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Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 7:25 pm

Apparently yesterday they dropped an engine off the pylon. It wasn't said if it was the engine being replaced or the replacement engine but no matter what That's going to be an expensive fix...

Two pics in the link

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/52/52323.html
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 7:44 pm

 
shankly
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 7:47 pm

Looks like Del boy and Rodney were in charge of this one.........
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 7:52 pm

Quoting BobMUC (Reply 1):

Ouch indeed. Is the engine kaputt or can it be "saved"?
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 7:53 pm

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 3):
Ouch indeed. Is the engine kaputt or can it be "saved"?

Only if someone can get it to proclaim Jesus Christ as its savior.
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 7:56 pm

if pylon damaged. Will it be repairable new pylon to attach the wing? Insurance Co will not be happy to pay coverage damage expense.

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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 8:04 pm

Quoting FlyingJhawk (Reply 4):
Only if someone can get it to proclaim Jesus Christ as its savior.

LOL

Though can it be repaired or is it automatically a write-off?
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 9:21 pm

Quoting shankly (Reply 2):
Looks like Del boy and Rodney were in charge of this one.......

   Let's see the photo of them standing under the other engine with a blanket.   
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 10:29 pm

Doesn't HAECO do Hong Kong Airlines mx?
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 11:35 pm

Might need more than one roll of duct tape to fix.
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Fri May 06, 2016 11:59 pm

What kind of damage would a drop from that height do to an engine? I can't imagine they softly lowered it onto ground..

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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 12:04 am

Wow. I wonder if the Fwd Inbd Chain Hoist failed, or inbd Engine Stand mount moved. Looks like the scale and Stand is still hanging there. Engine looks ok ( Not sure about the Pluming on the bottom but the stand looks like its at the same angle), nose cowl is beat up, and looks like it took the most of it.. Hopefully it was all disconnected and didn't rip out any Ducts, Harness or didn't damage the Pylon. Hopefully no one got hurt. WA
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 12:11 am

Quoting johnclipper (Reply 8):

No CASL
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 2:23 am

Two thoughts;

Better 6' than 6000.
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 3:24 am

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 10):
What kind of damage would a drop from that height do to an engine? I can't imagine they softly lowered it onto ground..

Could damage the fan containment & some fan blades. You can see part of the fan case inside the hole in pic # 2. Does not look damaged, but any warping of it means it's done for.
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 3:35 am

Quoting flightsimer (Thread starter):
Two pics in the link

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/ne....html

So, what exactly is a "Phone Jack Access" panel on an engine like this for? Hook up diagnostic equipment?
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 3:58 am

Quoting Siren (Reply 15):
So, what exactly is a "Phone Jack Access" panel on an engine like this for? Hook up diagnostic equipment?

It's used by ground maintenance crew to connect a headset in order to communicate with engineers in the flight deck or elsewhere around the aircraft.
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 4:54 am

Quoting skyhawkmatthew (Reply 16):

Quoting Siren (Reply 15):
So, what exactly is a "Phone Jack Access" panel on an engine like this for? Hook up diagnostic equipment?

It's used by ground maintenance crew to connect a headset in order to communicate with engineers in the flight deck or elsewhere around the aircraft.

In particular it is used for manual operation of the start valve during engine start in case automatic operation is not available. The engineer will stand by the engine to operate the valve control under direction of the cockpit crew via the intercom.
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 6:08 am

Quoting Oshkosh1 (Reply 13):
Better 6' than 6000.

Or 15 feet!  
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 6:30 am

the situation looks like the bootstrap kit was not installed properly taking the strain off the engine mounts because it's nowhere to be seen
in the picture. If that stand was a jacked stand then the balance apparatus was not set up properly.
Or?? This is an "Aww Shite" moment !! Inany case there'll be damage to the nose cowl as I doubt the engine has hit the ground.
The pylon wi going to take a MAJOR inspection with the rear mounts to be replaced Possibly $150-175K in parts alone.
(not counting some FIRED mechanics) Depending on the condition of the pylon? Could be 2 days to 2 Months to repair.
All IN all? Sure GLAD I wasn't involved!! That's going to take some TALL "Splaining" (Way beyond Explaining)
I wish them well....)
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 12:10 pm

I've been told by someone in CASL that it was the Hong Kong Airlines' own mechanic and engineer attending to the aircraft at the time. Not CASL.
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 1:58 pm

I saw that happen years ago at EWR with Peoples and a 747. Jet engines don't fly so well with a flat spot.
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sat May 07, 2016 3:47 pm

Folks, we're going to have a slight delay.

Seriously though, if there was any damage to moving parts in that engine I would think that even its residual value would be greatly reduced as so much of it could not even be parted out. Thoughts?
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sun May 08, 2016 10:28 am

Quoting BobMUC (Reply 1):
Ouch!

Somehow, the picture and the link are not working - pls. can you fix it? THX!
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sun May 08, 2016 10:59 am

From the photo it looks like kit was one of their PW-powered aircraft.
 
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RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Sun May 08, 2016 11:21 am

Quoting PM (Reply 24):
From the photo it looks like kit was one of their PW-powered aircraft.

Now only half-powered. 

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