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EASA to extend A380 wing crack inspections to entire fleet
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.

NTSB investigation A380 wing clipping incident at New York-JFK (w/video)

12 April 2011

The U.S. NTSB is investigating a wing clipping incident that occurred on April 11, 2011 at 20:25 local time. An Air France Airbus A380, registered F-HPJD and a Comair CRJ701ER, registered N641CA, both sustained minor damage in a ground collision occurrence at New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK). The Airbus A380 was operating […]

ATSB: Manufacturing problem potential factor in recent A380 engine failure

2 December 2010

The ATSB has issued a safety recommendation about potential engine problems in some Airbus A380 aircraft. The ATSB is investigating an occurrence involving a Qantas A380 aircraft that experienced engine failure over Batam Island, Indonesia on 4 November 2010. The aircraft landed safely in Singapore having returned with the aircraft’s No 2 engine shut down. There […]

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 […]

EASA issues emergency AD on Trent engines following Qantas A380 engine failure

11 November 2010

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) for Rolls Royce RB211 Trent 900 series engines following a recent incident involving  such an engine on a Qantas A380. The incident happened on November 4, 2010 when engine nr 2. on a Qantas Airbus A380, VH-OQA, suffered an uncontained failure shortly after takeoff from Singapore. […]