Indonesian Transport Ministry Starts A320 Checks

Indonesia’s Transport Ministry has begun checks on A320s operated by the country’s airlines after findings into AirAsia Flight QZ8501’s crash discovered potential issues with the aircraft’s rudder travel limiter units (RTLU).

Indonesia’s Transport Ministry has begun checks on A320s operated by the country’s airlines after findings into AirAsia Flight QZ8501’s crash discovered potential issues with the aircraft’s rudder travel limiter units (RTLU).

Crash investigators determined a faulty connection in Flight QZ8501’s RTLU contributed to the crash on December 28 last year, resulting in the death of 162 people.

As part of efforts to audit the aircraft, the Indonesia Transport Ministry will allocate 18 inspectors across 75 A320s operated by carriers including AirAsia, Garuda, Citilink and Lion Air.

While all aircraft operations will be allowed to continue as normal until the checks are completed in June 2016, the ministry said any aircraft experiencing repetitive trouble similar to that experienced by QZ8501 before its crash will be grounded.

 

TAGS: Asia Pacific
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