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Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Thu May 05, 2005 9:56 am

Dateline NBC had a segment on the Air Transat A330 glider that successfully landed in the Azores. Any ideas if that plane is scrapped or is it back in service.
 
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Thu May 05, 2005 9:57 am

Pretty sure it's back in service.
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Thu May 05, 2005 9:57 am

Quoting Xms3200 (Thread starter):
. Any ideas if that plane is scrapped or is it back in service.

Repaired... back in service. The airplane only suffered from a faulty fuel transfer pump and a landing gear fire during the dead-stick landing.
 
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Thu May 05, 2005 9:59 am

And a broken fuel line.
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Thu May 05, 2005 12:53 pm

Was onboard the airline shortly after in came back into service. Never flew on the aircraft though since after taxiing to the runway, one of the engines didn't power -up on the runway and we returned back to the gate. Created a 6-hour delay, but on the positive side it did enable me to fly a L1011-150. Guess they hadn't sorted out all the problems when I was back on it.
 
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Thu May 05, 2005 7:28 pm

You can still see the repair marks on the runway.
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Thu May 05, 2005 11:52 pm

There are several pics of this a/c in database since the Lajes incident.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/826968/M/

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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Fri May 06, 2005 12:19 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 2):
Repaired... back in service. The airplane only suffered from a faulty fuel transfer pump and a landing gear fire during the dead-stick landing.

The Aircraft suffered from a ruptured main fule line. This was caused bu chaffing with a bleed line that was not installed properly. Also the aircraft was not "deadstick" as the RAT provides eletrical and hydraulic power for the basic critical systems.


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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Fri May 06, 2005 7:41 am

Flew her twice since the accident. Amazing aircraft. Even got a tour of the flightdeck of C-GITS in FLL last April

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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Fri May 06, 2005 10:52 am

Even the tiny busses have RATs?

Do the tiny Boeings have these?
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Fri May 06, 2005 10:55 am

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 7):
Also the aircraft was not "deadstick"

A landing with no engine power is commonly called a deadstick landing.
 
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RE: Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider

Fri May 06, 2005 11:02 am

Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 9):
Do the tiny Boeings have these?

The 737s don't, unless it's a customer option that I've never been aware of...
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