Europe eyes mass replacement of airspeed indicators

07/31/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The · CNN

European regulators are set to issue new rules requiring airlines to switch out many of the pitot tubes found on Airbus A330 and A340 wide-body jets. Meanwhile, Airbus has urged airlines to replace most of the European-made speed sensors on their A330 and A340 planes for more "consistent" ones made in the U.S. Investigators believe airspeed sensors manufactured by Thales contributed to the crash of Air France Flight 447, and the European Aviation Safety Agency wants to see Thales devices replaced by sensors from Goodrich Corp. The order is expected to cause some delays for airlines, which must test the new equipment on empty aircraft before flying passengers.

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