On Wednesday July 17, the European Union for Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) alerted airlines operating A321neos that there is potential for an ‘excessive pitch’ anomaly. Airbus is introducing a revision to its A321neo flight manuals that would prevent the aircraft from reaching excessive pitch altitudes. A similar issue was the focus of 737 MAX crisis, which led Boeing to install the MCAS software.
Flightglobal reports that EASA has ordered A321neo operators to amend their flight manuals, within 30 days or when the alert was issued. The order encompass both the CFM International Leap-1A as well as Pratt & Whitney PW1100G versions of the aircraft. At this time it is unknown if a software modification will be required for the A321neo.