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The damaged Air France A380 finally to leave Goose Bay

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The Air France Airbus A380, which had diverted to Goose Bay in late September after a power failure, returned to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Wednesday evening, December 6. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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wwharris
Bill Harris 4
Ummm, "power failure"?

No.
SmokedChops
SmokedChops 4
Power failure = circuit breaker tripping. FUBAR = uncontained rotating fan failure.
jbqwik
jbqwik 1
I agree the author's writing was ambiguous. When we think of power we typically think of electrical, even though the term "power" refers to a measurement.
Engine failure, OTOH, brings to mind broken parts.
Moviela
I wonder how much it was to park that beast for two months?
Rusted69
Tim Lamborn 1
Plus lost revenue sitting idle for that long. Cha-ching
ROBERTMILLSJR
Possibly covered by a manufacturer's warranty or hull insurance. If there is a construction defect with the engine, the manufacture and their suppliers may be liable for consequential damages such as airport parking and net loss of income.
ayebee
when QF32 had its uncontained RR engine failure the fleet was initially grounded.
Hope another GP7200 does not fail before the cause is known.
jpcooper
You could call it a " power failure " by stretching things a little. After all, the generator on that engine did fail when the whole engine blew itself apart.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
You can also say that any human death can be attributed to 'heart failure' irrespective of what stopped the heart.
Archer3
David Grimm 1
Just a small note but the tail number in the text has two letters reversed.
F-HPJE is visible in the picture.
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 1
So they did decide to power up that engine instead of "windmilling" it...good as that meant a not so difficult return back to France.
indy2001
indy2001 1
They replaced the damaged engine and sent it to the UK for evaluation. Both of these points are in the story.
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 1
Yes I know that..original decision was to replace the engine and just have it "windmill" as the wing got slightly damaged..having the replacement engine under power meant they were able to complete the necessary repairs in Goose and damage wasn't as bad as expected.

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