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by zeke
Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Zeke, it's fairly obvious that the mesh is not contained sufficiently in a prepreg layer. it was laid on top and the adhesive is not penetrating the meshto provide an attachment for the materials outside the mesh. I think you need to read my post again, the photos I saw do not show any exposed prep...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Looking at the photos, there are a couple things I noticed. The mesh is apparently baked onto the surface, but there is no material penetration through the mesh. either the mesh screen size is too small or there is a material rejection that prevents penetration and extrusion to the paint side . the...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Without wanting to be disparaging I wonder at the legitimacy of the Qatar regulator…… how robust and qualified is it to require or direct the grounding of these airframes and citing it is a very serious safety issue. Everyone needs to be careful here. The Qatar regulator issued the certificate of a...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Do we know which aircraft are affected by the Airbus manufacturing defects and must be inspected? Those aircraft are in service. Who owns them? W!e do know, from EASA PAD No.: 21-176 "Groups: Group 1 aeroplanes are MSN 0124 and 0211. Group 2 aeroplanes are MSN 0224, 0237, 0251, 0385, 0407 and ...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Funny how this lightning mesh SB never came up in discussions before when we were talking about Qatar complaining about the exposure and damage of that system. Feel free to look it up for yourself, you will find the earlier version is about inspecting the ends of stringers inside the fuel tank. The...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

This entire issue is hushed in a strange way. It would be good to finally get some real and honest information not just perceived spin doctoring and deception. To suggest this has been hushed, means you think there is an international conspiracy involving the regulatory agencies from the USA, Europ...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

EASA seems to have ordered lightning protective mesh inspections including for Lufthansa's A350. However these checks for production defects seem to focus on the wings. EASA at this stage has just issued a proposal, Airbus is actually the author of the document, it is an Airbus service bulletin. Th...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 437
Views: 54958

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

I wonder how much radiation in flight wifi or even a home wifi router creates compared to the radiation coming off a cell tower? and I know a lot of in home wifi routers are now using 5G as well (the new one i got when we switched to fiber optic a few weeks ago is 5G) Different 5G, Wi-Fi 5G is 5GHz...

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by zeke
Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

it has not been communicated to QR or at least two other airlines that were asked. The article does not say that, “Airbus says it knows the root cause of the issue, but sources with two of the airlines said that they have not been notified of it.” So that begs the question: If Airbus knows what the...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 437
Views: 54958

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

mxaxai wrote:
I think you're mixing up two potential issues. One problem is that the altimeter receives in the 5G-assigned 3.7-3.98 GHz band


You are trying to confuse people, every receiver from a smart watch to TV will receive the 5G band.

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 437
Views: 54958

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Spurious 5G emissions in the 4.2-4.4 GHz band are a non-issue, with the possible exception of phones aboard the aircraft. Although FCC regulations prohibit phone calls and text messages aboard aircraft already (flight mode + wifi is okay). I did read the RTCA report, I posted it above, it does not ...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 437
Views: 54958

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

It is old as design concept, not physically. Same as newest 737MAX still uses pulleys designed for... would it be 707 or 377? What is actually wrong with a pulley ? How is a pulley a old design concept ? Pulleys are used because they are reliable. Next you are going to tell me wheels are old techno...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins

LDRA wrote:
Which model of A350? A350-900 or 1000?


RT#Q, it says “A380”

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 437
Views: 54958

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

The other side of the coin is that those systems fail because they are not designed to more or less modern standards. Rubbish, they meet the current FAA and TSO. The RADALT fault could happen to a brand new airliner, it has nothing to do with old equipment. It has more to do with the low power use ...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 437
Views: 54958

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Or click off the autothrottles and go manual…. How are they to know ? The RTCA have found that in their testing that 5G drowns out RADALT at 270 ft, and is a danger at around 600 ft and 1000 ft on an ORD 27L approach see Figure 10-33 in this report https://www.rtca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SC...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 437
Views: 54958

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Worse case during a Radio Altimeter malfunction due to 5G interferencete is that an airplane fails to flare during an Cat 3 Autoland and flies into the ground at 800 feet/minute, which is catastrophic. GPWS and other systems are effected also. This is what the FAA is trying to prevent by restrictin...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 90588

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

CX Flyboy wrote:

Oh you can leave anytime you want.


Laws changed last year, immigration now have the final say over anyone leaving.

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by zeke
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

In the meantime Delta can be doing other repairs, interior changes, and painting the aircraft; none of which needs to be reported as the aircraft does not yet have an FAA Airworthiness Certificate. You are therefore claiming the aircraft is stateless without regulatory oversight and DL in its capac...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Employees and Outsourcing Around The Globe
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Airline Employees and Outsourcing Around The Globe

Also, besides the obvious cost savings on not having to pay out flight benefits and other things like that, why are the vast majority of airline operations in Europe outsourced? The industry in general is very different outside of the US. It is very rare outside of the US for airlines to own gates,...

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by zeke
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

I even looked it up (see link below). Delta cannot get a FAA airworthiness certificate until they have verified that all the ducks are in the row paperwork wise for all maintenance and repairs for the life of the aircraft, and the aircraft is currently in a condition for safe operation. That is cal...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Delta may not have applied for US Registration until a used aircraft is ready to exit their in-processing/conversion/repair process. That does not matter, the maintenance work is under that registration (which includes storage, refueling, painting as that is all maintenance), any defects are report...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Did you look through all 174 or did you rely on description search? I went through the reports from this year, the vast majority were relating to lights and drop down oxygen masks. If you put a % sign in front of and behind the word works best for me, if I put in %skin% or %lightning% it filters th...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

My understanding is that the SDRS database is only for issues that occur while in service with a USA airline. SDRs are submitted for all US registered aircraft, as the registration means they have the certificate of airworthiness issued by the FAA. All of the ex TAM/LATAM have been FAA registered, ...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 75410

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

ben7x wrote:
Don’t know why one would choose an A320P2F over an A321P2F?


Be cheaper to buy the base aircraft and cheaper to convert and can do the most of the same work.

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72918

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Certification requirements are ultimately aimed at being safety requirements - possibly via reducing workload, ensuring integrity of the airframe, or making operation more intuitive. There are situation where certification process is a nuisance by itself, but the underlying requirements appear gene...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

EASA 02Dec Reason: It has been identified that, due to a production quality issue, Heavy Expanded Copper Foil (HECF) patches may not have been installed at all required locations of the WLC and WUC. This condition, if not detected and corrected, combined with a pre-existing undetected incorrect ins...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Apparently Delta has seen some issues on their 350s as well. According to sources And yet searching the FAA Service Difficulty Reporting System (SDRS) ( https://av-info.faa.gov/sdrx/Query.aspx ) has no reports in the US filed on the A350 relating to paint, or copper, or composite. If DL did have “i...

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by zeke
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72918

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Before MCAS, STS was just a pilot aid, something to reduce workload. This is not true. JAA (now EASA) required Boeing to install STS on a new derivative model of 737 (737 classic) it sought to certify in Europe. It was the JAAs view that the 737 did not meet certification requirements, the FAA had ...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed
Replies: 61
Views: 13511

Re: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed

I thought de-icing pre-takeoff was to get an aircraft into the air, following which it's effectiveness wore off. The aircraft de-icing technology then took over. So there should be no ice on landing, even if the original de-icer was not as effective as it should have been. Is that right? Deice on t...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72918

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Why was MCAS considered part of the speed trim system? Just because it was a computer that took an input to control the stab? That seems rather broad. I thought speed trim took in the input of speed to adjust the stab, while MCAS took in the input of AOA. That seems like a bad assumption that would...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 320136

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

there seem to have been talk about either a 900F or a 1000F but airbus decided to go for a shorter 1000, why? Because it will match the main structural loads of the -1000, similar maximum weight, same wing and gear configuration. The forward section of the -900 already had upgraded with many -1000 ...

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by zeke
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

It will be interesting to see what DL find when they examine the older A350s they are acquiring from LATAM, especially those previously leased to QR I suspect they will be in good condition, having been repainted a number of times. I'm glad to see you state that if there is a paint issue that only ...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed
Replies: 61
Views: 13511

Re: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed

Is this a record for the longest time a flight has had between declaration of emergency and landing? No and according to other report on telegram (which I cannot link here) they cancelled the emergency. There is not requirement once an emergency is declared to land at the nearest airport, it depend...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Did they drill a few holes, drain the melting water into a bucket, then patch up the hole? The parts would be removed from service and repaired at the component repair shop. But what if the airlines have to paint these areas much faster than expected? I could see an airline getting upset if this is...

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by zeke
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72918

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

It is not a criminal act to make an error in engineering design or analysis. It depends on what a person with the same general knowledge and abilities as the accused would have done in the same situation. If a FAA employee with the same general knowledge and abilities were to say they would have di...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

I remain unconvinced that QR has "neglected" anything - it is simply not their style to fly an aircraft with the level of visible damage shown in the published pictures. The photos that were in that article, I don’t think any of them would be readily visible. I believe the photos are take...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Then the question becomes why is QR only neglecting/improperly repairing A350 lightning damage and not 787 lightning damage (which is also a composite fuselage and has been in fleet longer) or any of their other fleets. Procedures used on the 787 are not the same as those used on a 777 or an A350, ...

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by zeke
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

I’ve worked over 20 years in business in maintenance, we’ve NEVER had mechanics at Boeing nor Airbus monitoring the building of planes. I’ve worked for Midway, United, Piedmont and US Airways. Mechanics repair airplanes they don’t assemble them. Nor are they present during acceptance of new planes....

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by zeke
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Why would they continue to build and deliver them if they will need to apply an expensive fix later? There are a couple of false assumptions in your statement. These issues were not present when the aircraft was delivered. Customer airlines have mechanics at the assembly plants that monitor the ass...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

What QR means is they want Airbus to admit that the problem is Airbus’s fault and acknowledge that this is a production issue. Of course, how the airframes are used and maintenance have never been a factor raised by the operator. Based on past and current history, why would you assume that Qatar sa...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

From the Reuter article “ LONDON/PARIS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The head of Qatar Airways on Tuesday called on Airbus to admit that it had a problem with flaws on the surface of its A350 jets and ruled out buying freighter planes from the European company, effectively handing a potential deal to rival Bo...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 320136

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Because manufacturers have a horrible track record on meeting their promised weight targets once the engineering has actually been done... I think you are talking about new aircraft, we are talking about components that have been built that have a known weight, with the aid of CATIA they should be ...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 320136

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Thanks for that. Sorry, I’m not trying to be pedantic, just trying to get my head around this. In the case of an A350 passenger plane, they will build the entire plane, including floor, and then install the buyers preferred equipment. Or alternatively, it’s the buyers responsibility to accept the p...

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by zeke
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 320136

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

One question I have about the A350F is the floor beams. I’ve read that part of the process of making the freighter is “Strengthened Floor Beams” to accommodate increased loads over a passenger version. How do they achieve this? Is it a thicker gauge of metal? A different metal alloy? Or if it is CF...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Lightning may explain the static discharge probe, but does not explain the other photos. The one thing that all the photos have in common is the paint crack is occurring at the edge of the part. This lead me to believe that it is a moisture wicking issue, so if they can can better seal the edge aft...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

In your previous post you stated that paint is a customer option, I would like to hope that the OEM advises the only acceptable types to ensure the viability of the product. Now if as you state above that paint also includes these other items - for composite a/c - I am surprised that so much contro...

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by zeke
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 320136

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

According to the link below the A350F will have 319tons MTOW and 250tons MLW. If like the A351 it will have 13tons difference between MZFW and MLW then MZFW will be 237t. That givers us an OEW of 128tons (237-109). https://aircraft.airbus.com/en/aircraft/freighters/a350-freighter That like has been...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Are there existing calculations or standards that say how large of an area can be missing the copper mesh before its a safety concern (100, 250, 500, etc. square centimeters, with perhaps a maximum dimension of the widest part). This is the question I would ask if I was employed by the Regulator. O...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 207117

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

If as LH is reporting, that a meter square area of paint is gone on a relatively new aircraft this is not "a normal" maintenance issue. If both the paint and underlying mesh is gone exposing the carbon fiber on a new aircraft this is not "normal." This is a separate issue to wha...

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by zeke
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 320136

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I suspect you are not talking about the same thing. How can 3m of A350 fuselage (even fully equipped) weigh 8 tonnes? That would mean that 60m of fuselage weigh 160 tonnes which is over the OEW of the A350-1000. Talking about the exact same thing, as a wide body comparison have a look at the 77L vs...

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