A series of high-profile airline failures in 2019 caused the proportion of impacted passengers to reach more than double the nine-year average, according to a study prepared for the European Commission.
Confusing local terminology contributed to a pair of identical incidents in which easyJet crews used thrust settings that were too low because their departure performance data calculations used the wrong runway takeoff points, a UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch report said. The incidents, which highlight the larger issue of takeoff-performance error risks, has led to changes at the airport.
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