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A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:02 am

Hello together,

I wonder that it has not been posted yet (or I didn't find the thread)

The A380 was a "special guest" at the Hamburg Airport Days this weekend. The big bird arrived yesterday and was scheduled to leave today at 4:45 pm. After 45 minutes the A380 got pushed back to Lufthansa Technik.
Cause is a hydraulic leak at on of the center landing gears.
Rumours say it won't leave until tuesday.

Cya, M.
 
 
UN_B732
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:29 am

It's great they're discovering these problems than later.

Didn't the 747 inaugural have to return to the gate? :]

-A
What now?
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:30 am

Its the test plane. These things happen, its just that everyone's so nervous about the A380 because of the delays, but there shouldn't be any undue concern just yet, so far its just something minor that the mechanics will fix. Lets hope it stays that way. I don't think Singapore or any other customers need worry.
(Of course, i haven't spent millions on it, nor am i an engineer either. )
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:03 am

Yawn! The WhaleJet is the first airliner to go from 3000psi hydraulics to 5000psi hydraulics. It's not surprising that there are some kinks to work out with the hydraulics. I wouldn't worry about it. France probably has the best hydraulics engineers in the world.
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:27 am

are all these problems just because it is a test plane and was one of the first planes where all the kinks were not worked out?
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:02 am

Just a question. It seems I read two or three years ago that Airbus guarenteed a 99% in service availability at EIS. Does anyone know any more details of that, and what implications are involved if that is not accomplished?

[Edited 2007-09-17 17:05:19]
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:09 am

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 3):

Didn't the 747 inaugural have to return to the gate?

I'm not sure about the inaugural, but the early 747's ate engines like nobody's business...far worse than anything the A380 has done yet.

Quoting UnknownUser (Reply 7):
Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
It's not surprising that there are some kinks to work out with the hydraulics.

Hmmm.. This plane has only been having tests and what-not for how long now?

Hydraulics leak. Always have, always will. Anybody surprised by this has never worked with a hydraulic system.

Tom.
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting M27 (Reply 19):
Just a question. It seems I read two or three years ago that Airbus guarenteed a 99% in service availability at EIS. Does anyone know any more details of that, and what implications are involved if that is not accomplished?

...I think they will be hitting those numbers...... Smile

Besides the wiring imbroglio, ostensibly it seems as if everything is going "according to plan".... thumbsup 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:13 am

The A380 leaved yesterday with five hours delay.

I saw how the firefighters put some binder on the taxiway after the A380 was pushed back.



Pushback to LHT Hangar, sorry bad quality taken from the bus.
[Edited 2007-09-17 19:26:55]

[Edited 2007-09-17 19:28:29]
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:44 am

the 777 first flight was delayed by a hydraulic leak if not mistaken.
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:58 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 4):
I wouldn't worry about it. France probably has the best hydraulics engineers in the world.

Sorry, I'd have to go with the Dutch.  checkmark 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting CM767 (Reply 10):
the 777 first flight was delayed by a hydraulic leak if not mistaken.

1st taxi. Bad O-Ring seal in a flap line. Pinched during assembly.
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:20 am

Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 9):
Pushback to LHT Hangar, sorry bad quality taken from the bus.

Great photo - grounded whale and a REAL AIRPLANE

Who cares about the A380 - you got to see a flying Connie !!!!

Unfortunately a much more rare sight.

[Edited 2007-09-17 21:22:25]
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:30 am

Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 13):
Who cares about the A380 - you got to see a flying Connie

I agree.

B777Nuess, you post THAT pic without a MENTION of the flying bird in the background. Come on, the A380 may be big, but heck - a CONNIE?
If you cannot do the math, your opinion means squat!
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:57 am

Yes, saw the Connie from outside and also inside, but sadly all sightseeing flights were sold already. Some pics in my profile.
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:10 am

Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 15):
Yes, saw the Connie from outside and also inside, but sadly all sightseeing flights were sold already.

Not that most of them were in the affordable category anyway  Wink . I mean, €50 for a 10-minute heli flight? Thanks, but no thanks.

Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 13):
Who cares about the A380 - you got to see a flying Connie !!!!

Tell that to all the folks there, seemed half of them were there solely for the A380.
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:15 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 16):
Tell that to all the folks there, seemed half of them were there solely for the A380.

Yes, I know that... Sad one of only three or four flying examples of an aviation classic there - and everybody wants to see only the new plane.

I count myself one of a very lucky few - from 1972 through 1974 I was stationed with VQ-1 on Guam, and we still had the C-121J and a few EC-121N's. Got to spend a lot of flying hours on them.
 
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RE: A380 - Technical Problem In HAM (EDDH)

Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:25 am

Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 15):
but sadly all sightseeing flights were sold already

Actually i think you have to be a member of the association to fly with them (Swiss rules). I was one of the lucky ones to get on the Sunday sightseeing flight. 1 hour and 20 minutes on a great plane with some great views. What a spectacular weekend. Seeing so many great planes. And not only flying with the Connie, but also flying from Norway and back on a DC3.  cloudnine 
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