Aviation safety issues and actions

Consultation between manufacturing engineers and design engineers to ensure maintenance of design intent

Issue number: AO-2010-089-SI-04
Who it affects: Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce plc
Issue owner: Rolls-Royce
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2010-089
Date: 27 June 2013

Safety issue description

The engine manufacturer did not require its manufacturing engineers to consult with the design engineers to ensure that design intent would be maintained when introducing manufacturing datums.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Rolls-Royce plc
Action number: AO-2010-089-NSA-047
Date: 01 January 2012
Action status: Closed

Rolls-Royce advised the ATSB that:

In January 2011, a revision to GQP [group quality procedure] ‘Manufacturing Technical Package’ was issued that provided greater structure and guidance for buy-off [manufacturing acceptance] between design and manufacturing personnel.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Rolls-Royce adequately addresses this safety issue and therefore makes no recommendation.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Last update 08 January 2014