Recommendation for suspension of more than 120 Boeing aircraft type 777 was issued yesterday by the construction company, 24 hours after one Her plane caught fire in the air and pieces of it crashed in a residential area in Denver.
According to the British newspaper «Guardian», Boeing has advised airlines to temporarily suspend their 777 flights following the nightmarish landing of a Boeing by United Airlines in Denver on Saturday after it lost its right engine in the air.
In a statement, Boeing states:
“Boeing is actively following the latest developments related to United Airlines Flight 328. While the US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, we are proposing to suspend the 69 operating and 59 777 spare aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines until the US Federal Aviation Administration determine the appropriate inspection protocol “.
The FAA Director Steve Dixon said in a statement late Saturday night that the directive covers Boeing 777s equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and “It is possible that some of the aircraft will be taken out of service.”
THE Dixon stated that the initial investigation of the engine failure on Saturday shows that “The interval between inspections of turbine blades used exclusively on this type of engine used exclusively on Boeing 777 aircraft should be reduced.”
The airline United is the only airline using the PW4000 engine in its fleet of aircraft.
The mobility of the competent authorities to take action with regard to engines Pratt & Whitney 4000 followed the safe landing of a United Airlines 777 aircraft at Denver International Airport on Saturday, following a failure of the aircraft’s right engine, resulting in its detachment from the wing.
The US National Transportation Safety Commission (NTSB) has announced that the initial search carried out on the aircraft, finds that most of the damage was limited to the right engine, causing minimal damage to the aircraft.
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Temporary suspension of flights for the 24 Boeing 777 aircraft of United Airlines
The airline United Airlines announced late last night, Sunday night that immediately suspends 24 Boeing 777 flights which has in its fleet and carry the same type of engine as the aircraft of the company that made an emergency landing on Saturday in Denver.
United announced that will continue discussions with the competent authorities in the USA “In order to decide on any additional steps that may be required to ensure that the aircraft in question comply with strict safety regulations and can return to active service.”
The FAA has said it expects the new inspections will require temporary departure of certain aircraft from active flight service.
According to the same service, United Airlines is the only airline in the US to use 777 aircraft with the mentioned engines.
The same aircraft are in use by airlines in Japan and in South Korea, according to the FAA.
Japan’s Ministry of Transport orders airlines to suspend Boeing 777 flights
THE Japan asked the airlines do not use Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines for take-offs, landings, but also overflights in its territory until recently, as announced by the Aeronautical Information Center of Japan.
The warning was issued yesterday, Sunday night, after the safe landing of a Boeing 777 of the American United Airlines at the Denver International Airport on Saturday after he had lost his right engine in the air.
The reported 777 was built 26 years ago and brought two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.
There were no reports of injuries on the aircraft or on the ground.
Its Ministry of Transport Japan ordered the airlines Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) and ANA Holdings Inc suspend the use of the 777 with PW4000 engines, while considering further action.
The same ministry announced that on December 4, 2020, a JAL flight from Naha Airport to Tokyo returned to Naha due to left engine malfunction.
This aircraft was built 26 years ago as well as the United Airlines aircraft involved in Saturday’s incident.
THE Japan announced that ANA has 19 aircraft of its type in its fleet and JAL has 13 Boeing 777 aircraft.
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