Boeing recommends grounding the 777 aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines
local time 2 On 21st, in a residential area near Broomfield on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, debris from a United Airlines aircraft engine was found.
Boeing said: “The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating and we recommend that Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines be temporarily grounded, including 69 aircraft in service and 59 aircraft in the library. ”
United Airlines and Japan’s two major airlines have confirmed that they have suspended 56 Boeing 777 aircraft, which are equipped with the same engines as the aircraft in the accident.
The head of the FAA, Steve Dixon, said that preliminary safety data reviews showed that additional inspections of the unique fan blades used only on Boeing 777 aircraft are necessary.
He also said that officials from the FAA met with representatives of Pratt & Whitney and Boeing on the evening of the 21st.