Boeing, FAA, & UA Grounding 777s

After this weekend’s engine explosion over Denver, Boeing, the FAA, and United Airlines have all announced plans to grounds 777s using the Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines to allow for further inspections. In a press release, Boeing announced they would ground 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777s using the particular engine variant until the FAA determines the “appropriate inspection protocol.” Pratt & Whitney will also be inspecting the engines to determine if any service is needed.

The NTSB revealed that there was damage to the fan blades but will not draw any conclusions based on early inspections. No one was injured in the incident this past weekend when debris from the damaged engine rained down on a suburban neighborhood outside of Denver.

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