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Engine Alliance to start engine inspection campaign over A380 uncontained engine failure
21 August 2019

The French BEA issued an update on the September 2017 uncontained engine failure over Greenland involving an Air France Airbus A380.
Part from the fan hub recently recovered from Greenland has been examined by the manufacturer Engine Alliance under BEA supervision. Metallurgical examination of the recovered titanium fan hub fragment identified a subsurface fatigue crack origin. The fracture was initiated in a microtextured area approximately in the middle of the slot bottom.
Examination of the fracture is ongoing. Meanwhile, Engine Alliance announced to the concerned A380 operators that an engine inspection campaign will be launched soon.

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