|Quoting NAV20 (Thread starter):|
Some of the systems are not as they should be on the A380," BAE Chief Executive Mike Turner told a meeting of journalists late on Sunday.
|Quoting TSV (Reply 12):|
On the grapevine I have heard that some structural joints have to be redesigned as some of the joints originally designed with weight saving as the primary aim are not to the fatigue specification. In addition I am lead to believe there is a lubrication problem with the Trent which may require a complete core redesign which is surprising as I thought this Trent was just a derivative of a proven engine.
|Quoting BoogyJay (Reply 7):|
That's why the word "systems" is very vague. I'm sure it is not safety related.
|Quoting A388 (Reply 6):|
How can there be "system problems" when the A380 is planned to give a flying display tomorrow? Would Airbus really have the A380 perform flying displays when they also have system problems? I'm not sure what to believe.
|Quoting Mham001 (Reply 13):|
I thought the most newsworthy statement was that BAE would be willing to sell its stake in Airbus.
|Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 4):|
I just got word that the problem rests within the galley systems. The coffee runs cold and the food still sucks...
|Quoting A388 (Reply 6):|
How can there be "system problems" when the A380 is planned to give a flying display tomorrow?
|Quoting TSV (Reply 9):|
In addition I am lead to believe there is a lubrication problem with the Trent which may require a complete core redesign which is surprising as I thought this Trent was just a derivative of a proven engine.
|Quoting Mham001 (Reply 14):|
Seems like either of these problems would have the plane sitting on the ground instead of flying in airshows and tests.
|Quoting Ken777 (Reply 17):|
Has there ever been a new plane that didn't have problems that needed to be worked out?
|Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 23):|
Does anyone know when the A380 will make an appearance in the UK? And where? At a guess, if it went anywhere, I'd have thought it'd be LHR, Filton or Hawarden.
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