Tag: Airbus A340

Lufthansa Airbus A340 Bursts 4 Main Tyres on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa Airbus A340, performing flight from Munich to Mexico City, landed on Mexico City’s runway 05L but burst 4 main tyres during roll out. While the aircraft taxied towards the apron smoke emanated from the landing gear prompting the crew to declare Mayday reporting “we have fire on the aircraft, we need the fire brigade”. […]

SWISS Says Goodbye To Last Avro RJ100

Reading Time: 2 minutes Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) removed the final Avro RJ100 from flight operations after over 15 years as part of its fleet. The last of a total of 21 aircraft took off from Geneva this morning and made its last official landing at Zurich airport. Immediately after landing in Zurich, the aircraft registered under HB-IYZ […]

EASA Issues Airbus A340 Thrust Reverser AD

Reading Time: 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency issued an airworthiness directive (AD 2016-0236) that places a life limit on CFM56-5C thrust reversers on certain Airbus A340s. The AD corresponds to the Airbus A340-78-4049 service bulletin, which introduces a 20,000 flight cycles life limit for the affected thrust reversers and instructions for those requiring replacement. This EASA AD […]

First CFM56-5C Engine Flies More Than 100,000 Flight Hours

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s every reason to celebrate at CFM International and Lufthansa Technik AG, with the first CFM56-5C engine having passed the 100,000 flight hour threshold. The engine drives the Airbus A340 and has reliably been in continuous use since 1993 at Lufthansa Passage. The engine with the serial number ESN 740146 began its career on November […]