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A380 engine disintegrates over Atlantic

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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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How does one find a fan blade in the middle of a frozen field in Greenland?

I've held the GP fan blades. They're impressive, but they aren't that big is your search area is the southern half of Greenland.




posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

By finding the bigger parts, and hoping the smaller parts are nearby.



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: FredT

The FAA has ordered an immediate inspection of all GP7200 engine fan hubs. The engine that failed had 3527 cycles on it. The Canadian TSB said the engine suffered substantial damage, as well as visible damage to the slats and fairings on either side.

The Directive gives operators two weeks to inspect all engines with 3500 cycles, five weeks with 2000-3500 cycles, and eight weeks for all others.


Operators of Airbus A380s with Engine Alliance GP7200 powerplants are being ordered to conduct an urgent inspection of the engines' fan hubs for damage.

The US FAA's emergency directive follows the uncontained failure of a GP7200 which, it says, had accumulated 3,527 cycles since new.

It describes the powerplant as a "relatively high cycle engine". The directive requires removal of the fan if damage or defects are found during the one-time visual inspection.

www.flightglobal.com...



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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The An-124 that will fly the engine to Goose Bay is enroute to Paris.



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 03:13 PM
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The damaged engine is on the way to Europe. Once the new engine is hung, they'll be ready to fly the A380 back.



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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Gawd, I'm gettin' old!!

I'm sitting here thinking to myself...how in the heck could an A380 engine have 3527 cycles on it????

Well, upon very little further contemplation, the answer is simple...I'm just getting old.

747-400 still seems new to me. ---confirming old-ness
edit on 11/24/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 01:58 AM
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According to Air France, the wing was repaired sufficiently to allow them to operate all four engines. The aircraft departed back to Paris earlier today.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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While I realize I know nothing about the complexities of proper MRO etc. There did not seem to be any hurry to get this plane back into revenue service. They may simply not really need the A380's in service



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: FredT

It's a trade off. Take the time to do it right now, as long as it takes, or risk something failing later.



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