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Pratt & Whitney reports issues with engines on Airbus jet model

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Due to the possibility of of powder contaminants affecting turbine disks in jet engines installed on an Airbus passenger plane model, Pratt & Whitney is disassembling engines to inspect the parts, with the CEO of its parent company saying "it's going to be expensive" during a Tuesday morning conference call. ( Impacts PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines on A320neo passenger jet. ) (www.ctinsider.com) More...

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ICMI
ICMI 10
Holy smokes, they’ll be calling the A320neo
A320 Needs Engines Overhauled, lol

What a conundrum!!!
philmarinmuracciole
P&W, quién te ve y quién te ha visto...?
gmftech1
GRACE FARMER 1
That's a good one.
nasdisco
Chris B 1
Many engines have had a troubled initial history, then gone on to long term success. Rolls Royce RB211 as an example. The P&W looks like it's going to follow the same path.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Sounds expensive and Time Consuming
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 0
What's the alternative?
srobak
srobak 2
Death.
mwf117
At least they can afford it
srobak
srobak 1
Don't think for a second that this will not end up being footed by passengers.
bentwing60
bentwing60 -1
Anyone recall the Continental Tiara series of the 70's? Total flop that cost Continental millions, back when that meant something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Tiara_series

geared power plants have proven to be a tech. buggaboo on a recurring basis over the years and some things don't change.
btweston
btweston 8
Well if you had read the first sentence of the article you would have noticed that this doesn’t have anything to do with gears.
MHarryE
Just like CFM redesigned core engine parts enabling to run hotter for higher efficiency, P&W also redesigned their core engine downsizing - meaning virtually every part is new, new design, new processes, new materials, new opportunities.
bdarnell
bdarnell 0
"which impacts PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines"
geckoVN
geckoVN 6
Just because an engine has a fuel pump, doesn't mean a problem relates to the pump.
Same with the gears.
CCW1
John Prukop 0
Maybe they could counter the problem by using Canola Oil...

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