Technology United States. New inspections ordered on Boeing 777

06:50  22 february  2021
06:50  22 february  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Les Boeing 777-200 de la compagnie United Airlines devront passer de nouvelles inspections avant d'être autorisés à voler. © REUTERS / Kamil Krzaczynski / File Photo United Airlines Boeing 777-200s will have to undergo further inspections before being allowed to fly.

In the aftermath of an engine fire on a Boeing on a route between Denver and Honolulu, the aviation authority ordered the aircraft manufacturer to carry out further inspections of its fleet.

The US Federal Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) on Sunday announced it was issuing an emergency directive after the engine failure of a Boeing 777 operated by United Airlines in Denver, calling for enhanced inspection of similar planes.

Statement from FAA Administrator Steve Dickson. pic.twitter.com/dGkUYuKNAL

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- The FAA ️ (@FAANews) February 21, 2021

Steve Dickson, the director of the FAA, said the directive applies to Boeing 777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines individuals, adding that this " certainly means that some aircraft will have to be taken out of service" .

In a statement, he added that early evidence on Saturday's Colorado incident indicated that the "inspection interval should be increased for hollow blades specific to this type of engine, used only on Boeing 777 aircraft ».

24 suspended aircraft

United Airlines is the only US airline to have in its fleet of aircraft with PW4000 engines.

Shortly after the FAA's announcement, United said it was suspending the use of its 24 Boeing 777s equipped with PW4000 engines and discussing with US regulators possible additional measures needed to ensure the return to service these devices safely.

On Saturday, an aircraft making a flight between Denver (Colorado) and Honolulu (Hawaii) with 231 passengers and 10 crew members, had been forced to make an emergency U-turn due to the fire in its turbojet engine law.

The aircraft had landed safely at the Denver airport from where it had just taken off, and none of its occupants were injured.

Video taken by a passenger on flight UA328 shows the plane's right engine in flames and shows that the damaged engine fairing is completely missing.

As the Boeing returned to the airport, a shower of debris, some large, fell over a residential area in Broomfield, a town on the outskirts of Denver. No one was hit on the ground.

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