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Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Rotorruss, May 1, 2018.

  1. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member II

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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Amazing.......I know nothing takes two hours and only costs $8500 dollars. So the initial inspection is done on the blades and then 3000 cycles later the inspection is done again?

    What made the blade fail, should be investigated. These blades can be overhauled maybe some are bogus with fake paper work? Well it seems the FAA has thrown the baby out with the bath water and also hit the kid with the tub too........
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member II

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    ...I know the "regulator" is really nervous. Was it a flawed engineering or manufacturing process?? Who approved the data?? Was there any oversight?? I hear there are a lot of excuses coming from the "regulator"! They must have become complacent with having no fatalities since 2009.

    "Drain the Swamp"!! Get the "regulator" back to the core job!!
     
  4. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    The FAA closed down all International field offices IFO's. Little or no surveillance is done to Foreign Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facilities. Bogus parts could easily turn up in these facilities and be installed in aircraft. To save money many engine parts are Parts Manufacturer Approval PMA parts and are cheaper to buy. As much as 30-40% cheaper. Fan and turbine blades are routinely remanufactured at an 80% savings over new parts. The questions should be is who is overhauling these parts? and who is doing oversite on the overhauler. The answer could be is no one knows!.....
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member II

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    ... probably so since the "regulator" went to a SMS/SAS risk base system. Tied the "worker bees" to the computer answering questions based on some algorithms to address risk. There are "yuge" disconnects between the "field" and "HQ"! It's just a matter of time before another fatal accident/incident happens!

    "Drain the Swamp" with these self serving, empire building management.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Don't forget they have a crystal ball with all the answers.......yep risk management and computer profiles....That'll work.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member II

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    ...not to mention "going after" the help when "safety lapses" are exposed. I wonder if "someone" tried to call attention to the "concern" of these blade defects after the first SWA uncontained engine failure, but was "brow beated" by management for speaking up? Too many "lemmings" in management will adverely effect safety!
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Exactly.....
     
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    So far everyone is claiming no problems found. Yet there is a big market for fan and turbine blade refurbishment. New blades in this engine cost $1,000,000 million dollars. A new engine cost a cool 10,000.000 dollars.

    Engine overhauls are big business in Billions of dollars. There are many good companies, how ever with the "lack of proper oversite" (an NTSB phrase) few overseas MRO's are inspected. An operator can save 80% having engine blades overhauled. Times that by hundreds of engines and we are talking big money.

    So if one should ask the FAA who is overhauling these blades and when was the last time an inspector has been in the shop, What will their answer be?

    There is a bogus parts problem. There is also fake parts out there with counterfeit paper work. The problem is getting worse.

    So the regulator issues even more inspections after the accident! What about the next accident and the next? and who is checking these inspections?

    How did the situation get so bad in the first place? Why did the FAA close down their IFO offices and why are there no inspections being made on overseas MRO facilities......?? A lot of questions....No answers.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>MORE<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    MORE BLADE INSPECTIONS
    http://aviationweek.com/commercial-...m=email&elq2=cb3f1f78954c4b009909f515de0e78a6
     
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    This is the first serious FAA move in 8 yrs! Jeez, Who'da thunk?

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    ...just wait until the next "reauthorization" gets passed! It will be mandated to "use the designees to the greatest extent possible"! This further removed the "regulator" with direct observation with the processes. The "regulator" also set up the oversight failure by allowing shops to cater to several operators. The operators have different work instructions. There is no way the shops can follow all the different instructions. Human fatigue and factors are susceptible to creating errors.

    Maybe the "regulator" needs to quit empire building and get back to doing their core job and ensure the public that aviation is the safest mode of transportation. Quit becoming complacent and hold management when lapes occure!!

    "Drain the Swamp"!!
     
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