FAA Directive Calls For Part Changes On 189 PW1100G Engines
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29 JUNE, 2018 - SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD - BY: STEPHEN TRIMBLE
A new defect found within the compressor of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G will require airlines to replace a part on about 189 engines, the company confirms to FlightGlobal
But the replacement procedure should not result in aircraft being taken out of service before scheduled shop visits, P&W says.
The new directive issued by the US FAA on 28 June also shouldn't jeopardise P&W's plan to ramp up deliveries of the PW1100G to Airbus to support A320neo production, the company says.
"The engines will incorporate the needed change as part of a planned shop visit in the future to replace other life-limited parts on the engine," P&W says.
The replacement order affects the front hub on the high pressure compressor of the PW1100G engine, the FAA says.
An operator reported finding...