Kelly Aerospace Turbochargers Recalled

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Kelly Aerospace announced this week that it is recalling about 200 faulty turbochargers manufactured in March 2007 because of out-of-balance turbine wheels. Sources told AVweb this week that at least three of the turbine wheels have separated from the turbocharger shaft and one resulted in an emergency landing in Reno, Nev. The affected turbochargers were installed on Cirrus SR22s, Columbia 400 and Mooney Acclaim aircraft, all using Continental engines. The Cirrus aircraft have turbonormalizing systems provided by Tornado Alley Turbo of Ada, Okla. Tornado Alley told us it has already replaced or will soon replace the defective turbochargers from its own stock. For more information, see the Service Bulletin.