Sunday, March 06, 2022

Due to fire warning, test flight returns

Mumbai: An Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner, operating an engineering test flight, returned to Mumbai within an hour of take off following a fire warning on Saturday. A fire warning in the auxiliary power unit (APU) went off minutes after the aircraft departed Mumbai at 11.59 am, said a source.

An APU is a small engine, mounted on the tail cone of an aircraft to provide power for various functions such as starting power for main engines, air-conditioning cabin when aircraft is on ground etc. “The Mumbai to Mumbai flight, operated as part of routine maintenance, had only cockpit crew and engineering staff on board.,” said an official.

06/03/22 Times of India

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