Operators of Rolls Royce-powered Airbus A330s face more frequent inspections of engine inlet cowls following a European Aviation Safety Agency mandate based on revised recommendations from Airbus. The checks, first mandated in September 2011, focus on acoustic panels that line the inlet's inner surface. Two cases of collapsed inlets linked to disbonding triggered the initial inspection requirements. EASA's initial directive, based on a May 2011 Airbus service bulletin, called for detailed ...

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