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timelapse AirBus A380 "overhaul"

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 02:44 PM
this video gives some idea how far aircraft are stripped down on a regular basis - I've put it in here to give non-aviation people some idea of the depth of maintenance that occurs, so they can stop with the "it's all hidden" nonsense.

A 3-C check like this might take 1-2 weeks elapsed time - at a small airline we used to take 2 weeks to do the equivalent on a 737, and they got 1 such check per 3000 flying hours - about every 13-14 months. I don't know what the interval is in an A380 - perhaps it is as long as every 2-3 years as maintenance practices and aircraft reliability are so much better on more modern aircraft.

And of course between the major tear-downs the aircraft is also undergoing regular inspections, components are being replaced as their overhaul/inspection/fine life comes due, etc.

edit on 20-11-2014 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 02:47 PM
There .. fixed that for you:

posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 02:53 PM
a reply to: H1ght3chHippie

Ta- I see the YT system is now back to only having the vid number and not the rest of the URL - will edit it....

posted on Nov, 22 2014 @ 02:25 PM
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul

That's a lot of work. Neat video.

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