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A300 is a piece of junk

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Submitted by anonymous (United States), Sep 8, 2006 at 15:58

I am an a/c mechanic at JFK with American Airlines. And the real reason the 587 went down is the A300 is a piece of junk. The composite stabilizer is under engineered. The stabilizer should have been designed to withstand any inputs to the rudder the flight crew could apply. Another example is the inferior insulation on the wiring in the a/c. The wiring has thinner insulation to save wieght . It also has short wings which makes it harder to get to cruising altitude with a large load of fuel. It takes more hours to maintain than a Boeing 767.Boeing makes a better product than Airbus. Now Airbus is making the A-380, the largest commercial airliner. When one of those goes down it will kill 500+.

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