21 October-20 November

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LH wing landing light departed aircraft and struck flap. (611954396)
AIRCRAFT ABOVE 5700kg
AIRBUS A318 231 – ATA 2900 HYDRAULIC POWER SYSTEM – HYDRAULIC LINE – CHAFING. DR 611954354
Whilst in cruise at F330, ECAM caution HYD G RSVR LO LVL illuminated. Confirmed on the HYD system page that the Green hydraulic fluid level was AMBER with virtually no quantity indicated. Fault lights were also illuminated on the overhead panel. ECAM checklist actioned. This resulted in the ECAM HYD G SYS LO PRESS. A normal landing was subsequently conducted. This required a manual gear extension. HYD fluid gushing out from ENG 1 pylon. Inspection of the LH pylon green system hydraulic line confirmed chaffing damage to the upper L/E front spar support clamp assembly.

Rectification underway.

AIRBUS A320 232 – ATA 7722 ENGINE EGT/TIT INDICATING SYSTEM – EGT SYSTEM – SUSPECT FAULTY. DR 611954355
While tracking down the runway, ENG2 EGT was reading approximately 150 degrees (ENG1 was indicating normal at around 560 degrees). Takeoff aborted.
Possible sensing/EGT indication issue. 4007VC-A found cross-threaded. Connector replaced.
Investigation ongoing.
EMBRAER ERJ190100 – ATA 5610 FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOWS – WINDSHIELD – CRACKED AND ARCING. DR 611954358
At post-flight, Pilot received caution message “Windshield 2 HTR Fail” and QRH & Ground Reset procedures carried out with message remained, and then found right side windshield cracked.

Engineering reported that the cracking resulted from arcing of the RH windshield anti-ice heating in the lower element and the crack was 350mm long with a 50mm off shoot crack. The engineers also advised there may be a chance the middle or inner pane may also be cracked as it is difficult to tell from their inspections. There is no limit in AMM/SRM for allowable damage and Embraer also advised to replace the windshield before RTS.
The RH windshield is to be replaced.

EMBRAER EMB120 ER – ATA 5230 CARGO/BAGGAGE DOORS – DOOR FRAME – CORRODED. DR 611954377
During routine inspection, corrosion has been found on the outer skin below the cargo door frame lower edge at FS 14780.
After corrosion has been removed/blended out, the remaining thickness at the upper part of the damage (immediately below the door frame edge) is 0.008”, and at the lower part is 0.043”.
 
EMBRAER EMB120 ER – ATA 3423 MAGNETIC COMPASS – COMPASS – FAULTY. DR 611954380
After levelling off at cruise altitude, L/H EHSI heading + R/H RMI heading continuously spinning. HDG comparator + HDG flag visible.
Investigation revealed L/H Compass Compensating Unit (CCU) unserviceable.
L/H Compass Compensator Unit (CCU) P/N 622-6135-001 replaced & tested serviceable.
 
BAE BAE146 300 – ATA 2910 HYDRAULIC SYSTEM, MAIN  – ACTUATOR – FAULTY. DR 611954385
During climb passing FL270 the ‘FREIGHT DOOR’ annunciator illuminated on the MWS. V3P3 checklist carried out. Pressurisation normal. Freight door ‘LATCH 2’ and ‘ISO VLV’ lights illuminated on the freight door control panel. Flight continued as normal and freight door warning went out on approach.
MEL 52-70-2 applied, freight door warning circuit breaker pulled and collared and all doors and hatches confirmed by visual inspection to be closed and latched prior to departure.
Function test of the door warning system carried out with nil faults. Freight door Latch #2 micro switch inspected / manipulated with nil faults. Isolation valve actuator replaced and tested.
BOEING 737 8FE – ATA 3230 LANDING GEAR RETRACT/EXTENSION SYSTEM  – ACTUATOR – CRACKED. DR 611954386
Captain noted hydraulic fluid leak underneath the RH MLG whilst carrying out pre-flight inspection.
Investigation revealed a small crack on FWD face of RH MLG Actuator Body.
Small hair line crack noted on FWD face of actuator body. RH MLG Actuator Assy replaced IAW AMM Task 32-32-11-400-801 and tested serviceable with nil leaks.
Investigation ongoing.
AIRBUS A320 232 – ATA 4920 APU CORE ENGINE  – APU – FAILED. DR 611954395
APU failed to start.
Investigation revealed mechanical failure of APU, with substantial compressor and turbine blade material liberated. Blade debris was found in inlet and exhaust areas.
APU replaced.
AIRBUS A320 232 – ATA 5753 TRAILING EDGE FLAPS – FLAP – DAMAGED. DR 611954396
LH wing landing light departed aircraft and struck flap resulting in puncture.

Investigation underway to look into possible causes, including thermal shock or potential foreign object impact in flight.

 
AIRBUS A320 232 – ATA 7830 THRUST REVERSER – SEAL – MISSING. DR 611954359
During 3DC walk around noticed rubber seal panel had broken off from #2 Eng while looking down the thrust reverser halves. AMM 72-32-87-200-010-B consulted for limits on damage found. Log raised for broken / departed panel.

 

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