|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 48):|
Could an option of replacing the latch mechanism or fit a pop out mechanical Indicator when unlocked be an option.
Great point. To that point (more to a cockpit warning system, though), in the article referenced by VirginFlyer in reply 40 (referenced below):
|Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 40):|
I found this article to provide a bit of insight into the issue when I read it a few months ago: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...6495/
QUOTE: Airbus has been reluctant to pursue a cockpit warning system.
Any idea why Airbus has been reluctant to do so? Seems a bit odd to me. Bean counter issues, perhaps? And to HAWK21M's point about a mechanical pop-out or the equivalent, the above article mentions a less than 70cm clearance to the ground...that may be an obstacle as well.
[Edited 2013-08-15 09:56:38]