Crjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
The has been a rumor going around at my employer that the FAA is considering grounding the entire ERJ fleet due to reliability issues with their RR/Allison AE3007 powerplants. Has anyone heard of this? Any input or information you have is welcome.
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Latechpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
The ERJ have had problems with the FADEC system. FADEC stands for Fully Automatic Digital Engine Control. I think the aircraft has four of them, so failure of one is a non-event. The FAA issued an AD (Airworthiness Directive), and the airlines were very fast to comply. Continental Express is the largest operator of Embraer jets, and American Eagle runs a distant second. As far as I know, both have addressed the problem.
Markus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
At COEX we've already replaced many of the FADEC systems on the specific aircraft involved. Just to clarify, not all ERJ's are affected by this AD. To my knowledge the newer 145-LR's have a FADEC system which was not having this problem. Either way the system is very redundant and would not substantiate the FAA grounding all ERJ's