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Bogus turbine blades

Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Richard Wyeroski, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    ...OH, how I love it when the people who are supposed to keep us safe, have a hard time keeping track of the SUPs. It's just a matter of time before we have one over the water when a blade lets lose!

    Maybe, it's time for the "biggly one" to name the "great pilot"??
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Suspected Unapproved Parts SUPS on the increase. Every year there are more engine failures because some one used worn out parts with fake documentation. A new set of turbine blades in the average jet engine can cost 1 million dollars. Recertifying these blades ( provided they are airworthy enough to do so) can save 60-80 % .
     
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    SUPs are all over the spectrum in aviation. From the most expensive part on an airliner to the parts on a little plane. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "farmer Brown" or "Joe cropduster" using an alternator made for a car on their plane. Keeping track of parts is not that hard. It's being "lazy" at best or "money hungry" at worst, for not following the process. It appears that the "honor system" has failed again and the "regulator" came "late" to the "dance" again!

    The old story goes, everyone checks their speed when there's a cop car sitting along the road. So too, the "regulator" should oversee the people who they are charged to "oversee"!
     
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