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Passenger oxygen mask packing

Passenger oxygen mask packing October 2016 Airbus Customer Services Engineering & Maintenance Maintenance Briefing
Passenger oxygen mask packing October 2016 Airbus Customer Services Engineering & Maintenance Maintenance Briefing

October 2016

Airbus Customer Services Engineering & Maintenance

Maintenance Briefing

Note

Passenger Oxygen Masks Packing

With this Maintenance Briefing Note we would like to communicate a maintenance tip coming from practical in-service experience.

this Maintenance Briefing Note we would like to communicate a maintenance tip coming from practical in-service
this Maintenance Briefing Note we would like to communicate a maintenance tip coming from practical in-service

Passenger oxygen mask packing

October 2016

Passenger oxygen mask packing October 2016 What happened Several in-service occurrences of failed Operational Test of

What happened

Several in-service occurrences of failed Operational Test of the Pax Oxygen System were reported leading to a non-opening of some Oxygen Containers along the cabin.

Part of the root causes identified for the oxygen containers non-opening is an incorrect packing of the Passenger Oxygen Masks inside the containers.

Why did it happen

The reason for the test failures is mainly attributed to maintenance error, or non-respect of recommended procedures for packing of the Oxygen Masks.

The procedure to pack the mask inside the Oxygen Containers is described in the CMM, as Oxygen Masks

are a sub-assembly of the Oxygen Containers.

For Customer convenience, this task has been added to the AMM based on the CMM procedure.

In-service experience shows that Oxygen Masks are often packed by maintainers directly inside cabin with Oxygen Containers still installed in PSUs, which may be difficult for the maintainer to apply correctly the procedure and could lead to incorrect packing.

Lesson learned

The correct packing of the mask is described in each Oxygen Container CMM as a subtask of the

ASSEMBLY Chapter. Hereafter is an example of the figures showing the correct Mask Packing.

an example of the figures showing the correct Mask Packing. We have been informed about a

We have been informed about a maintenance tip that by using a thin plate or plastic card to support the individual packed masks while the door is open, it can help keep the masks correctly positioned in the container while packing is done. This would allow the closing of the door without mask movement while freeing both hands to facilitate smooth closing of the container door.

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smooth closing of the container door. © AIRBUS S.A.S. All rights reserved. Confidential and proprietary document.

Passenger oxygen mask packing

October 2016

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Uwe Eggerling Senior Director Safety Engineering & Maintenance Customer Services

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