A question for the Airbus devotees

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What is the small yellow tag with two small holes on the A320 and A319 wings
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I'm no devotee, but I read somewhere that the tag is there for flight attendants to attach a guide rope to for evacuations.
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well im an Airbus devotee and i have no clue, ive always wondered about that and my guess is thats where the wings are held when they're manufacturing them
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well im an Airbus devotee and i have no clue, ive always wondered about that and my guess is thats where the wings are held when they're manufacturing them
If true, thats some pretty sloppy manufacturing then ;)
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well, does the job though

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The small yellow items are where the engineers can attach their harnesses, while working on the wing. I understand several aircraft types have similar harness attachment points on their wings.
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The small yellow items are where the engineers can attach their harnesses, while working on the wing. I understand several aircraft types have similar harness attachment points on their wings.
Now that sounds very plausible. I know the 757 has a loop on the upper surface, just outboard of the engine. I think the 767 has one too.
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It's not for the engineers use. They are as said above. In the top of the overwing exits there are two escape ropes. During an evacuation these are connected to the attachment points. This provides the passengers with a make shift hand rail to make things a bit safer. Only aircraft with overwing exits have them.So some B767 and B757 aircraft will have them and some won't. Hope this clears things up ?

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Bmused and Softlad are right, that is what they are for. The only airline I've worked for that included them in their evacuation drill was Excalibur. All of the others felt that it would waste time during an evacuation setting them up. I'm inclined to agree. On Excalibur aircraft the ropes were kept in the very narrow locker above the overwing exits not built into the exit frames. No other aircraft I've worked on, including other airline's 319/320 aircraft have had any ropes fitted for this use. It always seemed especially strange to me that Airbus bothered with this as the 320 family has an off-wing slide. 1L.
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good to know I've not gone completely mad then :D
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747 has them as well.
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747 has them as well.
Didn't know that! One learns something new everyday
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good to know I've not gone completely mad then :D
not quite yet...:D