FRANKFURT, GERMANY — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has ordered lavatory checks for all Airbus A350 aircraft. According to a recent airworthiness directive, corrosion on floor fittings poses the risk of injury.

A typical Airbus A350-900 has around eight lavatories. According to a recent airworthiness directive from EASA, operators must promptly inspect each module.

"There are reports of corrosion on floor fittings at various locations in the A350 lavatories," the EASA document states. As a result, the modules could come loose, posing a risk of injury to flight attendants and passengers.

Airbus has already developed an inspection and repair plan for the problem, according to EASA. The airworthiness directive applies to all A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft since the first deliveries in 2014.

Operators must perform an initial check within six months but no later than 36 months after the delivery of the respective aircraft.