EASA Orders Change To Airbus A330/340 Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer Actuators

The European Aviation Safety Agency is ordering swaps of high-cycle trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuators (THSAs) on Airbus A330s and older A340s after tests on a similar design fitted on A380s showed less-than-expected life limits. Airbus says the problem is in the THSA’s no-back brake, which...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.