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Faulty 787 Engine In CHS Part

Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:42 pm

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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RE: Faulty 787 Engine In CHS Part

Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:56 pm

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.
 
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RE: Faulty 787 Engine In CHS Part

Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:45 am

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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