BA To Maintain A380 Evacuation Slides

British Airways (BA) has received manufacturer approval to overhaul the evacuation slides on its A380 fleet.

British Airways (BA) has received manufacturer approval to overhaul the evacuation slides on its A380 fleet.

The flag carrier’s interiors division, British Airways Interiors Engineering, will carry out inflation systems checks, component repairs and replacement, as well as slide testing and repacking on eight A380s at its Blackwood facility in Wales.

According to BA it is the world’s first airline to be approved by UTC Aerospace Systems to maintain the slides.

The certification was awarded after 10 BA technicians underwent slide maintenance training at UTC's facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

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