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8 February 2012

EASA to extend A380 wing crack inspections to entire fleet

8 February 2012

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) publishes an updated Airworthiness Directive, extending the inspection for Airbus A380 wing cracks to the entire fleet of 67 operational aircraft.

EASA orders inspection of A380 for cracks in wing rib feet

20 January 2012

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD), ordering inspection of certain Airbus A380 aircraft for the possible presence of cracks in the wing rib feet.

EASA issues emergency AD on life limits of A330 and A340 landing gear parts

30 June 2011

The European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) effecting specific Airbus A330 and A340-200/-300 aeroplanes. EASA requires reduction of the existing main landing gear (MLG) bogie beam life limits and replacement of each MLG bogie beam that has already exceeded the new limit. During ground load test cycles on an A340-600 aeroplane, the MLG bogie beam […]

Dassault Falcon 7X flight suspension partly lifted

17 June 2011

On May 26, 2011 all flights involving Dassault Falcon 7X jets were prohibited following the EASA’s  issuance of  emergency AD 2011-0102-E. This suspension is now lifted for certain aircraft as of June 16, 2011. The suspension of flight operations was considered to be an interim measure pending the outcome of an investigation into a serious incident involving […]

EASA grounds all Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft pending incident investigation

26 May 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD), prohibiting flight operations of Dassault Falcon 7X jets. The AD is considered to be an interim measure pending the outcome of an investigation into a serious incident currently carried out by the manufacturer. Further AD action is expected to follow when additional information is available. […]

FAA will mandate inspections for early models of 737 aircraft

5 April 2011

The U.S. FAA issues an emergency directive that will require operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage. This action will initially apply to a total of approximately 175 aircraft worldwide, 80 of which are U.S.-registered aircraft. Most of the aircraft in the U.S. are operated […]

EASA amends emergency AD on Trent engines

22 November 2010

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a new  emergency airworthiness directive (2010-0242-E) for Rolls Royce RB211 Trent 900 series engines following a recent incident involving  such an engine on a Qantas A380.  This AD supersedes a previous emergency AD ( 2010-0236-E) that was issued on Novemer 10, 2010. Since issuance of AD 2010-0236-E, the incident investigation has […]

Transport Canada issues emergency AD on RegionalJet landing gear extension problems

19 October 2010

Transport Canada issued an emergency airworthiness directive (EAD CF-2010-36) for several models of the Canadair / Bombardier RegionalJet following main landing gear extension problems. Transport Canada reports two cases of main landing gear (MLG) failure to fully extend on CRJ aircraft.  Preliminary investigation has shown that interference between the MLG door and the MLG fairing seal […]

EASA issues emergency AD on Falcon 50 emergency brake installations

12 October 2010

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (2010-0208-E) with regards to an inspection of emergency brake installations on Dassault Falcon 50 jets. On two occurrences on Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft  in service, it was detected that two pipes of the emergency brake system #2 located near the nose landing gear bearing […]

FAA proposes civil penalty against American Airlines of $24.2 million

28 August 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $24.2 million civil penalty against American Airlines Inc. for failing to correctly follow an Airworthiness Directive involving the maintenance of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft. This civil penalty is the largest ever proposed by the FAA. The FAA alleges American did not follow steps outlined in […]