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    Well there's....

    ...your problem.


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    when in doubt C4

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    Should be more careful going round the corner near that fence post!

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    Bit of polish will sort that,

    If those turbine blades had exited into the cabin rather than away from the cabin you would have had one A380 on the ground/sea in a million bits and everyone dead. :/

    Very unusual. I am suprised other airlines have not grounded their A380's too. Guess that sums up other airlines commitment to safety....

    Butuz

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    Thats quite amazing hows its gone, did anyone watch a documentary a few months ago on BBC about Rolls Royce they were featuring engines used on planes and how they are made and tested and how they as part of testing blow them up, chuck stuff in them to make them explode to check they contain themselves and don't shred themselves etc was very impressive but cost millions to test!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Very unusual. I am suprised other airlines have not grounded their A380's too. Guess that sums up other airlines commitment to safety....

    Butuz
    They have now. Just heard my ex was supposed to be flying to Singapore in one courtesy of Singapore Airlines today and they have been put off with no new date/time as yet.

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    My husband has been seconded to Sydney for 6 months and flew out last Saturday. He was supposed to be returning via Singapore on a Qantas A380 next Friday...

    I have a feeling he won't be spending a week in the UK then

    As I understand it, not all the A380s have Rolls Royce engines which is why some of the airlines are still flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Very unusual. I am suprised other airlines have not grounded their A380's too. Guess that sums up other airlines commitment to safety....
    QANTAS has been kinda forced into it based on a "few" safety issues over the past couple of years.

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    john: i saw that documentary, it was amazing to be honest. showing how each blade is crafted, up to the testing and demolition of engines for safety testing.
    best bit was most of that was at the rolls royce place right near our school

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    Hmmm, that must have been one fat pidgeon.....

    My favourite bit, bottom left corner of the engine, you can clearly see a sign reminding not to put people in the Engine

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    Are Qantas starting a new route from Singapore to Singapore?

    BBC News - Second Qantas jet in engine scare

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    Very unusual. I am suprised other airlines have not grounded their A380's too. Guess that sums up other airlines commitment to safety....
    Others including emirates dont use the rolls royce engines. You can get the A380 with Engine Alliance engines.

    If those turbine blades had exited into the cabin rather than away from the cabin you would have had one A380 on the ground/sea in a million bits and everyone dead. :/
    You would probably have had rapid decompression but the chances are it wouldn't have crashed. There have been many times aircraft survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    john: i saw that documentary, it was amazing to be honest. showing how each blade is crafted, up to the testing and demolition of engines for safety testing.
    best bit was most of that was at the rolls royce place right near our school
    Thats was a good documentary if I remember correctly they explosively detached a blade from the engine and the engine had to contain all the debris in order to pass, that was one big bang.

    Ben

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    This one I think?

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