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EASA reports on DHC-8-400 airworthiness review meeting
7 November 2007

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) met with officials of the airworthiness authorities of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Canada as well as representatives of plane manufacturer Bombardier and component manufacturer Goodrich regarding an airworthiness review for the Bombardier Dash 8-400 aircraft.
All participants concluded that the incident of an SAS Dash 8-400 on 27 October at Copenhagen was not due to a design error and that the airworthiness of the aircraft is maintained. The Agency understands that the Scandinavian airworthiness authorities will reissue the Certificates of Airworthiness relevant to this aircraft type in the coming days.
The meeting also confirmed that the incidents with SAS aircraft on 9 September and 12 September were not related to the incident on 27 October. The Agency has already addressed these previous incidents with the remedial actions prescribed in its Airworthiness Directives issued on 13 September and 16 October. (EASA)