rather nasty wounds. This is obviously more desirable than remaining in a burning fuselage, but I'd like to see what kind of material they've come up with. Perhaps it's felt-like.

Found some shots of the A380 slide prototypes:


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User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

JumboJim747 said :

"..They had to get a all people out of the aircraft in a certain amount of time .? .."

I understand Boeing used wider doorways during the initial design- two people could exit at once. They had to get the FAA to rewrite the rules to recognise this. This was preferred over more doorways, since more holes equals less strength.

By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
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