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February 23, 2021, 10:08 AM

Investigators Find Metal Fatigue in UAL 777’s Failed Engine

NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 8:21 AM
The FAA must develop a “risk-based approach” to ODA oversight, according to a DOT IG report on the agency’s response to 737 Max recommendations.
Feb 24, 2021 - 8:32 AM
The interim order by U.S. authorities to inspect all Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112s applies to some 125 Boeing 777s.
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Feb 23, 2021 - 10:08 AM
NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.
Feb 22, 2021 - 12:53 PM
An inflight engine failure suffered by a cargo 747-400 involved a smaller version of the PW4000 that failed over Colorado on February 20.
Feb 22, 2021 - 11:19 AM
The practice remains controversial and what's permitted is still unclear, though the FAA issued guidance on this subject a year ago, according to the GAO.
Feb 22, 2021 - 7:35 AM
Following the grounding of all 32 of the suspect 777s in operation in Japan, the FAA ordered immediate or “stepped up” inspection of 24 airplanes at UAL.
Feb 19, 2021 - 1:16 PM
Airlines for America members agree to ask inbound international passengers to provide five data points.
Feb 19, 2021 - 12:31 PM
Albuquerque, New Mexico-based One Aviation will now be liquidated after several failed reorganization attempts.
Feb 19, 2021 - 11:15 AM
Baldwin Safety and Compliance is now offering its Internal Evaluation Program to clients at no cost.
Feb 18, 2021 - 3:07 PM
Embraer welcomed a Brazilian decision to turn its attention away from a WTO process in favor of a broader effort to address aircraft subsidies.