And according to For ongoing investigation Conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, two propeller blades in the aircraft’s No. 2 engine caused fractures.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency airworthiness directive requiring immediate or extensive inspections of Boeing 777s equipped with specific Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.
Management indicated that this is likely to lead to the aircraft being decommissioned.
Boeing has also asked airlines to stop flying aircraft equipped with the engine, and has recommended that more than 120 aircraft worldwide be grounded, according to For a newspaper Wall Street Journal.
(Steve Dickson), director of the Federal Aviation Administration, said in … statement: We reviewed all available post-accident safety data and, based on preliminary information, concluded that the inspection interval of hollow propeller blades unique to this model of engines used on Boeing 777s only should be increased.
And theSays United Airlines: It has voluntarily grounded 24 Boeing 777s using Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and expects only a few customers to be disturbed.
Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau ordered Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways to take their aircraft with the same engines out of service. Japan Airlines owns 14 of this model, while All Nippon Airways owns up to 19 aircraft of this model.
No one was injured on board United Airlines Flight 328, which was bound for Honolulu but returned safely to Denver after experiencing an engine failure shortly after takeoff.
A spokeswoman for South Korea’s Ministry of Transport said, before Boeing’s statement: It is monitoring the situation but has not taken any action yet, and explained that Korean Airlines has 12 aircraft, half of which are in stock, and is consulting with the manufacturer and the regulators.
Boeing said: A total of 69 of them were in service and 59 were in storage, at a time when airlines grounded their aircraft due to reduced demand linked to the Coronavirus epidemic.
The affected 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft are older and less fuel-efficient than newer models, and most operators are moving them out of their fleets.
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