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UAE investigates serious incident of A340-600 with unreliable airspeed indications
23 March 2013

UAE investigates serious incident of A340-600 with unreliable airspeed indications

23 March 2013

The General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates is investigating a serious incident involving unreliable airspeed indications on an Airbus A340 over the Indian Ocean in February 2013.

EASA issues emergency AD on A330/A340 angle of attack probes

5 December 2012

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) to ensure that flight crews, in case of Angle Of Attack (AOA ) probes blockage on certain Airbus A330 and A340 models, apply the applicable emergency procedure.

Hong Kong CAD issues final report on A340 attempted taxiway takeoff

14 January 2012

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department released the final investigation report into the serious incident involving an Airbus A340 that attempted to take off from a taxiway. The serious incident occurred on November 27, 2010. The incident flight involved a Finnair Airbus A340-313X which operated on flight AY070 from Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH) to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport […]

Report: Incorrect take-off data causes A340-500 tailstrike and runway overrun at Melbourne

16 December 2011

The incorrect entry of take-off weight data that resulted in the tailstrike and runway overrun of an Emirates Airbus A340 aircraft in 2009 was not a unique event. Similar events continue to occur throughout the world, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The ATSB published the final report of its investigation into a […]

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 […]

Hong Kong CAD issues preliminary report on A340 attempted taxiway takeoff

23 December 2010

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department released a preliminary investigation report into the serious incident involving an Airbus A340 that attempted to take off from a taxiway. The serious incident occurred on November 27, 2010. The incident flight involved a Finnair Airbus A340-313X which operated on flight AY070 from Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH) to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport […]

Serious incident: Finnair A340 attempts takeoff from Hong Kong taxiway

3 December 2010

The  Accident Investigation Division of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, HKCAD has launched an investigation into a serious incident in which an A340 attempted to takeoff from a taxiway. The incident happened on November 26, 2010  as Finnair Flight 70 was cleared to takeoff at Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport.  The tower controller noted […]

ATSB: investigation update on A340 tailstrike accident

18 December 2009

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its Interim Factual report into the tailstrike involving Airbus A340-500 aircraft, registered A6-ERG, during takeoff at Melbourne Airport, Vic. on the evening of 20 March 2009. The aircraft was being operated on a scheduled passenger flight from Melbourne to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The investigation has […]

EASA issues emergency AD requiring A330/A340 hydraulic system inspection

13 October 2009

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) requiring a hydraulic power – high pressure manifold check valve inspection on Airbus A330 and A340 models. An A330 operator experienced a low level of the Yellow hydraulic circuit due to a loose of check valve part number (P/N) CAR401. During the inspection […]

EASA issues emergency AD on A330/A340 pitot probe issues

22 September 2009

EASA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) regarding Airbus A330 and A340 models fitted with specific Goodrich pitot probes. Several reports have recently been received of loose pneumatic quickdisconnect unions on Goodrich pitot probes P/N 0851HL. These may be the result of mis-torque of the affected unions at equipment manufacturing level. Investigations are still on-going […]