Maintenance Matters

October 2013 Issue

ECI Cylinder Failures: Owners Under the Gun

A massive AD would remove 30,000 Titan cylinders from the field. But owners and shops question whether the FAA has proven a real risk exists.

A new engine is only as good as the cylinders the shop or owner picks and cylinders have, episodically, proved problematic. As we go to press in early September, this is indeed the case with an extensive manufacturing run of Engine Components International cylinders that the FAA proposes to remove from service via a massive AD.

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