Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bahrain Runway Closes After DHL Engine Blowout

Aviation Daily Apr 14 , 2010 , p. 16
Neelam Mathews

A bird strike to a DHL Airbus A300 engine that experienced a blowout led to the temporary closure of Bahrain Airport.

"There was oil and metal on the runway after the incident, and that took a while to clear,” an official told local media.

A spokesman for DHL confirms that on April 10, an ACT Airlines A300-B4 cargo aircraft failed to take off from Bahrain Airport due to technical problems.

“The crew are safe and there is no damage to the freight on board. ACT and DHL are cooperating with the Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs investigation into the incident,” he said.

"The A300-B4 freighter is a reliable aircraft with a good safety track record in cargo operations worldwide. ACT Airlines, our aircraft lease contractor, has a solid maintenance program and is certified under European regulations. ACT also holds an IATA IOSA Certificate that supports Organizational Safety Compliance and holds ISO 9001:2008 accreditation,” the spokesman added.

Recently, the airport was criticized by its tenants for increasing charges sixfold from $212, starting April 15.

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