An overall endeavor is required to an A380 of Qantas Airways, Airbus service back after suffering an engine failure in flight above Indonesia in end of 2010. Nancy-Bird Walton, the super jumbo, after the pioneering aviator from Australia, is in the sky sports four latest engines and a strengthened and repaired the left wing, which will take place and a fresh from the Airbus factory in Toulouse.
It was the work of the largest aviation repair in existing remembrance, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Airbus engineers have worked all over the globe on a plane for 11 months, with about 40,000 tons of tools and parts. About 170 Airbus technicians from 8 various nations were part of the repair team, together with experts from Singapore and Qantas Airlines Engineering.
And the parties themselves have come from some parts of Asia, as well as France and Europe. It has also subjected to rigorous tests - both on the ground and during two test flights - before being given a free hand to start, the passengers again. On 4 November 2010, the Qantas A380 double-decker flying above Indonesia when an engine fixed to fire and blasted, because of what researchers afterward stated it was a broken oil line.
The "uncontained engine failure" in one of four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines sent debris in all directions over the wing, damage to the fuel tanks and a few cables and hydraulics. In addition, engine parts landed on the Indonesian island of Batam. The pilots were able to ground the plane securely reverse in Singapores Changi Airport, with no grievance to some of the 26 crew members and 433 passengers.
As part of cost of repairs, estimated at $ 139 million and covered by insurance, more than 6 miles of lines in the plane of the left wing was replaced. Maintenance Operations Manager Tim Gent Qantas said the total cost of the repairs and the cost of "do not come close" to the airplane on the ground to their redemption value.
The aircraft was scheduled to return to service on 28th April 2012 and bring the Qantas A380 fleet to 12 years.The national carrier should receive two more A380s in 2013, coming with six more to time from 2019.
The Director of the Center for integrated operations of Qantas, Alan Milne, said that representatives from the engine manufacturer, Rolls Royce, the opportunity to participate in the conference in the media were given today, but she left.
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