Washington US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has advised airlines not to use Boeing 777s with the same type of engine that caused trouble for one of the aircraft in the United States on Saturday.
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered an extraordinary inspection of these aircraft, and some airlines have stopped operating these Boeings themselves. Information on the causes of the accident was requested by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Monday.
United Airlines’ Boeing 777 on Saturday, shortly after takeoff in Denver, started burning the right engine. The plane with 241 people on board returned safely to the airport, but a piece of engine landed in front of the family house in the suburbs. Nothing happened to anyone on the plane or on the ground. The machine was equipped with Pratt & amp; Whitney 4000.
The FAA has announced that the ordered inspection is likely to result in the machines having to be shut down for a while. After the incident, the office’s experts went through the available safety data and concluded that more frequent inspection of the blades in the engine was necessary. The National Traffic Safety Authority (NTSB) found that only the engine was damaged in the accident, the damage to other parts of the aircraft was minimal.
Engine Manufacturer Pratt & amp; Whitney said in a press release that he had set aside a team of experts to work with investigators. They also deal with the proposal whether to shorten the interval of inspections of engine parts. Pratt & amp; Whitney is part of Raytheon Technologies and one of three engine manufacturers originally involved in the production of 777 aircraft. Pratt & amp; The Whitney 4000, although slightly different, also had a Boeing 747 cargo plane, which also had problems in the Netherlands on Saturday. Authorities are now investigating the accident.
United Airlines said it had taken its 24 Boeing 777s equipped with the engine type out of service. No other airline in the US uses the same type of aircraft. However, airlines in Japan and South Korea have the same type in the fleet. The Japanese authorities have ordered the operation of aircraft with Pratt & amp; Whitney 4000 stop. Japan Airlines operates 13 of these aircraft, and ANA Holdings airline 19. In December, Japan Airlines had a problem with an aircraft whose left engine was not working properly.
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Boeing said in a statement that, in light of the investigation, it recommends that all 69 aircraft equipped with Pratt & amp; Whitney 4000-112 and who are in active service around the world. Another 59 aircraft of this type and with the same engine are in the hangars. Due to the pandemic, air traffic is still severely restricted.
The problem with the 777 aircraft comes shortly after all 387 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft had to stop operating worldwide for more than a year and a half. Although the shutdown now involves a significantly smaller number of Boeings, this means new difficulties for manufacturers. The FAA has already strongly criticized Boeing for its production problems during the investigation of two 737 MAX aircraft accidents. A total of 346 people died in them.
The Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 belong to the older generation of machines, which are less efficient than newer models. It is currently used by only five airlines, namely United Airlines, Japan Airlines, ANA Holdings, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air Lines. Most carriers are being phased out of the fleet, Reuters reported. The plane that had an accident over Denver on Saturday is 26 years old.
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