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Spin Doctor
09-21-2006, 02:42 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/markandannie/Jokes/airbusjob.jpg

Elninio
09-21-2006, 03:40 PM
i dont think its funny but i do think its very clever. Im smiling :D:D:D

thistle
09-21-2006, 03:53 PM
I flew in and out of Tolouse last year,you can see Airbus as you fly in ,I want ed to take the factory tour , but might have faced a rebellion, maybe next time though.

wierdscience
09-21-2006, 08:45 PM
Ya,and that looks a lot like a "Snap-tite" model:D:D

Mcgyver
09-21-2006, 09:22 PM
thats a keeper, thanks :D:D:D

sch
09-21-2006, 09:23 PM
Short Airbus video on building A340-600s. Snappy sound track.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHNv84suypU
Another video on how A330 planes are made and painted (same sound track):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilXDziiS7H0

Rustybolt
09-22-2006, 09:57 AM
Don't laugh. Most modern jet aircraft are glued together.

WORMgearster
09-22-2006, 10:15 AM
What the hell does that mean... "the doors are armed"?????

When I fly on the Airbus, right before take off the flight attendants will check the doors and announce over the speakers that the doors are armed... probably not the right words I would use.:eek:

Evan
09-22-2006, 12:35 PM
When the doors are armed opening them will deploy the emergency slide automatically.

WORMgearster
09-22-2006, 01:04 PM
That makes sense. Thanks Evan :)

CCWKen
09-22-2006, 01:18 PM
I think my uncle did a lot of the design/testing work on the GE engines for one of the Airbus models. The engines were HUGE! He sent a picture of him standing in front of one. The intake cowling looked like it could easily be 12' tall. I'll have to send him a copy of the cartoon. :D

sch
09-22-2006, 06:43 PM
Largest turbofan engines now made have fan diameters in the 102-108" range, cowling would be a bit larger, foot or so perhaps. Thrusts are approaching the 45-48 ton range.

Evan
09-22-2006, 06:55 PM
Thrusts are approaching the 45-48 ton range.

Good illustration of that in this short video.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5449985769315266652

CCWKen
09-22-2006, 10:43 PM
Largest turbofan engines now made have fan diameters in the 102-108" range, cowling would be a bit larger, foot or so perhaps. Thrusts are approaching the 45-48 ton range.

I just looked it up. Apparently, the engines are being used on Boeing jets with the Airbus pending due to an airframe change. The Boeing 787 with two of the GEnX engines has a MTOW of 216.5 tons. :eek:

The engines have an 111" fan.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3b/NW_Boeing_787.jpg

dp
09-23-2006, 12:41 AM
Good illustration of that in this short video.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5449985769315266652

I always hated getting the warnings from the Orange County tower to 'Caution wing turbulence from arriving aircraft on 19 right'. Like my flivver is going to be up to it. Why they didn't just say 'depart at your own peril' I'll never know.

John Stevenson
09-23-2006, 04:55 AM
Quote:-

Engine certification was achieved on schedule in October 2004 through the new European Aviation Safety Agency. Even though it will operate initially at a maximum take-off thrust of 70,000lb, the Trent 900 is cleared at an 80,000lb rating, allowing margin for future growth. It reached thrusts in excess of 90,000lb during early test bed running.
With a fan diameter of 116 inches, the Trent 900 is physically the largest engine ever built by Rolls-Royce. It is also the world’s cleanest large turbofan engine, measured by emissions per pound of thrust.




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