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  • Aero-Instruments Says Airbus Pitot Tubes Ready For Delivery
    Posted by Sean Broderick 1:00 PM on Aug 27, 2009

    Ohio-based Aero-Instruments said Thursday that its FAA PMA-approved pitot tubes for Airbus aircraft, including the A330, are ready for delivery. Aero-Instruments got PMA approval for the pitot tubes earlier this month.

    Aero-Instruments' PMA approval timing, 18 months in the making, is fortunate: A330 and A340 operators with certain models of Thales pitot tubes are facing a mandatory swap-out per an EASA AD issued earlier this month.

    The AD stems from the probe of the June 1 crash of Air France Flight 447, though no definitive link between the performance of that plane's pitot tubes and the accident's cause has been made.

    Tags: om99, easa, af447

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