British Airways Boeing 777 accident – Rolls-Royce fix mandated

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The investigation into the loss of British Airways Boeing 777 BA038 at Heathrow last year continues, but now the fuel-oil heat-exchanger (FOHE) thought to be at the heart of the matter has been redesigned by Rolls-Royce. European operators anyway have got until the end of next year or or 6,000 flight hours, whichever comes sooner, to fit it. No doubt the FAA will follow up with the same thing.

The EASA airworthiness directive (AD) doesn’t tell you anything more about it – but here it is anyway.

I recently blogged about the research going on in France around this affair. Still a very difficult issue.

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