Airbus A310s losing their tip fences – anyone got a picture?

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The whole subject of winglets and tip fences has been discussed to death over the years and there are still plenty of people who believe that their main function is marketing – like go-faster stripes. Regardless of the truth, I’ve never actually heard of them falling off before.

So rather embarrassing for Airbus then that that is exactly what’s been going on. At least three operators have suffered the experience. EASA is worried about the poor souls on the ground below and so if you’ve got A310s – especially -300s – you’re going to have to do something about it. Repetitive inspections and/or replacement of them it turns out. Full details here.

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3 Responses to Airbus A310s losing their tip fences – anyone got a picture?

  1. Random visitor July 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    The link to the full details doesn’t go anywhere. It seems to be incompletely formed “http:///” :-(

  2. Random visitor July 17, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    Yup, it’s fixed thanks :-)

  3. Kieran Daly April 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Sorry, my fault. Should be OK now.

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