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Airplane Passenger Spots Worker Fixing Jet Engine With TAPE Moments Before Take-Off
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Weird7 years ago

Airplane Passenger Spots Worker Fixing Jet Engine With TAPE Moments Before Take-Off

How would you feel if you saw an airport worker taping up the aircraft you were about to take off in? In a viral Tweet that Easyjet passanger Adam Wood posted when he saw an engineer taping up his aircraft’s engine cover, he was anything but relaxed; “Always worrying when @easyJet are duct taping the plane together :-s #finaldestination.”

In all likelihood, however, the tape is probably not duct tape but speed tape, an aluminum-backed tape that can resist wind pressure, temperature changes, moisture and UV radiation that would rip ordinary duct tape apart. This has earned it the nickname of ‘600mph tape’ as well. Single rolls of varying strength can cost anywhere from $30 to more than $500!

More info: Twitter (h/t: independent)

“Always worrying when @easyJet are duct taping the plane together #finaldestination”

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JuneMaddigan
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7 years ago

It's actually a covering protecting the joins behind the rivet line from dust etc. You can see from the photo that there has been tape on it before. The old tape has been taken off for inspection & new tape is being put on - I would think. All normal procedure. Stewart Maddigan CPL/RA Aus Instructor/L2 maintainer/Chief UAV Pilot with Interspacial Aviation Services Pty Ltd (based in Perth WA)

JuneMaddigan
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7 years ago

Daily Mail says that it is speed tape, widely used as protection of dust & stuff getting in. Very common in the aviation sector - so please, don't fret about flying Virgin!

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RobertManigold
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7 years ago

that's not duct tape. it's speed tape.

Kinslee the witches apprentice
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9 months ago

This ia not duct tape it is a type of tape called speed tape that is used for airplanes. Its not going to make stuff fall off.

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JuneMaddigan
Community Member
7 years ago

It's actually a covering protecting the joins behind the rivet line from dust etc. You can see from the photo that there has been tape on it before. The old tape has been taken off for inspection & new tape is being put on - I would think. All normal procedure. Stewart Maddigan CPL/RA Aus Instructor/L2 maintainer/Chief UAV Pilot with Interspacial Aviation Services Pty Ltd (based in Perth WA)

JuneMaddigan
Community Member
7 years ago

Daily Mail says that it is speed tape, widely used as protection of dust & stuff getting in. Very common in the aviation sector - so please, don't fret about flying Virgin!

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RobertManigold
Community Member
7 years ago

that's not duct tape. it's speed tape.

Kinslee the witches apprentice
Community Member
9 months ago

This ia not duct tape it is a type of tape called speed tape that is used for airplanes. Its not going to make stuff fall off.

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