Boeing has recommended that all airlines suspend flights of 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW 4000 engines. This was reported on the website of the American corporation.
The decision was made in connection with the fire of one of these engines in the United States during United Airlines flight 328, after which an investigation began. According to the company, currently 69 airliners operating on the Pratt & Whitney PW 4000 are flying, another 59 are parked. Boeing has called for the planes to cease operating until the FAA determines the appropriate inspection protocol.
The company supported the decisions of the aviation regulators in Japan and the United States, which have already decided to suspend the flights of these aircraft.
On February 21, in the US state of Colorado, fragments of the skin of a Boeing 777 airliner fell on a residential area, the engine of which caught fire during the flight. The plane with 241 people on board en route from Denver to Honolulu. Due to a malfunction, the aircraft safely returned to the airport of departure. Some of its debris fell in Commons Park, as well as in the Northmoor and Red Leaf areas of Brumfield, 20 miles north of downtown Denver.
Earlier, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recognized the Boeing 737 MAX as safe after the revision. Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were banned from flying around the world after two consecutive plane crashes that killed 346 people. The reason was one of the liner systems, which is responsible for adjusting the position of the aircraft in the air. During the investigation, it turned out that the manufacturer managed to avoid the necessary checks of the model by lobbying for its interests, and also silenced employees who knew about the problems.
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