Qatar Airways replaces sensors

10 June 2009

Qatar Airways said it is replacing the speed sensors on its Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft, but it has emphasized that the move was part of a maintenance programme to upgrade the sensors and not based on a directive from the manufacturer. An Air France Airbus plane carrying 228 people crashed into the Atlantic earlier this month and investigators said false speed measurements might have played a role. although the manufacturer has not given any such instructions. The metal pitot tubes are attached to the wing or fuselage of a plane.

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