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AD: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG

AD 2021-14-03 Prompted By Reports Of HPT Stage 1 Blades Failing In Service

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 model turbofan engines.

This AD was prompted by reports of HPT stage 1 blades failing in service due to sulphidation and subsequent crack initiation. This AD requires removal and replacement of the HPT stage 1 blade and HPT stage 1 blade damper. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective August 19, 2021.

Supplementary Information: The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain RRD BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 model turbofan engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2020 (85 FR 72608). The NPRM was prompted by reports of HPT stage 1 blades failing in service due to sulphidation and subsequent crack initiation, due to contamination of the blade shank passing by the blade damper. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to require removal and replacement of the HPT stage 1 blade and HPT stage 1 blade damper. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2018-0194, dated September 4, 2018 (referred to after this as “the MCAI”), to address the unsafe condition on these products.

The MCAI states:

  • Occurrences have been reported on RRD BR700-715 engines where certain HP turbine stage 1 blades failed in service. Investigation of these events showed that these were caused by sulphidation and subsequent crack initiation, due to contamination of the blade shank passing by the blade damper.
  • This condition, if not corrected, could lead to further HP turbine stage 1 blade failures, possibly resulting in engine in-flight shut-down and consequent reduced control of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, RRD published the NMSB to provide instructions to replace the affected assembly.
  • For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires determination of the engine configuration and, depending on findings, removal of the engine from service to replace the affected assembly.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2020-1025.

FMI: www.regulations.gov

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