Another A380 fuel pump issue

Singapore Air had to ground a second of their A380s yesterday, again due to an issue with the fuel pump mechanism. They experienced a similar problem about 6 weeks ago which was apparently related to an electrical relay in the fuel pump system. This time it was actually the fuel pump that failed. Two incidents so close together clearly call in to question the reliability of the big bird, though the airline has made great efforts to downplay the situation.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.