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Ted D Bear
14th Oct 2009, 21:26
Today's Sydney Morning Herald's Business Day section has a short piece on the delayed delivery of two more A380s to QF due to a problem with one of the aircraft:

The problem relates to the "flight trim", which involves the aircraft's ability to keep its centre of gravity while in the air.

Wow - I'm glad they're gonna fix that before QF takes delivery! :ugh: Just imagine trying to fly an aeroplane that had lost its CofG. You'd wanna be space shuttle endorsed and current, I s'pose :ok:

NAMPS
14th Oct 2009, 23:33
Four I think.

dragon man
15th Oct 2009, 00:07
I believe there is a real problem with this. They are running out of ideas to fix it and are tossing up if they will except delivery or not.

crocodile redundee
15th Oct 2009, 01:15
Nothing a Smart Frenchman cannot fix !!!!!! Oh well , back to the Citroen ....Sacre Blu......

NAMPS
15th Oct 2009, 06:46
LOL!

I owned a Peugeot once and within a year of manufacture the electronics were going haywire (immobiliser and ABS) and shortly after that bits kept falling off it!!

ozangel
15th Oct 2009, 09:57
NAMPS, I have a 207GT - and its full of personality, beeping and clacking away like R2D2 - who knows what its trying to say - I figure its like a canary - probably means it's happy??

max1
15th Oct 2009, 11:53
Thats why it's called the Sarah Jessica Parker.

High Maintenance and [email protected] ugly.

j3pipercub
15th Oct 2009, 12:06
max1, my belly hurts, thankyou. :ok:

mcgrath50
15th Oct 2009, 12:13
How come this trim problem would only be cropping up now rather than with the early builds?

If Qantas doesn't accept delivery of these where does that leave the A380 aquisition?

Going Boeing
15th Oct 2009, 22:24
Posted by mcgrath50
How come this trim problem would only be cropping up now rather than with the early builds?

I believe that the fault is only on the next aircraft for QF (MSN27, 5th delivery for QF). Something obviously went wrong during the construction process and wasn't picked up during the normal systems checks. It was apparently picked up during pre-delivery test flying.

Aircraft from MSN26 on are classified as "Wave 2", in that the production process is more standardised in comparison to the earlier aircraft which had to be partially re-manufactured due to earlier production problems.

crocodile redundee
15th Oct 2009, 23:12
Just what we need , a "Second Wave" of Sarah Jessica Parkers' , I cant wait......

Wod
16th Oct 2009, 07:46
It was apparently picked up during pre-delivery test flying.



If it was pre-delivery, rather than initial flight test, does that mean it was the QF guys who found it, so we can all blame the French? (and the Germans):E

Anyone remember the early 747 nacelle "yolking" problems, just in case we were contemplating a Boeing v. Airbus stoush?

T-Vasis
16th Oct 2009, 09:22
I owned a Peugeot once and within a year of manufacture the electronics were going haywire (immobiliser and ABS) and shortly after that bits kept falling off it!!

I've owned a number of Peugeots and they have all operated perfectly without fail...

Bumpfoh
18th Oct 2009, 12:13
As G.B alludes this aircraft is wave 2 production and part of the changes revolve around wiring and computer networking changes.

Apparently there are some software issues regarding the networking changes that are proving troublesome, or so I'm reliably told.:ok: