Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Australia finds MRH90 engine failure due to compressor blade fracture

By Leithen Francis

Australia has discovered that an engine failure on an NH Industries MRH90 transport helicopter was caused by the compressor blades fracturing after coming into contact with the engine casing.The engine failure, on one of the NH90's two main RTM322 engines, happened on 20 April and led the Australian Department of Defence to ground its entire fleet of 11 MRH90s until the outcome of an investigation.

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