AAIB Singapore issues report on Dreamliner Trent 1000 fan blade failure incident
On 26 November 2016 at about 13:29 hrs Sydney time (10:29 Singapore Local Time), the Boeing 787-9 aircraft departed Sydney for Singapore. During the climb following take-off, the flight crew noticed that the vibration of the Low Pressure (LP) section of the No. 2 Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine was 3.8 units. After the aircraft had entered the cruise phase, the vibration decreased to 1.4 units. During cruise, the aircraft climbed on two occasions. The No. 2 engine LP vibration increased to 4.0 units during the first climb and to 3.4 units during the second climb. During these periods, the flight crew did not feel any significant increase in vibration from the cockpit. After each of these two climbs, when the aircraft resumed level flight, the vibration decreased to about 1.8 to 2.0 units. As these vibration values were within limits and all other engine parameters appeared n...