Qantas has 12 A380s in its fleet, with the latest checks occurring well before the 1,300 flight cycle is reached.
What does FC stand for?
FC stands for Flight Cycle (aviation)
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We have 109 other meanings of FC in our Acronym Attic
- Fixed Coverage
- Flag Carrier (used in Capture the Flag game)
- Flame-Cut (technical drawings)
- Fleet Commander (science fiction)
- Flight Chart
- Flight Clearance
- Flight Commander
- Flight Computer
- Flight Control
- Flight Crew
Samples in periodicals archive:
After several thousand hours of service and several hundred complete flight cycles, the Simrit E454 O-rings were examined and found to be in "as new" condition in terms of dimensions and physical properties.
The FAA order will require inspections using electromagnetic technology in specific areas of the fuselage on certain Boeing 737 aircraft in the -300, -400 and -500 series that have accumulated more than 30,000 flight cycles.
To date, the fleet of over 800 engines in service worldwide has logged nearly two million flight hours and more than one million flight cycles without a single engine-related event.
This configuration was introduced in September 2007 and, to date, the fleet of over 800 engines in service worldwide has logged nearly 2 million flight hours and more than 1 million flight cycles without a single engine-related event.
It had accumulated around 7,000 flight hours in about 2,800 flight cycles.
The second milestone was passed in Dresden where fatigue tests on the A380 reached 10,000 flight cycles.
The aircraft has flown 32,000 flight cycles to date - each representing one takeoff and one landing.