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Engine Problems Found On Some Airbus A330neo & 787 Aircraft

Cracks found on the same engines used on the Airbus A330neo and Boeing 787 have caused European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to issue an airworthiness directive. The engines, in particular, are the Rolls Royce Trent 7000 and Trent 1000, and will to be inspected during routine maintenance. As reported by Sam Chui, the airworthy directive was issued when examiners found that there were cracks in a part of the engine called the “intermediate-pressure compressor” when it was being pulled… ( More...

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ADXbear 1
Seems like alot of engine failures lately
belzybob 1
Airline accountants wanting 'more bang for the buck'

hal pushpak 1
Agree with ADXbear and belzybob. Have we reached the limits (within our current state of knowledge of metallurgy) when it comes to weight vs. cost vs. durability?


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