Toronto - On November 23, a replacement engine will be sent to Canada to allow the Air France Airbus A380 to finally leave Goose Bay, where the aircraft has been immobilized since the end of September after the explosion of one of his jet engines during flight above Greenland.
The transportation of the GP7200 engine is planned on November 23 with an An124. No date has been given for the return of the A380 to Paris.
Immobilized since September 30, 2017 at Goose Bay Airport, Canada following the explosion of Engine 4 on a flight between its Paris-CDG base and Los Angeles International Airport , with 497 passengers and 24 crew members aboard, the A380 of the French airline registered F-HPJE will have this week a spare engine finally allowing it to back into service.
The transportation of the GP7200 engine is planned on November 23 with an An124. "The engine was damaged by an undisclosed damage and had been " deposited with the aim of preserving its integrity upstream of the acts of future investigations," explained the BEA at the beginning of October. The search of the damaged engine parts is continuing parallel to Greenland. No date has been given for the return of the A380 to Paris, which should take place with four engines in place but only three in operation.