Pieces range in price from $50 for a specially gift-boxed pen made out of a 747 circuit-breaker tab, to $5,900 for an industrial-chic bench built around a leading-edge slat
removed from the wing of a 727-200 jetliner, to $9,500 for a gleaming aluminum and stainless-steel wine bar made from the engine case of a retired DC-9/MD-80 airliner.
There is no separate indication in the cockpit for leading-edge slat
It has a distinctive high wing which incorporates leading-edge slats
and trailing-edge flaps to give short-take-off-and-landing capability.
While completing a turnaround inspection prior to aircraft launch, Petty Officer Hood discovered that the leading-edge slats
on the starboard wing were worn in several areas, which indicates metal-on-metal rubbing.
The Swiss VIP charter services company and cabin completions specialist has also embarked on a risk-sharing partnership with Belgian aerostructures company Sonaca to offer polished leading-edge slats
to operators of Airbus ACJ aircraft.
Its latest incident, involving an issue with the electrical system deploying leading-edge slats
, follows the cancellation of a service from New York Kennedy in mid-December.
CAA investigators explain that during the take-off run there was a false indication that the Nos 2 and 3 engine thrust reversers had unlocked, which automatically triggered retraction of the inboard wing leading-edge slats
at the point of rotation for take-off.
8 million) to Airbus to correct problems on a batch of leading-edge slats