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EASA proposes Airbus Flight Control Primary Computer software update in wake of AF447 accident
3 August 2011

EASA proposes Airbus Flight Control Primary Computer software update in wake of AF447 accident

3 August 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing an Airworthiness Directive for an Airbus A330/A340 Flight Control Primary Computer (FCPC) software update in the wake of the fatal accident involving Air France flight AF447. EASA states that it has been determined that, when there are significant differences between all airspeed sources, the flight controls of an […]

BEA releases third interim report on AF447 accident

29 July 2011

The French BEA releases the third interim report in the course of their investigation into the cause of the fatal accident involving an Air France Airbus A330 in the Atlantic Ocean. The third BEA Interim Report will be published on Friday 29 July 2011. This report will present the exact circumstances of the accident with an […]

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 […]

BEA publishes AF447 investigation update

27 May 2011

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) released an update with factual findings of their investigation into the AF447 accident. Faced with the regular disclosure of partial and often approximate information since 16 May, the BEA wished to publish the update  so as to inform the families of the victims and the public about the first facts established, […]

AF447 flight recorders arrive in Paris for analysis

14 May 2011

The flight recorders of Air France flight 447 have been lifted from the Ocean and have been transported to a BEA facility in France. In the week following May 3, 2011 several parts of the wreckage of the Air France Airbus A330 have been lifted from the Ocean. Flight recorders, parts from the avionics bay […]

Air France debris from 2009 crash found in Atlantic Ocean

4 April 2011

A search team has found bodies and wreckage from the Air France Airbus A330 aircraft that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009. The vessel Alucia had started searching on March 25, 2011 using unmanned submarines. Pieces of wreckage including an  engine, landing gear and fuselage and wing parts were discovered on the Ocean […]

ATSB concludes investigation into unreliable airspeed indication incident involving an Airbus A330

27 January 2011

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) concluded their investigation into an unreliable airspeed indication incident involving an Airbus A330. On 28 October 2009, an Airbus A330-202 aircraft, registered VH-EBA, was being operated as Jetstar flight 12 on a scheduled passenger service from Narita, Japan to Coolangatta, Australia. Soon after entering cloud at 39,000 ft, there […]

Report: A330 emergency descent due to bleed air system interruption (Taiwan)

30 August 2010

The Aviation Safety Council (ASC) of Taiwan issued several safety recommendations as a result of their investigation into an  occurrence when an Airbus A330 made an emergency descent due to temporary interruption in the bleed air system supply. On September 14, 2008 an Airbus A330-300, registered B-HLH, operated by Cathhay Pacific as regularly scheduled Flight […]

Emergency AD: A330 main fuel pump system

15 March 2010

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive EAD 2010-0042-E regarding the main fuel pump system and water scavenge system on certain Airbus A330 aircraft. During a recent in-service event the flight crew of a Trent 700 powered A330 aircraft reported a temporary Engine Pressure Ratio (EPR) shortfall on engine 2 during […]

BEA releases second interim report on Air France Airbus A330 accident

17 December 2009

The French accident investigating agency BEA released the second interim report of their investigation into the fatal Air France Airbus A330 accident in June 2009. The airplane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board. This report covers further analysis of: – the elements of wreckage recovered, – the meteorological situation, – the […]