Industria Aeronáutica

First A321neo Suffers Tail Strike, Out Of Service For Weeks

febrero 18, 2016

The first Airbus A321neo will have to undergo significant repair work and stay on the ground for weeks following a tail strike during flights tests on Feb. 15.

The aircraft was performing the tests at Perpignan airport in France when the incident unfolded. "These things happen," Airbus President/CEO Fabrice Bregier said during the Singapore Airshow. "We go beyond certified limits (during testing)." He did not give further details as to how and why exactly the tail strike occurred…

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