News

EASA Directive on 20 A380s

EASA Directive on 20 A380s

The European Aviation Safety Agency published an Airworthiness Directive yesterday to mandate a prompt detailed visual inspection of the wings of 20 Airbus A380.

This inspection, which applies to aircraft that have already completed more than 1,300 flights, will have to be performed within six weeks of 24th January 2012. Aircraft that have completed more than 1,800 flights will have to be inspected within four days of this date.

EASA and Airbus are working closely together to ensure the continuing safe operations of the A380 aircraft type. In accordance with EASA, Airbus has established a repair scheme if cracks are found during the inspection.

EASA said that it continues to review the situation closely. “As a result of the on-going investigation, further mandatory actions may be considered.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

More in News

Emirates Brunch

Emirates Carries Two-Millionth Passenger on Dublin-Dubai

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
Air Transat Toronto Christmas Market

Christmas and New Year in Toronto with Air Transat Festive Flight from Dublin

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
Dublin Airport South Gates 1

Dublin Airport Opens New Boarding Gate Area

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities at Camino Ways and Click&Go

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
Travelport Julian Eccles

Travelport Achieves IATA NDC Level 3 Certification

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
Travel Solutions 2018 Brochures

Travel Solutions Launches Four Brochures for 2018

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
St Stephen's NS

1,000 Performers to Entertain Passengers at Dublin Airport This Christmas

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
Cape Town Pass 1

Upgraded Cape Town Pass Helps Save Time and Money

Neil SteedmanDecember 14, 2017
Air Canada New Livery

Air Canada to Launch New Routes for Summer 2018

Neil SteedmanDecember 12, 2017

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland