Certain paint strippers are safe to use on CFRP, some are harmful and will damage the panel.
For the mesh to be exposed surely the upper layers of the composite must of been compromised some how.
It will be interesting to know if these cracks are appearing in the same location on each frame. I.e. is this related to a specific panel on the fuse? Or is it process related to the paint removal etcJump to post
Not only the engine is different between a ceo and neo, but the pylon design and shape is also vastly different on the A320 family, not sure about the A330.
Subtle differences on the A320 is lip extensions on spoilers 1 and 2 (these were already standard to the A319 and 321 members)
I imagine that will be quite soon as I heard the last CEO is in the manufacturing phase right now (rumoured photoshoot as well)Jump to post
What I've been looking for for some time, A321XLR wing progress from Broughton (June 8th). BROUGHTON | The first #A321XLR wing box has successfully been taken out of its assembly jig ready for the next stage of production. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3XtlWzWQAgmr55?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 ht...Jump to post
While many parts are beefed up, the major modification would be the inner wing with the lighter simplified single flap system. I probably will become standard for the A321 family, but for the A320 I have my doubts. It would be a 101t MTOW (+?) wing for a 79t aircraft.. The only beefed up parts I ca...Jump to post
As part of their "Virtual Commercial Update", Airbus included a quick video on the production so far of the XLR (I've linked it below with the timestamp from when this was showed). This also shows MSNs 11,000 and 11,058 as being XLRs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe0BENQZg5k&t=2271s...Jump to post
If anyone knows any MSN's I will keep an eye open for the first wingsJump to post
RobK wrote:RobK wrote:96063 is painted correctly so the others are paint errors.
Yet another duffer !
So 57, 58, 59, 60 are all painted wrong. 63 painted correct. Not seen painted pics of 61 or 62 yet.
But doesn't the RCT fuel tank structural integrity require burn through of around 4 minutes anyway?Jump to post
It’s been answered a few times up-thread already, but generally with multi-engined airplanes (not using centreline thrust), you’d want to avoid turning into the dead side as far as practicable. That’s due to the higher risk of getting into an unrecoverable situation when turning to the side of the ...Jump to post
That's the beauty about traceability! Each engine has/had an inspection. Some would of been rebuilt with new blades, each blade should have a service start date technically so you can track the no. of days vs flight hours. My question is, did all 3 failures happen at the same stage of a flight? 2 ha...Jump to post
look rather bad in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6wgXNSwCDA Is the engine still powering or just windmilling in this video. It looks like it is still powering? Looks like a fan blade off to me, the engine is windmilling in the unbalanced condition that occurs. Definitely a blade off a...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:Best video yet
https://twitter.com/michaelagiulia/stat ... 36267?s=20
Each OEM has their own way of manufacturing. I haven't heard of the term corroguard, we use the term Aeroflex on the Airbus A320 family wings I do. It's sounds like the same stuff though as in its anti corrosive paint with micro metal flakes. The thing is, this stuff fades and becomes bleached with ...Jump to post
5Two points occur to me; 1. Would it help if a fixed proportion of flights were flown by hand, particularly the take off and landing which is when most accidents happen. 2. People have referred to the situation when on autopilot that the system reaches a situation when it can't cope and hands the p...Jump to post
Does anyone have a list of MSN's still due for DL? This? https://aibfamily.flights/search?airline=Delta+Air+Lines&display=table&sort_results=date_desc&undelivered=true&family=A320 Unless I'm doing the search wrong, it doesn't show a list of MSN's still to be delivered (regardless of...Jump to post
I read a comment on AVH about this, it's a known issue on the 757, as in its happened before, and an SOP statement said that the issue is the lock mechanism freezes, but if you checked the view glass or something to that effect, you can spot the failure before leaving the apron. Can you elaborate? ...Jump to post
I read a comment on AVH about this, it's a known issue on the 757, as in its happened before, and an SOP statement said that the issue is the lock mechanism freezes, but if you checked the view glass or something to that effect, you can spot the failure before leaving the apron. I'm assuming it onl...Jump to post
I read a comment on AVH about this, it's a known issue on the 757, as in its happened before, and an SOP statement said that the issue is the lock mechanism freezes, but if you checked the view glass or something to that effect, you can spot the failure before leaving the apron.Jump to post
This should be a good thread to see how orders/deliveries play out for 2021
Thanks for the details
DL leads off the season... changes from 12/31/19 to 12/31/20: ... 321ceo, deliveries were to have been completed in 2020, now 22 are due this year ... A350, 2 for 2021 drop to zero, zero for 2022 becomes 2, what had been 10 for later than 2022 is now 18 Airbus cuts production on the neo and continu...Jump to post
Question. At the point of autopilot disconnect, was the flight recoverable? What would the corrective action be? Could you hypothetically roll right and get wings level or would you roll left and barrel it? I know it sounds extreme, but in a life or death scenario, what would work? I also understan...Jump to post
Question. At the point of autopilot disconnect, was the flight recoverable? What would the corrective action be? Could you hypothetically roll right and get wings level or would you roll left and barrel it? I know it sounds extreme, but in a life or death scenario, what would work? I also understand...Jump to post
Does anyone have a list of MSN's still due for DL?Jump to post
If the above is true, then when the autopilot disconnected wouldn't the aircraft enter a sharp left turn? But the final seconds show a sharp right turn, which to me looks like pilot intervention, right?Jump to post
Yes that was Eastwind 517 (although I’m not aware of what exactly the pilots did). They were the first (only?) crew to successfully recover from the rudder hard over. I remember the time well. After the USAir accident, investigators were pretty sure it was a rudder hardover, as the profiles could b...Jump to post
:bigthumbsup: Hmm that's a change of plan. I wonder if this is to support A220 ops as well as A320 The answer will be: "No". They need the ETOPS 180 certificate to fly Airbus satellites and helicopters from Europe to other countries (especially the USA) and vice versa. According statement,...Jump to post
Update including statement from Airbus https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airbus-a350-cracks/ An update to this article, an Airbus spokesperson tells Simple Flying the following: “Whilst undergoing a repaint at Shannon, Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350-900 aircraft was observed to have some irregularities on...Jump to post
Leeham are reporting that the USTR are imposing a 15% import tax on Airbus products from January 12th.
Will this affect A320 and A220 rates going forward?
https://leehamnews.com/2020/12/31/us-to ... mbly-line/
I don't know if this deserves it's own thread, but according to Leeham the US is imposing 15% import tax from the 12th January.
Mods please feel free to move it if you wish.
https://leehamnews.com/2020/12/31/us-to ... mbly-line/
Thanks @Lightsaber! 2021 is going to be interesting all round for all programmes.Jump to post
Some interesting pictures on AvHerald. Apparently the debris went through the fuselage. http://avherald.com/h?article=4df212c7&opt=0 Wow! Thats some kinetic energy right there :shock: I reckon they lost certain hydraulics as the ground spoilers never activated on touch down Maybe even a higher ...Jump to post
Lukas757 wrote:Some interesting pictures on AvHerald. Apparently the debris went through the fuselage.
2 x A319 neo's have very recently been produced, 1 was the China Southern, the other was an ACJ for a private customer, I assume, Comlux perhaps?Jump to post
This is my worry about the A320 production, yet, it still showing no signs of slowing down (which is good for short term job security) but my bigger fear is that it will just suddenly reduce to a much lower rate, which in turn means more redundancies all around.Jump to post
If Airbus drop the A320 rate to 16 per month, that's over 50% of what they are producing right now.Jump to post
At first, I was shocked to hear of how much the cut was going to be for the A320 programme, and it feels strange to think it will be cut further.
It's hard to visualise the production rates going forward when that itself is only a small cog in a very large machine.
VCVSpotter wrote:"WH001 777-9 N779XW is scheduled for stall characteristics testing on July 26."
http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/07/paine- ... ly-24.html
Not if the very things that make the MAX different than the NG are why MCAS was needed and therefore indirectly led to two MAX's crashing the way they did. As much as Boeing didn't want their customers to realize it, the MAX and NG are different aircraft and the pilots should have been trained as s...Jump to post