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ATSB releases turbofan engine safety report

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 20, 2014

VH-OQA's removed number 2 engine. (ATSB)

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a new report into turbofan engine reliability and safety I Australia from 2008 to 2012.

The report finds that Australian turbofan engine aircraft are safe and reliable, and only experience engine-related safety incidents every 20,000 flight hours on average. Australian-registered turbofan powered aircraft logged more than 5.5 million flight hours in the four years to 2012, and there were only 280 safety occurrences reportable to the ATSB that related specifically to the engine systems.

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The report adds that 98 per cent of these incidents had no risk or a very low risk of any accident outcome, and none resulted in injury to passengers or crew.

The report is available here.

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