Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
A380 Wiring Problem Question  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1727 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

I have always wondered a question:

With all the A380s flying passengers on test flights, with most recent being the ones landing in New York and Los Angeles and the one flying to Washington, all the passengers are seated in normal airline seats with normal IFE and TV screens. In other words, its a normal aircraft with normal screens.

I assume there is nothing wrong with the wiring in those A380's since they are going through all these flights with passengers. Why then would wiring be a problem for other A380's being built? These tested ones cannot possible be much more different than the specifications ordered by individual airliners.

So, why is the wiring problems cant be fixed for other planes in time (obviously now itsfixed) , and CAN for the testing version of the A380?

Thanks For your answers


لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
So, why is the wiring problems cant be fixed for other planes in time (obviously now itsfixed) , and CAN for the testing version of the A380?

Difference between operational certification and experimental certification. The route proving tests are probably using a version of wiring that is unlikely to pass any operational certification, but will work. These aircraft will be rewired as a matter of course before being delivered to airlines.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3364 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Right, I may get this wrong but here's what I think happenned:

The very first A380s barrels were sent to TLS with no wiring which was then fitted as the planes were assembled - these ae the test planes.

The first of the production planes arrived with the wiring pre-installed in the sections and when they looked to mate them up the wiring was all wrong - these planes are being re-wired one by one (the first SQ was finished in Jan and has been sent to Germany to be fitted out with a cabin)

All of the planes currently in various states of assembly will go through the re-wiring process

Secions for planes 26 onwards will arrive with the wiring hopefully correct and won't need any re-wiring!


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic A380 Wiring Problem Question
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
A380 Door Naming Question posted Sat Aug 7 2004 02:28:31 by SafetyDude
Boeing 737 Rudder Problem Question! posted Wed Jul 19 2000 03:19:41 by Lantern88
A380 Delay Linked With Cu To Al Wiring Switch? posted Sat Sep 16 2006 16:29:43 by Art
A380 Aluminum Wiring & IFE posted Fri Jun 16 2006 17:49:19 by JayinKitsap
A380 Aileron Question (picture) posted Sat Nov 19 2005 06:57:01 by Vanguard737
Quick Question Re: A380 & 787 Carbon Fiber Content posted Mon Aug 15 2005 06:04:40 by 2H4
Airbus A380 Freighter Question posted Fri May 27 2005 13:16:07 by American 767
A380 Freighter Question. posted Wed May 4 2005 16:20:45 by DIJKKIJK
Question About The A380 Takeoff Performance posted Wed Dec 31 2003 00:37:00 by PVD757
A380 Design Question posted Sun Dec 23 2001 03:21:32 by Planelover

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format