A321 uncontained failure spurs urgent V2500 disk measures

Operators of Airbus A320-family jets are being ordered to remove disks from certain International Aero Engines V2500 power plants after an un-contained failure resulted in an aborted A321 take-off.

The incident occurred on 18 March, says the US FAA, and involved a high-pressure turbine first-stage disk failure.

While the regulator has not confirmed which event spurred the directive, a V2500-powered Vietnam Airlines A321 aborted take-off at Ho Chi Minh City on this date with apparent substantial damage to its starboard engine.

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