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Old 09-08-2020, 06:35 PM   #1  
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Default Rain causes A220 Engine Failure

Canada has put out an AD over an issue where rain leaks into the avionics bay and has caused engine shutdowns and other problems:

https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a220...gine-shutdown/
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Can't really blame them, they don't have liquid rain up there... too cold. IIRC the CRJ had a similar issue, they had to move a relay or a bus so it wouldn't lose all AC power in the rain.

Now as to why the CRJ had the worst cold-soak gremlins of any plane I've ever flown...
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Now as to why the CRJ had the worst cold-soak gremlins of any plane I've ever flown...
In cold weather, truckers leave their diesel rigs running when the go in to eat. Should the CRJ be the same?🤪
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Nothing like coffee over the center pedestal.
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In cold weather, truckers leave their diesel rigs running when the go in to eat. Should the CRJ be the same?🤪

Actually... yes, it's designed to have the APU run all night unattended, although I don't think any US operators actually did that.
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Actually... yes, it's designed to have the APU run all night unattended, although I don't think any US operators actually did that.
The CRJ APU would auto-shutdown for a fire warning. But at Mesa we weren't allowed to leave the jet unattended with the APU running. Landing at CLT in heavy rain and mod turbulence we got an airspeed spilt of about 20 KIAS. Survey said it was the F/O's speed that was in error so I did the landing. Called MX and they said no write up, that was normal in heavy rain
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I think the Wright Brothers had the same problem in rain. And they never got it fixed. 🤪
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The CRJ APU would auto-shutdown for a fire warning. But at Mesa we weren't allowed to leave the jet unattended with the APU running. Landing at CLT in heavy rain and mod turbulence we got an airspeed spilt of about 20 KIAS. Survey said it was the F/O's speed that was in error so I did the landing. Called MX and they said no write up, that was normal in heavy rain
While I never flew the CRJ, Iím pretty certain splits due to rain are not normal. Flew Challengers and Globals in heavy rain, never a split.
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Thatís funny, I thought TS was referring to the A350s.

https://www.businessinsider.com/airb...edesign-2020-9
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