Aviation safety issues and actions

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
Transport function: Aviation: Other
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-003
Issue release date: 13 December 2010
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

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

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 number: AO-2008-003-NSA-029
Action organisation: Boeing Company
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.

Last update 11 March 2014