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Trent Fan Blade Failure.  
User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7759 times:

Emirates A330 Fan Blade - DXB 18 Oct

An EK A330-200 inbound to DXB from BHX last Tuesday 17th initiated a go-around when the #2 RR Trent engine threw a fan blade thru the inlet cowling.

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User currently offlineJben From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 77 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7715 times:

BOE773... How is GE doing on their GE90-115B FADEC issues, and those other uncontained HPT failures?

User currently offlineAvFan4ever From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7706 times:

Quoting Jben (Reply 3):
How is GE doing on their GE90-115B FADEC issues, and those other uncontained HPT failures?

Software fix for the faulty FADEC algorithm has been issued, and not sure that an HPT blade issue found during a borescope inspection qualifies as an uncontained HPT failure.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11690 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7681 times:

I didn't see anything on the local Birmingham news about this, and after looking on the web and local news sites for the Midlands area I still can't find out any info about this. If it was indeed an uncontrolled failure then I would have thought that it would have made the news and even if it was a controlled failure the aircraft would be doing some serious downtime at BHX, perhaps one of the regular BHX visitors could confirm seeing an EK aircraft parked up and the reg perhaps?

I did though find this whilst searching, not sure what year it is from though?

DATE/SITE: 19 Feb ~1700Z Gatwick, UK

AIRCRAFT & REGN: 777 of Emirates Flt EK040

CIRCUMSTANCES: Diverted in after losing a panel on takeoff from Birmingham DEATH & INJURY: Nil

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS2 imagery at www.iasa.com.au/280205.htm: Panel was inspection cover off #2 engine pylon

small extract from the following:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0UBT/is_8_19/ai_n11844080

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7673 times:

The only source of limited information I have found is on pprune;
http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=248980

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
An EK A330-200 inbound to DXB from BHX last Tuesday 17th initiated a go-around when the #2 RR Trent engine threw a fan blade thru the inlet cowling.

The poster of this information states that a go-around was initiated first, the events with the engine happened subsequent to this. There was no concrete details on what this event was.

[Edited 2006-10-22 13:39:20]


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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9210 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7608 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
An EK A330-200 inbound to DXB from BHX last Tuesday 17th initiated a go-around when the #2 RR Trent engine threw a fan blade thru the inlet cowling.

A blade (i.e. one) caused all that damage forward of the LP turbine ?



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User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7573 times:

Picture here.

http://www.airdisaster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82025


User currently offlineFrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7514 times:

BOE773 vs. Rolls-Royce
Round 146
Battle Of The Blades

How on earth did I survive my last flight with a RR-equipped aircraft? As we know, RR engines are flying death-traps!

Sebastian


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7490 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
An EK A330-200 inbound to DXB from BHX last Tuesday 17th initiated a go-around when the #2 RR Trent engine threw a fan blade thru the inlet cowling.

How do you feel about the incident, BOE773? Was it good or bad?


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7485 times:

Wow, lucky that the blade or blades were thrown away from the plane. Another 180 degrees and passengers could have been hit.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7451 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Thread starter):
Trent Fan Blade Failure.

You are aware that there has been one incident involving a GE engine, which just might have had an even worse outcome had the incident happened in flight, right?

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Photo © Gustavo Bertrán - Iberian Spotters
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Photo © Michael Carter

So, in the end, the Trent 700 fan blade failure on the EK A330 is nothing compared to what happened to the pictured AA 762. In fact, the pictures of the EK A330 don't even show more serious structural damage, which means the aircraft could go back to service quickly after getting the number 2 engine changed and the number 1 engine and the rest of the aircraft thoroughly checked.

Seriously, why the hate towards Rolls Royce?


User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

For more than 30 years, the GE CF6 family of engines has established an impressive operational record. Currently there are more than 180 customers, operating 1,900+ aircraft, averaging 4,150 departures per day, and racking up an impressive 260 million total flight hours since it entered commercial revenue service in 1971.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 17):
For more than 30 years, the GE CF6 family of engines has established an impressive operational record. Currently there are more than 180 customers, operating 1,900+ aircraft, averaging 4,150 departures per day, and racking up an impressive 260 million total flight hours since it entered commercial revenue service in 1971.

Very good, BOE773. Copied and pasted verbatim from here:

http://www.geae.com/engines/commercial/cf6/index.html

 sarcastic 

Now, what has that got to do with a blade failure on a Trent?


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9210 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7401 times:

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 6):
http://www.airdisaster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82025

Yes that is a copy of the post from pprune http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=248980

Still you have not said how one blade could do this forward of the LP turbine.

And what does this have to do with the CF6 ?

Anything else you wish to copy, do you have any original ideas ?



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