TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines will continue operating its
regular schedule after completing additional visual inspections of the landing
gear assembly on its four Bombardier Q400 aircraft as required by Transport
Canada. No problems were identified based on these further inspections.
The visual inspections were required today as part of a follow-up
Airworthiness Directive issued by Transport Canada to all Q400 operators
worldwide. Porter's requirement for a visual inspection was based on the age
and number of cycles of its landing gear assembly. Other operators may have
different inspection requirements based on the age and number of landings of
their respective aircraft.
Two recent Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flights were involved in incidents
involving landing gear malfunctions. No serious injuries occurred in either
Bombardier, in concurrence with Transport Canada, and prior to the most
recent Air Worthiness Directive, required all Q400 operators to ground
aircraft with over 10,000 flights for inspection. Porter's Q400s have
completed approximately 2,000 flights or less and no issues were found based
on the initial or follow-up directives.
For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines,
(416) 619-8593 or (416) 629-5590