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Aircraft Inspection & Management, LLC (TUS AZ)
9860 North Camino Del Plata, Tucson, Arizona 85742 - Office (520) 399-6489 Fax (520) 579-8855

Borescope Report for a JT9D Series Engine
Client:

Air Seychelles

Condition Review

Engine Serial #

P709651

Position: Off Wing

AC Registration

N/A

AC Type:

N/A

Eng. Mod -7R4D
Mfg. SN: N/A

July 12th, 2008
Victorville, California

Periodic Inspection

Reference; JT9D Maintenance Manual 72-00

Exterior Visual
Inspection:

No obvious leakage from, or damage to the installed plumbing accessories or QEC. No apparent
cracking of the visible areas of the diffuser case rear rail or on the exhaust turbine case “R” or “S”
rails.

Accessory Drive Gearbox:

Reference; Aircraft Maintenance Manual 72-61-00, page 601-605

Accessories:

No leaks to note at this time.

Exhaust Nozzle:

No discrepancies observed.

Exhaust Cone:

No discrepancies observed.

Nose Cowling:

Not Installed.

Nose Bullet:

No discrepancies observed.

1st Stage Fan Blades:

One blade has damage to the shroud in area “E” from the previous shroud.
Blend IAW 72-31-02 attached for reference.

1st Stage Exit Guide
Vanes:

No damage. No loose or missing stators.

Suggested Action:

Blend Fan Blades shroud damage as indicated above.

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Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 624 attached for reference. No access for blending available. 9th Stage: Several small discrepancies observed within AMM 72-00-00 page 633 limits. attached for reference only. 4th Stage: No discrepancies observed. attached for reference only. Suggested Action: July 12th. 3rd Stage: Spot checked. 8th Stage: Several small discrepancies observed within AMM 72-00-00 page 633 limits. no damage noted.JT9D Borescope Report Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) ESN: 709651 Reference JT9D Maintenance Manual 72-00 Pages 616-621 1. no damage noted. attached for reference only. High Pressure Compressor (HPC) Reference JT9D Maintenance Manual 72-00 Pages 622-640 5th Stage: Several small discrepancies observed within AMM 72-00-00 page 633 limits. Page 2 of 17 .047”. 7th Stage: Several small discrepancies observed within AMM 72-00-00 page 633 limits. attached for reference only. attached for reference only. 6th Stage: Several small discrepancies observed within AMM 72-00-00 page 633 limits. 2nd Stage: Spot checked. Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 633 attached for reference. 2008 Blend the 1.5 Stage: Several blades have small nicks on the leading edge.5 blades indicated above. 10th Stage: One blade has a trailing edge dent in area “C” measuring 0.

023”. Blade shown below has a small nick in area “E” on the leading edge measuring 0.020”.017”. Serviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 633 attached for reference.JT9D Borescope Report 11th Stage: ESN: 709651 July 12th. Page 3 of 17 . The dent measures 0. Blade shown below has a small nick in area “E” on the leading edge measuring 0. Serviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 632 attached for reference.028” Serviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 633 attached for reference. Serviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 633 attached for reference. 2008 Blade shown below has a small dent with a crack on one side in area “E”. Blade shown below has a small nick in area “E” on the leading edge measuring 0.

Blade shown below has a very small round bottom impact on the leading edge in area “D”. Review records and/or consult MFG for disposition. Serviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 637 attached for reference. The third picture is of the next blade for reference.250” of separation between them. Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 633 attached for reference but can be blended. The first two pictures below appear to show a blade that has had blending accomplished on the forward edge of the platform and into the filet radius of area “D”.040”.JT9D Borescope Report July 12th. No blending is typically allowed in the filet area. Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 632 attached for reference only. Reference Picture Page 4 of 17 . 12th Stage: Blade shown below has 3 very small round bottom damage on the leading edge in area “C” that have less than 0. 2008 ESN: 709651 Blade shown below has a small dent in area “C” on the trailing edge measuring 0.

Page 5 of 17 . The dent leaves a mark on the convex side which is Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 632 and/or 633 since it measures 0.082” from the trailing edge. Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 633 attached for reference but can be blended.051” Raised material on convex side 15th Stage: Suggested Action: Blade shown below has a small dent in area “C” on the leading edge measuring 0.JT9D Borescope Report July 12th. 2008 ESN: 709651 13th Stage: No access 14th Stage: Blade shown below has a dent on the trailing edge in area “C”. Blending only allowed up to 0. Repair HPC blades indicated above and/or contact MFG for disposition.040”.

The circumferential cracks are only 6 to 7 inches apart. Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 Suggested Action: Repair Combustion Can. which is less than 10” minimum allowed and Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 668 attached for reference. Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 pages 663.5” maximum allowed and Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 page 663 attached for reference. Unserviceable IAW 72-00-00 pages 666 and 668 attached for reference. 2008 Reference JT9D Maintenance Manual 72-00 Pages 645-680B There are 3 areas of damage to the Inner Liner of the combustion chamber at the 6 O’clock. Suggested Action: None required. Area 2 has a continuous axial crack that connects to two circumferential cracks. In Addition: Area 1 has a hole that is 1” wide and in excess of 0. All three areas have circumferential cracking intersecting axial cracks on the louver body forward of the stiffener and/or the louver lip in the same liner. 666 and 668 HPT Nozzle Guide Vanes Typical burning and cracking was observed to the platforms and trailing edges on many vanes and are within AMM limits. Combustion Chamber: Areas 1 and 3 have a circumferential crack that extends from and beyond an axial crack approximately 2” which would require 300 hours inspections IAW 72-00-00 page 666 attached for reference. Page 6 of 17 .JT9D Borescope Report Combustion Section Inspection ESN: 709651 July 12th.

if any. Suggested Action: None required. 2nd Stage Blades: No discrepancies observed. and subject to the condition that it is understood and agreed that the contents are based on diligent inspection and are exclusive of latent defects in materials. Suggested Action: None required. SIGNATURE Craig Grave A&P 3107192 IA Page 7 of 17 . rigging. Low Pressure Turbine ( LPT ) July 12th. are uncontrolled and are for general reference only. Maintenance Manual pages attached to this report. but are believed to be correct and are fairly representative of the condition of the engine at the time of inspection and prior to any operation. LLC. This survey is submitted without prejudice and in confidence to the named client and is without responsibility to others to whom it may be shown. or systems not detectable without removal or disassembly. Verify limits with current MM effective for this engine and or aircraft. 2008 Reference JT9D Maintenance Manual 72-00 Pages 682G-682M 3rd Stage Blades: No discrepancies observed.JT9D Borescope Report High Pressure Turbine ( HPT ) ESN: 709651 Reference JT9D Maintenance Manual 72-00 Pages 680F-682F 1st Stage Blades No discrepancies observed. This report and the accompanying video is submitted on behalf of Aircraft Inspection & Management. 5th Stage Blades: No Access 6th Stage Blades: No discrepancies observed.

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