The authority of Europe’s flight, EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) has let out a warning announcement against all Airbus A321neo operator that it has a possibility of having an anomaly potential on last Thursday (07/18/19).
The anomaly that is occurring was excessive pitch, which was the same problem as Boeing 737 MAX that stays forbidden from flying off. Excessive pitch is an incident where the front of the plane looking up too high. According to EASA, this incident can happen to Airbus A321neo on certain conditions and on a specific maneuver.
Also Read: Spotify Lite: Small, Cheap, Loud
Airbus itself has published a revision of the plane flight manual later on, but it is only tentative. This revision tells about the limitation of the plane’s operation. EASA then ask from Airbus A321neo operator for the new flight manual in term of 30 days from when their notice has been released.
The warning notice is also directed towards all kind of A321neo types, such as the one with using CFM LEAP-1A machine either with Pratt & Whitney PW11000. One of Indonesia’s flights, Lion Air, known to have ordered 56 planes of A321neo but has yet to be operated due to the warning notice.
AirAsia has also converted 253 planes of their A320neo into A321neo on Paris Air Show 2019 before. However it seems they need to wait operating it until further notice from EASA and Airbus operator that the plane is permitted to fly off.