Qantas is preparing for the re-entry into service of its first A380, the Nancy Bird Walton, following a highly successful repair/rebuild programme that underscores the effectiveness and reactivity of Airbus’ global engineering network.
This comprehensive effort addressed damage resulting from a 2010 Rolls-Royce engine failure, and included replacement of the jetliner’s no. 2 engine and pylon, port wing electrical wiring system, flap and fairing components; along with repair of fuselage and skin panels, internal stringers and equipment, as well as additional processes.
Working in close coordination with Qantas since last July, more than 70,000 Airbus engineering man-hours were involved in preparing the jetliner at facilities in Singapore– helping clear the way for the two extensive test flights and subsequent handover back to Qantas at a special ceremony at Changi Airport on Saturday 21 April. (Source Airbus)
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