The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is set to issue an airworthiness directive (AD) on the Engine Alliance powerplants for Airbus A380s, following a similar move by the FAA after the discovery of a fracture in the fan hub of a failed GP7200. “The investigation in this case is led by the BEA [France’s air accident investigation agency] in close coordination with experts from EASA and the FAA. Following the recent examination of retrieved engine parts, mandatory actions ...

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