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How Will Or How Did The A380 Handle Certification?

Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:34 am

I once read that the 747 had some certification issues in regards to fire evacuations.
They had to get a all people out of the aircraft in a certain amount of time .?
How would the A380 tackle this issue with the full double deck system.?
Any help would be appreciated.

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RE: How Will The A380 Handle Certification?

Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:02 am

The A380's passenger cabin is so elevated that 18 doors are equipped with emergency slides made with special friction material to slow down escaping passengers. ...from

A great deal of evacuation injuries involve abrasions from existing slide materials. The dry, rough surface of the slides actually burns through thin layers of clothing and causes some rather nasty wounds. This is obviously more desirable than remaining in a burning fuselage, but I'd like to see what kind of material they've come up with. Perhaps it's felt-like.

Found some shots of the A380 slide prototypes:

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RE: How Will Or How Did The A380 Handle Certification?

Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:15 am

JumboJim747 said :

"..They had to get a all people out of the aircraft in a certain amount of time .? .."

I understand Boeing used wider doorways during the initial design- two people could exit at once. They had to get the FAA to rewrite the rules to recognise this. This was preferred over more doorways, since more holes equals less strength.
By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

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