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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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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...



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