Recommendation R20010122

Recommendation issued to: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Recommendation details
Output No: R20010122
Date issued: 25 October 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the US Federal Aviation Administration:

a) Review the life estimate and inspection intervals for high-pressure turbine blades repaired under the procedures using Inconel 625 alloy consumables.

b) Notify all operators using CFM56-2C, CFM56-2A/2B, CFM56-3 or similar engines of the possibility of catastrophic engine failure due to failure of high-pressure turbine blades repaired using Inconel 625 alloy consumables.

Initial response
Date issued:
Response from: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Action status: No Response
Response text:
Last update 01 April 2011