The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is requiring inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines powering the Boeing 787. EASA issued an airworthiness directive after rear seal fins were found missing on some intermediate-pressure turbine (IPT) blades during on-wing inspections and overhaul. The agency says that “release of an IPT blade rear seal fin may result in downstream, secondary damage, potentially accompanied with engine power loss.” The AD becomes effective May 2. ...
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