Although Rolls-Royce admits it “clearly fell short” in the Qantas A380 incident two years ago, it has learned and applied the lessons learned to prevent a similar type of event from occurring in the future.As the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ASTB) unveiled its final report into the failure of a Trent 900 engine on board a Qantas flight flying on the 4 November 2010, Rolls-Royce director engineering and technology Colin Smith said the company holds “much regret” over the “serious and rare event” and ensured the company was continually striving towards meetings “high standards of safety, quality and reliability”.Revealed today, the Bureau’s report highlighted that the No,2 engine on the Qantas A380 flying over Batam Island, Indonesia en route Singapore to Sydney, failed shortly after takeoff from Changi Airport.The engine failed as a result of an incorrectly manufactured oil feed stub pipe, which resulted in fatigue cracking of the pipe and sent oil into the engine during the flight, causing an internal fire.This fire then led to one of the engine’s turbine discs fracturing and then rapidly over speeding before it burst, broke free of the engine casing, and impacted the A380’s airframe, according to the report.Despite damage to the aircraft and the engine, the plane’s pilot managed to safely return and land the aircraft at Changi Airport without any major injuries to staff and passengers.As part of the report and its own findings, Rolls-Royce has made modifications to the engine software to prevent a turbine disc from bursting as a result of over-speeding, introduced better quality assurance processes with supporting training and improved manufacturing and design procedures.Source = ETB News: N.J.
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) reaches for a pass in front of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Brandon Williams (26) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Houston. Fuller dropped the ball. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) The Arizona Cardinals may have gotten an unproven commodity when they selected Brandon Williams in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.But Williams might have a better opportunity than higher-rated draft picks to legitimize himself. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. placed the 6-foot, 200-pound rookie as one of three corners on his preseason All-Rookie team.Jalen Ramsey, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ fifth overall pick, and Vernon Hargreaves III, the Tampa Bay Bucanneers’ 11th overall pick, join Williams on the list. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Rookie cornerbacks always have some serious lows to go with flashes of good play, but these guys have a chance to be pretty good pretty soon. Ramsey does more than cover, because he’s physical and fearless as a tackler. Hargreaves should see a ton of time when the Bucs are in nickel, which will be plenty. Williams has impressed early, and the speedster looks set for a ton of PT.Heading into the draft, Williams’ inclusion on the list looked hardly possible.In his first year playing on the defensive side, the former running back quickly built his draft stock with Texas A&M, and experts didn’t especially think Arizona was reaching by selecting him in the third round.Still, this was a cornerback-heavy draft. Five cornerbacks went in the first round, four went in the second and another four went before Williams became the Cardinals’ 29th pick in the third round.With Arizona’s position depth chart thin after Patrick Peterson, it’s Williams who might have as good of a chance as any rookie cornerback to show what he’s capable of. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories