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EASA plans to mandate replacement of air speed indicator probes
31 July 2009

EASA plans to mandate replacement of air speed indicator probes

31 July 2009

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) plans to propose an Airworthiness Directive mandating that all Airbus A330/A340 aircraft currently fitted with Thales pitot probes must be fitted with at least two Goodrich probes, allowing a maximum of one Thales BA type probe to remain fitted on the aircraft (each aircraft is equipped with 3 pitot […]

ATSB: preliminary report on A340-500 tail strike accident at Melbourne

30 April 2009

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its Preliminary Factual report into the tail strike involving Airbus A340-500, A6-ERG, during takeoff at Melbourne Airport at approximately 10:31 PM 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. It […]

AAIU finds electric wiring problems in A340 fire incident investigation

13 February 2009

Irish air accident investigators released a preliminary report regarding an incident involving a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340 en route from Heathrow to Chicago in January 2009. A small fire broke out in the bottom of the waste bin storage compartment of the bar unit in the First Class area. The fire was located in a […]

EASA issues emergency AD on A330/A340 ADIRU issues

16 January 2009

EASA issued an emergency airworthiness directive covering procedures to be applied in case of certain “NAV – IR” fault indications on the Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) of certain Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The AD supersedes an earlier emergency AD dated December 18, 2008. It was issued following an accident in October 2008 when […]

French BEA releases final report on A340 engine test accident at Toulouse

9 December 2008

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses published the final report of their investigation into the Airbus A340-600 accident at Toulouse Airport in November 2007. A ground crew was conducting pre-delivery engine and brake tests when the airplane ran into a concrete containment wall. The accident was occurred because the tests were carried out without chocks […]

UK AAIB issues Special Bulletin on Airbus A340 landing incident at Nairobi

25 July 2008

The flight crew of an A340 landing at Nairobi (NBO) stated that they became visual with the runway at a height of 300-200 ft. At the decision height of 200 ft, both pilots could see all the approach lights and a good section of runway lights. The autopilot was disconnected at 100 ft radio altitude […]

Air France, insurers suing Toronto Airport, NavCanada over 2005 crash

4 June 2008

Air France and its insurers are suing the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, and NavCanada for some $180 million, charging they all cut corners that contributed to the crash of its Airbus A340 in 2005. The airline says the design of Toronto International Airport’s runway 24L failed to ensure there was an “adequate margin of safety […]

TSB issues final report on Airbus A340 runway overrun and fire – Toronto

12 December 2007

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report into the runway overrun of an Air France Airbus A340 at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport on August 2, 2005. The aircraft approached Toronto in a severe and rapidly changing thunderstorm with shifting winds and limited visibility. It came in too high and too […]