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BBMF Grounded

Postby Mayfly » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:07 pm

BBMF are grounded for the time being.

Apparently a routine inspection has highlighted a problem and as a precaution they have grounded all Merlin engined a/c.
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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby Aceyone » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Oh dear,I wonder how long for ?
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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby Spitfire » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:15 pm

Aceyone wrote:Oh dear,I wonder how long for ?


If 'elf n safety get involved... who knows ;) :p
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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby Mayfly » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:36 am

I have no idea what the issue is but after the Lanc engine fire last year I'm not surprised they are taking the approach they have.
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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby 10680 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:55 pm

Hope it's sorted by Scampton.

edited to add

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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby 34053 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:38 pm

BBMF at Biggin Hill is a 'No, No' then this weekend. :(

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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:04 pm

Came across this online ~ I stress I have no idea how accurate it is.

It is simply a fretted engine frame mounting pin. Being a critical component it has required either a PWI or fleet check and no flights until the others in service have been checked. It is a modern component with a finite life so;- either replace, or check as serviceable and without knowing the exact details it could well be a F760 and batch check for faulty material or manufacture. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINES. It will be sorted soon and STOP BELIEVING THE SHITE IN THE MEDIA.
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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby Mayfly » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:31 pm

According to a post on Key Publishing forum the problem is abnormal wear on one of the shafts in the reduction gearbox of one engine.

Apparently he did a hangar tour on Friday and that's what they were told.
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Re: BBMF Grounded

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 am

Now we have a definitive statement from BBMF and MOD ~ here
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