Airbus A220 “nearly catastrophic” incidents

  • Two “nearly catastrophic” incidents with Airbus A220 related to inadvertent engagement of autopilot function
  • 38 is alarming number of events with only 230 A220 aircrafts in operation
  • Problems centres around inadvertent engagement of autopilot when attempting to engage auto throttle
  • Problem caused aircraft to rotate before V1 (low-energy take-off)
  • Solution is still on the way – FAA looking into the matter

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