Operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 900-powered Airbus A380s have been instructed to inspect and, if necessary, replace parts of seals around the low-pressure turbine (LPT) following damage to an engine caused by vibration. An airworthiness directive (AD) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) says that the condition, if not corrected, could lead to cracking developing in the engine’s LPT second stage, “possibly resulting in an uncontained engine failure and subsequent damage to ...


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