Why are some Delta Air Lines’ A220 planes under scrutiny for a fire risk?
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Delta A220 Fire Risk?
Simple Flying reports some of Delta’s A220s might be the subjects of an FAA Airworthiness Directive.
Joanna Bailey writes:
This comes after a report of a protective cap not being removed on the crew oxygen system. The removal of the cap prevents oxygen build-up under the flight deck floor, which could cause a fire risk.”
Should the cap be left on, there is a potential that oxygen could build up under the flight deck floor. As oxygen is highly flammable, this presents a low but present risk of fire, which is unacceptable on a commercial aircraft.
Apparently, only 20 individual aircraft are affected.
Ms. Bailey notes that while “some disassembly of the flight deck required…the cost to fix each aircraft is estimated to be just $255.”
You may recall that A220s were in the news last year after a reported software issue caused some problems.
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