The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning operators about a risk of the Airbus A350 hydraulic engine driven pump (EDP) overheating and causing a fire. EASA issued the AD because the A350’s hydraulic fluid cooling system is located in the fuel tanks. An Airbus spokeswoman said the A350 fleet is still flying normally, despite the AD, which took effect Aug. 24 affecting all A350s. “Recently, an overheat failure mode ...

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