Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A380 evacuation test

This video shows the evacuation certification for the new A380.

Basically any new aircraft type need to meet the safety standard set by the authority before it is given go ahead.

This test was done about 2 years ago and they are all Airbus employee. If I remember correctly it went smoothly with only a couple of people suffer from broken bone.

It is quite amazing actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weOcrP7u7Y8

1 comment:

FatBoi IN MaeSai said...

Actually I saw the documentary on Discovery Channel. Those are not employees of airbus but actually volunteers!!! heheh .. They asked for volunteers online and place adverts in papers. They actually get people from all over Europe! The docu got interview some jokers and some are from Germany, UK and etc.. Not sure they are paid but I guess they are insured if anything goes wrong.