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Strange Noise On Landing: KA A320  
User currently offlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

I was spotting in the fog yesterday morning when a KA A320 came in to land. When the aircraft landed, I heard a sound that made me think "he's blown a tire." It was that thump-thump sound you get in a car when you've got a flat.

So, I was surprised that the pilot taxied and exited the runway (05R) using one of the high-speed exits. I had expected that they would stop on the runway.

Shortly after the aircraft exited the runway, I got a very strong smell of hot rubber.

This leads me to wondering: Is there some kind of indicator in the cockpit that tells the pilots "tire pressure is too low" or is it something you would hope they notice on the walkaround before the next flight?


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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Quoting BreninTW (Thread starter):
This leads me to wondering: Is there some kind of indicator in the cockpit that tells the pilots "tire pressure is too low" or is it something you would hope they notice on the walkaround before the next flight?

The A320 has a tire pressure monitoring system. The ECAM Wheel page shows the pressure in each tire. If the pressure drops too low, the ECAM message "TYRE LO PR" will appear along with a chime and master caution light. The message is inhibited from 80 knots to 1500' and from touchdown to 80 knots.

Tom.


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
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He could have just placed one of the nose wheel on the centre-line lights

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 2):
He could have just placed one of the nose wheel on the centre-line lights

Exactly what I was thinking.....Riding on the centre line lights can give a similiar sound.



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User currently onlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4016 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 1):
The A320 has a tire pressure monitoring system.

BA has now removed this system.
It was very unreliable and was costing too much to maintain. After 10 years, they have given up.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 4):

BA has now removed this system.
It was very unreliable and was costing too much to maintain. After 10 years, they have given up.
Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 4):
It was very unreliable and was costing too much to maintain.

Thats normally the case with these added features....Costs finally determine their success.
Another commer is the Brake Temp Indication & brake cooling fans on some types.



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