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How Rain Caused An Airbus A220 Engine To Shut Down

Transport Canada issued an airworthiness directive late last week for operators of the Airbus A220. It follows a problem with water dripping into the forward avionics bay. Operators of the A220 have 12 months to comply. Otherwise, they will not be able to operate the A220 in Canada.

Water dripped into the forward avionics bay

According to Transport Canada, there was an in-service A220 engine shutdown incident while taxiing. The date and location of the incident did not get disclosed.

An investigation found water got into the avionics bay. That caused a short circuit, tripping a circuit breaker that led to an engine shutdown. It was found that water got in during a rainstorm while the main cabin entry door was open. The drains overflowed, and the water dripped into the avionics bay. Read more…

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