48 A400M Engines Have Cracks 25 May, 2016

According to Spanish internet web “Andalucia Informacion” Airbus has confirmed information regarding faults in the reduction gear of the engine of the A400M military transport aircraft, as cracks have been found in all engines whose propellers rotate clockwise.  In other words all right-hand rotating units are affected by the issue.

That means that two of the four engines fitted to each of the 24 aircraft delivered to date – or a total 48 engines -- must now be repaired, a much bigger task than initially anticipated.

Turkish Air Forces ordered 10 aircraft. Three aircraft out of 10 were delivered to force. One aircraft crashed at test flight.

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