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Airbus A321neo operators alerted over possibility of excessive pitch attitudes

Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Everett 757, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes.

    The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has disclosed that the revision follows analysis of the re-engined type’s elevator and aileron computer.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...tors-alerted-over-excessive-pitch-ano-459718/
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Interesting! I guess Boeing isn’t the only one dealing with a pitch attitude problem on their planes. Airbus also has it with the re-engined A321. These bigger engines on an older type stretched airframe seem to cause problems with pitch control.
     
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    Yep, All Airbuses have the BUAP(Rockwel Thales) installed on them too. :eek:
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Interesting! :eek:
     
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    Jeeze the new engine Airbus A321NEO equipped with the Leap engine has a similar problem to Boeing 737MAX. Amazing!!! At least 346 people didn't die first before Airbus admitted this. Must be problematic to retrofit old airframes with new engines for all manufacturers.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Yes, it’s becoming clear that a completely new airframe design probably outweighs any supposed cost savings by trying to retrofit old airframe.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    I wonder if Airbus has a quick and easy fix for this, or if it also has more problems yet to be discovered?
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I would imagine if Boeing doesn't, neither does Airbus.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    You’re probably right. These modern computer controlled planes are way to complicated for an easy fix.
     
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