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Aerospace Engine reliability

  1. Oct 17, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    http://www.wfsb.com/travelgetaways/17737107/detail.html

    WASHINGTON -- After finding several passenger aircraft engines with damaged and missing parts, safety officials on Thursday urged the Federal Aviation Administration to order inspections of similar engines, particularly those long in service.

    The PW2037 engines currently are in use in 725 Boeing 757 jetliners, according to Pratt & Whitney, their manufacturer.

    The National Transportation Safety Board, in a letter to the FAA seeking the inspections, cited concerns that pieces of the engine could penetrate fuel tanks, causing a leak and fire.

    And yet they do not ground the aircraft?
     
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