Funny you bring that up. I think Airbuses have ashimmying problem on taxi on alot of their Big Jets. The A310 s Ive been on as pax do and also the A340-300s that Ive been on as well, A320 is ok though. Why is this any Airbus guys give us the answer?
Ra Ta - the schedules will be back to normal , yes , but 1500 or so jobs less. A calculated ploy by management to "rationalise" the workforce using a slight downturn as an excuse , knowing full well that things would return to normal at some stage.
I would be interested in hearing more about "shimmy down the back" I believe it used to be said privately by Boeing Engineers that the limiting factor in the design of A/C larger than the 74 was the lateral pendulum effect. Is this what you are referring to?
I can confirm the A330 does have a "Shimmy prob" down the back. I have flown on this AC many times now and feel sick just thinking about it. I have flown on many AC types and have never had a prob but this is the first aircraft that I have physcially been sick on (and no Im not pregnant). The solution work up the front.
I can't even pretend to be that technically minded! This subject was mentioned to me by one of the QF gingerbeers quite early in the deployment. His comments were much the same as Galley hags, that being that the crews were complaining, along with the punters....
That will be interesting. As a QF Short Haul F/A I am currently endorsed on B737-300/400/800, B767-200/300 and A330-200/300. Can anybody share any light as to how many aircraft we can be endorsed on legally. I too have heard B737-900s to come.
And yes the A330 sways down the back a little. Have worked R4 and L4 several times, cant get used to it.