The European Aviation Safety Agency is calling on operators of Airbus A320 family aircraft to address issues related to problems with the cargo loading system and cracking fuselage nuts. A May 5 airworthiness directive (AD) addresses a previously identified problem with tie-down points of YZ latches on the cargo loading system of A319s, A320s and A321s, which do not withstand maximum loading requirements and thereby potentially enable unrestrained cargo to cause damage in the forward and ...

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