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Old 09-30-2017, 10:59 AM
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Wink A380 with a 'technical issue'...

Not strictly model related, but an A380 has diverted to Goose Bay with what Air France described as a 'techical issue'... No sh1t...
Should have bought Rolls Royce... ;-)

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Old 09-30-2017, 11:24 AM
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The engines are Rolls Royce, aren't they...
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:34 AM
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Funny, I was born in Goose Bay at Goose Air Force Base.
Old 09-30-2017, 11:39 AM
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The engines are Rolls Royce, aren't they...
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No, Engine Alliance GP7200... Cheap rubbish...!
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Last week I met a pilot who flies for South African Airways and he told me the AirBus jets he flies are junk. He said he missed flying the Boeings. Guess he was right, HA!
Old 09-30-2017, 11:58 AM
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Air France jet loses its engine cover while 7 MILES high | Daily Mail Online
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I stand corrected, thanks for the information.
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No, Engine Alliance GP7200... Cheap rubbish...!
Old 09-30-2017, 12:59 PM
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That seems to be a pretty staggering amount of the engine missing. Looks like it broke off about halfway between the fan and the compressor.
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Originally Posted by Nige321 View Post
Not strictly model related, but an A380 has diverted to Goose Bay with what Air France described as a 'techical issue'... No sh1t...
Should have bought Rolls Royce... ;-)

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RR engines on the 787 aren't doing very well either... they should all use GE !!!
Old 09-30-2017, 09:44 PM
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Yeah, right ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas_Flight_32
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Lol. I love the media saying " the engine lost its cover ".
They have absolutely no clue what they are talking about.

The engine freaking threw its N1 stage in cruise! This could have had catastrophic consequences as the whole fan appears to have flown forward, partly destroying cowling, pylon and systems around in the process. ( looks like the curvic coupling is still in position/ that could mean LP shaft did not shear ). Airplane was loosing parts on the runway. Hydraulic leak/ slats damage. Should the fan have hit the airframe, I would not have given much chance to the aircraft.

Regarding RR vs GP, don't forget that the Quantas accident in Singapore was due to a RR blowing its IPT stage 1 away after takeoff, sending sharpnels everywhere, including in the cabin!

However, this one is a very rare failure, much more concerning than the one that hapenned to Quantas 32. This might ground the GP fleet...

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Spot on Oli. The engine failure of the Trent on the QF 380 was caused by an oil fire ( caused by misaligned machining of an oil pipe supplied by a third party, ( but still RR responsibility) leading to a LP turbine burst. It was serious because the shrapnel was under the wing leading to multiple systems failures and ECAM messages. At least the Fan on this engine was ahead of the wing, minimising, but far from eliminating, secondary damage.

This is failure looks even more serious than QF. Clearly the shaft has broken. Thank god it went forward, the whole fan hitting the fuselage could have been catastrophic.

.......and before Boomerang, or anyone else, starts on RR engines ( one of which holds a record 41,000 hours on the wing) he might care to look up the causes of failures on two AA GE CF 6, turbine bursts, one of which cut the keel of the aircraft , writing it off, fortunately during ground running. .....and which engines were powering the SR 777 which diverted to Inqualit, following an oil problem and the EK 388 which suffered a turbine disc failure out of SYD. ( clue for boom , not RR! )


All engine manufacturers have failures . It's an extremely rare occurrence but it happens in an imperfect world.

Lots of discussion and pictures on Prune.

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PS we had a catastrophic failure of a model engine yesterday, compressor failure, a bizarre coincidence.

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They fail in all flavors.
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HA! I love some of the hashtags attached to some of the articles out there......I just saw one of a window picture with the sentence "Air France Engine Explodes over Atlantic" and the hashtag said #Birdstrike possible..............Unless it was a ruppell griffin vulture, it doesnt take a genius to know that most/all birds dont just normally cruise around at flight level 370 ;-)
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wow,impressive landing!!!
great aircraft-crew!!?

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