In July 2017 an engine failure on AirAsia X Flight

first_imgIn July 2017 an engine failure on AirAsia X Flight D7207, flying from the Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur, resulted in the plane being diverted to Brisbane, and triggered a 10-month investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The ATSB has now concluded its investigation with the following findings:During the take-off the number 2 engine was subjected to a birdstrike, which resulted in the release of a small section of a fan blade.Following an ECAM ENG 2 FAIL alert, the flight crew shut down number 2 engine, advised air traffic control of the situation and diverted to land as soon as possible at Brisbane Airport.AirAsia spokesperson Kris Taute has released the following statement on behalf of the airline:“AirAsia welcomes the report AO-2017-070 from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) which follows a comprehensive 10-month investigation that reviewed every aspect of this incident.The report underlines the calm, skilful actions of the crew of AirAsia X Flight D7207 in diverting and landing the plane and its guests safely in Brisbane.Their response was testament to the outstanding safety and training culture we have at AirAsia, and we are pleased the report reflects that.This was an unprecedented incident and, as the report confirms, the crew were well-trained and prepared to manage this rare and unexpected situation.Safety at AirAsia has always been our number one priority. As part of this commitment, AirAsia X recently attained its Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration for the third consecutive time.IOSA certification is regarded by the industry as the global benchmark for safety management.” AirAsiaAirAsiaXairlineslast_img read more