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19 May 2015
19. May 2015 Defence and Space

Statement regarding Alert Operator Transmission (AOT) to A400M operators

A400M MSN4 lands in Seville / 12th May 2015

Airbus Defence and Space has today (Tuesday 19 May) sent an Alert Operator Transmission (AOT) to all operators of the A400M informing them about specific checks to be performed on the fleet.

To avoid potential risks in any future flights, Airbus Defence and Space has informed the operators about necessary actions to take. In addition, these results have immediately been shared with the official investigation team. 

The AOT requires Operators to perform one-time specific checks of the Electronic Control Units (ECU) on each of the aircraft’s engines before next flight and introduces additional detailed checks to be carried out in the event of any subsequent engine or ECU replacement.

This AOT results from Airbus Defence and Space’s internal analysis and is issued as part of the Continued Airworthiness activities, independently from the on-going Official investigation.

Contacts for the media

Maggie Bergsma 
+49 151 4618 8234
maggie.bergsma@airbus.com 

Kieran Daly 
+34 689 66 96 61 
kieran.daly.external@military.airbus.com 

Ambra Canale 
+34 689 66 94 02 
ambra.canale@airbus.com 

Javier López 
+34 689 66 86 57 
javier.lopez.ramirez@airbus.com 

Florian Taitsch 
+49 151 1683 1052 
florian.taitsch@airbus.com 

Gregory Gavroy 
+ 33 1 39 06 89 42 
gregory.gavroy@astrium.eads.net

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