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  • No compensation for faulty Growler.

    Imaging if this was a F-35 and no compensation was forthcoming.

    The Department of Defence is reviewing all major foreign military contracts after the United States declared it will not pay any compensation for a new $125 million warplane destroyed by fire due to a faulty engine.

    In January 2018, an American-made Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Growler skidded across a runway and burst into flames following a dramatic engine malfunction during an attempted take-off at a US military base in Nevada.

    The ABC last year revealed a RAAF investigation had confirmed a high-pressure compressor in the Growler's engine had broken into three major pieces, with one segment piercing through the bottom of the jet and taking a chunk out of the runway.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-...owing/11749446
    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

    In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

  • #2
    I guess nothing is an accident any more... There has to be someone to blame, and that someone should have deep pockets...

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    • #3
      Well, I guess the engine was still under warrantee and should be compensated…. if a manufacturing fault can be proven.
      That's about $4 million if it's a GE F414.
      The remaining $121 million… goodbye, **** happens, no one's gonna reimburse that.
      "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rutger View Post
        Well, I guess the engine was still under warrantee and should be compensated…. if a manufacturing fault can be proven.
        That's about $4 million if it's a GE F414.
        The remaining $121 million… goodbye, **** happens, no one's gonna reimburse that.
        Why not ? It’s a consequential loss . Surely some arrangement is in place to cover this kind of eventuality.
        "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
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        • #5
          I wouldn't say so.
          When we supply a machine and it breaks down within warranty we don't have to pay for consequential loss. It's in the basic sales conditions, and very often even included in general sales conditions agreements covering a whole industry.
          I'd say GE are smart enough to cover this type of event in advance in a similar manner, rather than paying hefty insurance premiums to cover this type of incident. After all, engine failures are not uncommon.
          But then, in the US one can always go to court.
          "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"

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          • #6
            Are we sure the manufacturer made a faulty unit to begin with, or is this simply one of those things that happens?
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              Found one interesting article that goes into the intricate details of whether warranties can work in military services.

              https://www.rand.org/content/dam/ran...2005/DB368.pdf
              "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
              Ernest Hemingway.

              In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
                Found one interesting article that goes into the intricate details of whether warranties can work in military services.

                https://www.rand.org/content/dam/ran...2005/DB368.pdf
                Interesting study...
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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