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tubby linton
1st Feb 2008, 15:47
I recently noticed that Airbus have reduced the fin height on new A330-200s through mod 48979.Why have Airbus done this?

javelin
1st Feb 2008, 17:45
Clearance issues at Gatwick, some operators were concerned about the bridge to the new terminal.

Dream Land
1st Feb 2008, 18:04
Fin? Is that the technical term for vertical stabilizer?

Or did you really mean fin:

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h159/180MPH/fin.jpg :E

Platinum206
1st Feb 2008, 18:09
Discussion on it here:

http://forum.projectopensky.com/lofiversion/index.php?t29685.html

Tight Slot
1st Feb 2008, 20:52
My Airline has both, been told its because the new design has a elec fin too so swings much faster... only by rhs romour though

Down Three Greens
2nd Feb 2008, 11:52
Fin reduced in size not because of electric rudder etc but to reduce the number of different fins produced by Airbus for A330/A340 etc. Production commonality.

FE Hoppy
2nd Feb 2008, 13:47
Fin? Is that the technical term for vertical stabilizer?

Yes.

Stabilizer? Is that the American spelling of stabiliser?

Dream Land
2nd Feb 2008, 15:33
Stabilizer? Is that the American spelling of stabiliser?Yes it is, and we don't refer to it as fish bits. Here. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_stabilizer) :}

hetfield
2nd Feb 2008, 15:36
Smaller fin, less water.......

FE Hoppy
2nd Feb 2008, 22:44
Yes it is, and we don't refer to it as fish bits. Here.

Well you do on that link..

And it is used in CS-25 which is our Certification Standard.