IFA comments: Detecting damage needs to be more than kicking the tyres and looking for leaks.
This Special Bulletin is published to raise awareness of a recent occurrence in which several
cabin windows on an Airbus A321 were damaged by high power lights used during a filming
event. The damage was discovered after takeoff on the aircraft’s next flight. Work is ongoing
with the aircraft manufacturer and operator to fully understand the properties of the lights used
and how this risk can be managed in future.