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EasyJet Incidents Spotlight Takeoff-Data Error Risk

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Easyjet Airbus A320
Credit: Rob Finlayson
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 (AAIB) 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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