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EASA issues emergency AD to inspect Airbus A300/A310 for possible loose oxygen cylinders
2 November 2012

EASA issues emergency AD to inspect Airbus A300/A310 for possible loose oxygen cylinders

2 November 2012

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) requiring the inspection of portable oxygen cylinders in certain overhead stowage compartments of Airbus A300-600 and A310 aircraft.

Preliminary report issued on Iran Air A300 engine failure and runway excursion at Stockholm

23 January 2011

The Swedish Accident Investigation Board SHK issued a preliminary report on a serious incident that occurred in January 2010 involving an Iran Air Airbus A300 which suffered a runway excursion during an aborted takeoff. The aircraft involved, an Airbus A300-600 registered EP-IBB, had earlier the same day been operated from Tehran with flight number IRA […]

EASA issues emergency AD for Airbus A300-600 pitch uncoupling unit inspections

19 November 2010

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergergency airworthiness directive (EASA EAD 2010-0239-E)  mandating an inspection of Airbus A300-600 pitch uncoupling units. During a routine maintenance check on an A300-600 aeroplane, the operator found the pitch uncoupling unit installed at an incorrect location. The pitch uncoupling unit was inverted with the rod assembly. After a […]

Flightdeck video of ACT A300 landing accident at Bagram

12 March 2010

On March 1, 2010 an Airbus A300 cargo plane, owned by Turkish carrier ACT Airlines, suffered a landing accident at Bagram Air Base (BPM), Afghanistan. The left hand main gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest on the side of the runway. The airplane, registered TC-ACB, suffered substantial damage but the five crew members […]

NTSB seeks rudder changes on Airbus A300-600s

28 May 2004

In a safety recommendation letter, the NTSB urged the FAA to require Airbus to alter the design of the control that limits the A.300 rudder’s movement when the aircraft is changing speeds quickly. Too much back-and-forth motion can result in too much aerodynamic load, or air pressure, on the vertical tail. The recommendation arose from […]