From FAA: This emergency AD was prompted by a recent event in which a Boeing Model 737-700 airplane powered by CFM56-7B model engines experienced an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade, resulting in the engine inlet cowl disintegrating. Debris penetrated the fuselage causing a loss of pressurization and prompting an emergency descent. Although the airplane landed safely, there was one passenger fatality. Fan blade failure due to cracking, if not addressed, could result in an engine in-flight shutdown (IFSD), uncontained release of debris, damage to the engine, damage to the airplane, and possible airplane decompression.
Every year experts release their thoughts on what the aviation industry, and our segment of it, will do during the coming years. As we have seen time and time again, sometimes they are right. And sometimes they are not. There is always a chance for an unpredictable event such as a terrorist attack,…
Ryan Robertson has joined C&L Aviation Group as sales manager for Component Repair. Robertson has more than 15 years of experience with regional aircraft and component repairs. Before joining C&L in 2...
This year saw the fourth NDT requirements workshop run by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). The Workshop on NDT Requirements for Marine Composites took place on 27 February 201...
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