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FAA issues AD for certain Engine Alliance GP7000 engines after A380 uncontained engine failure
22 June 2018

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Engine Alliance  GP7270, GP7272, and GP7277 turbofan engines in the wake of the uncontained engine failure on an Air France Airbus A380.

This AD (2018-11-16) requires a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of the engine fan hub blade slot bottom and blade slot front edge for cracks, a visual inspection of the engine fan hub for damage, and removal of parts if damage or defects are found that are outside serviceable limits.

This AD was prompted by the uncontained failure of the engine fan hub on an Air France A380 on September 30, 2017.

The required actions must be accomplished within 120 days after the effective date of the AD, which is July 2, 2018.



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