With aviation safety being of paramount importance to Airbus and following the engine failure of Qantas A380 flight QF32 on 4th November 2010 Airbus has issued an All Operators Telex asking A380 operators with Rolls-Royce engines for power plant inspections to ensure continuous safe operations of the fleet. The document supports the requirements issued previously by engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. Operators with Engine Alliance engines are not concerned.
In line with the ICAO Annex 13 international convention, Airbus will provide full technical assistance to the French BEA as well as to the Australian authorities who will be responsible for the investigation. A team of specialists from Airbus has arrived in Singapore.
Airbus will make further information available as soon as cleared by the authorities for release.