NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1713 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
A week or so ago, i went to Germany on LH, estimated departure time was 615pm as our A346 (D-AIHF) was arriving late into Denver from Frankfurt. As departure time got close, and i was milling around the gate area, with no airplane in sight, i see an airport vehicle, lights flashing come up, the driver spoke to a couple of rampers who then jumped in a tug and followed the airport vehicle across the tarmac, then the other shoe came down, as the gate agents announced that the aircraft had landed but was having to be towed from the runway to the gate due to the nosewheel steering failing. We were further informed by the crew, once we boarded at around 9pm, that condensation in the nosewheel had caused the failure, so here's the question, does the A346 not have the standard steering wheel as other aircraft do? or does the fly by wire nature of the plane mean that the nose gear is steered with the sidestick controller? How would condensation affect the nose wheel steering?
I could have elite status if I wanted it, but flying the same airline all the time is boring.
VAAengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
On the A346 there are 2 systems that can steer both green and yellow will do it. Sometimes when the pilot steers the aircraft too fast and the GS speed is low the BSCU will cancel his command and deactivate the nose wheel steering, it can be reset with a test but most likely a tow is the fastest way to get the airplane out of the way
horstroad From Germany, joined Apr 2010, 188 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
the A380 also had quite some trouble with nose gear steering. there are sensors on the NLG reporting the position of the gear, wheather it is on the ground or not etc. moisture can cause these sensors to fail. if the computer doesn´t get its needed data, it resticts the nose gear steering