hmmm yet another A380 with a minor problem, this time one needing the small fix-it of a new engine in New York.
Heard they paxed the crew on another carrier to IAD to return to DXB on hmmm, a B777, and are sending out a replacement engine on, let's see, oh yeah, a B777 freighter. Good thing they haven't gotten rid of all the "cripple sevens" yet, or who would rescue that awesome money-spinning machine (over and over and over...)?
Hope they sent out two engines, since it'll be all 380 starting January....
Haven't they ever done an engine change on a cripple 7? Piss poor wind up there limited one. Sounds like a case of sour grapes to me as you have lost both 201 and 203. Oh well, stick to writing more important ASRs as is evident from the 777 side, like - Nearly unstable, or was 5100 ft ROD, or nearly landed long, or didn't line up your steering or was 252 knots below 5000'.
Ho hum, so an A380 is AOG, won't be the first or the last...so what, 777's go AOG as well. I wonder if they can add the engine to the wing bill? mayby something to do with dynamic resonance due to a defect widget or thermrosterthingi?
Falcon I think you might be referring to the 'Gravimetric Field Displacement Manifold' in the 380. 777's I believe we're the last type to have the old Thermrosterthingi, perhaps someone could correct me. Back in the day it was the unrealiable Flux Capacitor that was at the centre of many an AOG....Oh I long for those days again....
I heard that on the infrequent occasions that an A380 rolls off the assembly line and first exceeds a groundspeed of two knots they play an audio tape of Scotty saying "she cannae take any more, Captain, she's breaking up".
Not very funny but hey, this is a nation that gave Jerry Lewis a Legion of Honour so what can they know about comedy?
They are quite good at building comically inept airplanes though.
Departing EK 204 ???? a 380 actually asked for descent, on departure to avoid severe CAT, Do not know the outcome, perhaps he returned, but it did strike me as rather ODD he was not willing to go above (IIRC) 280.
Last edited by Gulfstreamaviator; 18th Oct 2012 at 13:07.
hahah just having some fun with A380 guy, but do you actually deny anything I say is true? No doubt a B777 has had an engine change, but not recently on the JFK apron! Keep telling yourself that thing is even remotely reliable compared to the 99.99% B777...and enjoy the 0255 departure on 203, with the 21 hour block-to-block layover! lol No doubt there will be a B777F to follow now anyway, for the freight, just like LHR...
"They are quite good at building comically inept airplanes though"
Keep insulting people, that's normal here (and then if others get angry as a result, just tell them they have no humor, it's so typical)
Some "comically inept airplanes" :
- Mirage family,
- Falcon business jets (read in FLIGHT about their 7X assessment)
- Airbus family
- ATR (80% of world market)
- Rafale (the one the Royal Navy would enjoy so much)
- Dauphin, Squirrel, Super-Puma, EC135 and other helicopters (still the biggest manufacturer in the world)
- Surface to air missiles SAMP, Mistral, Crotale, Roland, (the ones used to shoot down Tornadoes during the 1st Gulf War)
- Exocet missiles (any memory, RN and USN ?)
- Air-to-air missiles (Magic, MICA)
- ASMP airborne nuclear missile with statoreactor
- Intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBM (one of them was seen offshore US East Coast a couple of years ago, during a very normal and successful test launch)
- and nuclear carrier and submarines to go along with...
all that from a very buoyant industry, +17% on orders last year.
Anyway, you probably never heard of all those items. But others did, and that matters.
Well all I know is that on a Boeing either the engines drop off or the rudder has a spout of PMS and goes out of whack. 'Busses crash for different, but equally opportunistic, reasons. Such as shedding the entire tail or driving itself into the sea because its nose got a bit cold.