Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||03 December 2001|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority 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.
|Date issued:||20 March 2002|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
Following the release of the ATSB's interim report into this issue, CASA brought this recommendation to the attention of Virgin Blue and Ansett Australia as operators of these, and other similar engine types. In addition, as this incident involved a Qantas aircraft, Qantas are aware of the possibility of catastrophic engine failure die to failure of high-pressure turbine blades repaired using Inconnel 625 alloy consumables and have discussed this matter with the Authority.