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ATR72 Missed Damage: Maintenance Lessons

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ATR72 Missed Damage: Maintenance Lessons

IFA Professional Member, Andy Evans, Director, Aerossurance Ltd shares his report and considers the Lessons Learned following the publication of the final ATSB report into the 2014 ATR72 serious incident.

‘In 2014 we first reported on the preliminary information from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on a serious incident with a Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA, formerly Perth, WA based SkyWest) ATR 72 VH-FVR on 20 February 2014. We followed up on this with a more detailed report on the day the ATSB issued a first Interim Report in June 2016 which we updated further after the second Interim Report in May 2017 in and the Final Report in May 2019 (a report issued 63 months after the serious incident!).  This article looks specifically at the maintenance failures that followed the damage.’

Image: Damaged Horizontal Stabiliser on VARA ATR72 VH-FVR (Credit: via ATSB)

Link to read the Full Report

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