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Denmark and Rolls-Royce working to solve EH-101 engine issues

23rd April 2012 - 10:32 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) is working with Rolls-Royce Turbomeca (RRTM) to urgently solve a problem affecting the RTM322 engines of the Danish EH-101 fleet.

The DALO has reported diffuser vane cracks, loss of impeller shroud coatings, blocked cooling holes and combustion chamber cracks in 11 RTM322 engines, the agency said in a 17 April statement.

DALO and Rolls-Royce met on 13 April to develop a recovery plan.

'RRTM has initiated a comprehensive support plan to mitigate an issue that has been identified in some of the RTM322 engines powering the Danish Air Force EH-101 helicopter fleet,’

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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