You are here: Home » International » News » Others
Business Standard

FAA orders inspections of some Boeing 777 engines after United fire

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday that a cracked fan blade from the United Flight 328 engine that caught fire was consistent with metal fatigue

Topics
US FAA | Boeing 777 | Boeing

David Shepardson & Jamie Freed | Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it was ordering immediate inspections of Boeing 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines before further flights after an engine failed on a United flight on Saturday. The engines are used on 128 older versions of the plane accounting for less than 10% of the more than 1,600 777s delivered and only a handful of airlines in the United States, South Korea and Japan were operating them recently. Operators must conduct a thermal acoustic image inspection of the large titanium fan blades on each engine, the FAA said. The ...

This article is no longer available in our repository.

There could be multiple reasons for this.

First Published: Wed, February 24 2021. 17:07 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.