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Thursday, June 14, 2018

A reader asked this question regarding the long turnaround time for a A380 "why is the A380 turn around time more than 1 hour?" (for most if not all aircrafts the turnaround time could be less than an hour)

"Singapore Captain" a regular visitor to my blog has this to say   "The A380 only uses reverse thrust on 2 engines thus the stress on the wheel brakes are greater. Airbus initially wanted to do away with thrust reverser to save weight but FAA will not certify the aircraft to be airworthy. That’s the reason for minimum time required on the ground to allow brakes to cool." 

During the more than 1 hour time required for the brakes to cool down, the crew on the turnaround flights (eg: SIN/HKG/SIN) are allowed to leave the aircraft.

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Singapore Captain said...

Wah bohtong thanks for remembering my existence! But now Cham Lah, airlines don’t like A380 liao, our first 2 A380, 9V SKA and SKB will be scrapped for parts, machiam like Singapore COR system, 10 years must scrap liao

Boh Tong said...

Singapore Captain it is ok la as long as you still
got a job..sure I remember you for your technical
expertise and contribution.

Singapore Captain said...

Nowadays not like before. Highly competitive environment. Bonus won’t be as good as before. Increment, mai gong liao lah. Like you said, got job is bonus liao