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Airlines Required to Inspect Airbus Rudders

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The FFA has said that airlines in the U.S. will be required to inspect the rudders of certain Airbus jets.

This comes after most of a rudder fell off an A310 while it was in flight.

According to a Reuters article,

The FAA order, which was expected after the European action, instructs operators to look for any separation or other damage to the rudder, which is made from layers of carbon-reinforced composite materials.

The directive stems from a March 6 in-flight incident in which a Canadian charter A310 lost part of its rudder. The Air Transat flight from Cuba to Quebec City with 270 people aboard returned safely to Cuba. Canadian authorities are investigating.

The investigation is also being monitored by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

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