BOE773
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Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:33 pm

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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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:35 pm

BOE773... How is GE doing on their GE90-115B FADEC issues, and those other uncontained HPT failures?
 
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:42 pm

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.
 
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:12 pm

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

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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:28 pm

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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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:13 pm

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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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:04 am

 
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:01 am

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!

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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:51 am

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?
 
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:03 am

Wow, lucky that the blade or blades were thrown away from the plane. Another 180 degrees and passengers could have been hit.
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:54 am

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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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?
 
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:30 am

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.
 
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:51 am

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?
 
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RE: Trent Fan Blade Failure.

Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:25 am

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 ?

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