Personally I have more faith in the French than the other parties who have already tried, having more experience with AF447 for example. Secondly, along with having 4 frenchmen on board, the flaperon was found on a French island. They are also much more rigorous in accident investigations than other...Jump to post
Well... this happened to a friend of mine... don't exactly know what happened but they diverted the plane to Kuala Lumpur to deplane her body.... instead of going all the way to Perth. I once read that singapore airlines have a special locker for this sort of situation and that BA once covered the b...Jump to post
A failure that big isn't a mechanical defect on all engines, otherwise other airlines would've already caught acute engine cannibalism. Either an individual defect in construction or laziness from the ground crew, who replaced used compressor shafts with surplus TSR2 onesJump to post
Short answer: Engine was starving and it ate itself.
Long answer: AF mechanics got bored and found that surplus TSR2 LP compressor shafts fit on GP7200. TSR2 LP compressor shaft did its job perfectly.
Slightly off topic here, but another reason for Airbus trying to keep A380 alive is the unions. I'm probably blowing this out of proportion, but a388 final assembly is in France. In this neck of the woods the unions are still strong, too strong the way I see it. Airbus will be very red in the face w...Jump to post
https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx 4000+ nm ✔️ Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️ Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️ Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators) Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️ This is the future of MoM. I guess sh*tposting i...Jump to post
4000+ nm ✔️
Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️
Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️
Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators)
Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️
This is the future of MoM.
With all this talk on Boeing launching 797/MoM soon, would investing in Boeing and shorting Airbus be a good idea? Also, I think any Airbus response is basically the TRUE MoM, a 757 replacement, Boeing know this, which is why they're putting the 767 on steroids. Any A322/A321-neo-plus would decimate...Jump to post