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Design of galley floor sealing

Issue number: AO-2008-003-SI-07
Who it affects: Operators of Boeing 747-400 aircraft
Issue owner: Boeing Company
Operation affected: Aviation: Other
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-003
Date: 13 December 2010

Safety issue description

The floor sealing around the forward galley was not of sufficient extent to prevent liquids from passing through to the under floor area.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Boeing Company
Action number: AO-2008-003-NSA-029
Date: 13 December 2010
Action status: Closed

In response to this occurrence, the aircraft manufacturer is investigating a number of methods to improve floor sealing in 747-400 aircraft.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that, when completed, the action being undertaken will adequately address the safety issue.

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Last update 11 March 2014