A380s tested over air leak problems

Last updated 10:57 17/07/2014

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

Photographer stunned by baby on cliff edge Mexico to airlift tourists after Hurricane Odile Passenger films flames shooting out of plane engine Tourism exec unhappy about Ebola reports Malaysia Airlines flight turns around Fog envelops Auckland, delays flights Qantas policy leaves passenger out of pocket Dear [insert name], Qantas 'fobs off' complaint Boeing employees are scared to fly their own planes Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike

Airbus has advised airliners to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a fall in the cabin pressure.

The company said it's assessed noisy doors on some aircraft, following an air leak on a Singapore Airlines flight in January that caused the cabin pressure to drop, and found 10 per cent of those tested needed reinforcing.

Airbus spokesman Justin Dubon said the company had "identified and understood the root cause of the A380 troubles" and that they were related to the door seal.

Dubon said Airbus would fix problems found by airlines.

The door, he insisted, "can't open midflight".

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content