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Transport Canada issues emergency AD on DHC-8-400 wing to fuselage attachment joints
25 July 2011

Transport Canada issues emergency AD on DHC-8-400 wing to fuselage attachment joints

25 July 2011

Transport Canada issued an emergency airworthiness directive regarding wing to fuselage attachment joints on DHC-8-400 aircraft models. Transport Canada reports that there have been three in-service reports of cracked barrel nuts found at the front spar locations of the wing to fuselage attachment joints. Additionally, three operators have reported finding a loose washer in the barrel nut assembly. […]

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 […]

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. […]