The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the European Aviation Safety Agency, in cooperation with the US Federal Aviation Administration, review the damage sustained by Airbus A380-842, VH-OQA following the uncontained engine rotor failure overhead Batam Island, Indonesia, to incorporate any lessons learned from this accident into the advisory material.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is responsible for the European Certification standard for large aircraft. The EASA responded to the ATSB recommendation on 13 August 2013, advising that:
The agency is reviewing the available data from this event and is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration. Further information on the Agency’s actions and decisions is expected to be provided in an updated response, Status-Open.
In addition to this response from the EASA, the aircraft manufacturer Airbus SAS also responded by advising the ATSB that:
Airbus will support any working group led by Airworthiness Authorities dedicated to possibly enhancing existing guidance and design considerations.
The ATSB acknowledges the actions being taken by EASA and Airbus, and the ATSB will continue to monitor progress of the safety actions.