EASA has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive for all Rolls-Royce Trent 900 series engines calling for “repetitive inspections of the Low Pressure Turbine stage 1 blades and case drain, HP/IP structure air buffer cavity and oil service tubes in order to detect any abnormal oil leakage” in the wake of the uncontained failure of a Trent 972 on a Qantas Airbus A380 on Nov. 4 (ATW Daily News, Nov. 11). The AD says that “analysis of the preliminary elements from the ...

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