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Faulty 787 Engine In CHS Part  
User currently offlinerotating14 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 642 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...-11e2-9eea-333857f6a7bd_story.html


A second 787 engine with a faulty engine part was found. Is this a bigger problem than what it seems? Thoughts

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Inspectors looking into what caused a Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine to fail during a test flight at Charleston International Airport have found a second problematic plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday its investigators had found a second engine with a cracked mid-shaft. That engine was installed on a 787 that hadn’t yet flown.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30889 posts, RR: 87
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2575 times:
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It's a "big" problem only in terms of the pool of engines affected with this issue. Once GE has identified that pool, they can replace the parts.


What could be of more concern is that the NTSB has determined that the Air Bridge Cargo engine failure in PVG was not due to a cracked mid-shaft, though they don't know what caused it as of yet.


User currently offlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1575 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Quoting rotating14 (Thread starter):
A second 787 engine with a faulty engine part was found. Is this a bigger problem than what it seems? Thoughts

I think the date might be misleading on this article, a second faulty engine was discovered 2 weeks ago; unless they have now discovered a third?

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):

What could be of more concern is that the NTSB has determined that the Air Bridge Cargo engine failure in PVG was not due to a cracked mid-shaft, though they don't know what caused it as of yet.

Yup, no sleep for GE for a while..



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