A380 engine inspections follow mid-air failure

A380, airbus, engine, fail, explode, mid-air, inspection, order, FAA, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney

US FAA orders inspections of engines widely used on A380s
The United Sates’ Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of the engines on some Airbus A380s, after one appeared to have exploded on an Air France transatlantic flight two weeks ago.
Its emergency airworthiness directive requires operators of Engine Alliance GP7200 series engines to visually inspect them and remove the fan hub if a defect is found.
The engines are manufactured by a General Electric-Pratt & Whitney joint venture. Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines are not affected. GP7200 engines are on 60% of A380s in use around the world including those at Air France, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways and Korean Air.
Some parts of the damaged engine were found in Greenland, brought back by helicopter and are now in the hands of French accident investigators in Paris.


Check Also

Joon, air france, millennial, Oslo, flight, first, Nordic, destinations, Paris

Millennials visit Oslo on first Joon flight

Air France’s millennial-focused Joon adds its new-generation travel experience to Oslo Airport.

Air France, strike, unions, vote, Easter, March, 2018, cancel, flights, travel

Air France passengers face two strikes

Turbulence ahead as unions vote to stage strikes on both of the upcoming Fridays.

United, flight, pet, dog, overhead, bin, compartment, USA, Houston, New York, apology, crew, attendant

Dog dies in aircraft overhead compartment

United Airlines apologises after a flight attendant insists the dog should travel in the compartment.

Qatar Airways, Qatar, Al Baker, CEO, ITB, press conference, sanctions, loss, blockade, destinations, routes, new, Tallinn, London Gatwick, Mediterranean, Turkey, Saudi, Greece

Qatar CEO warns of loss, reveals 16 new routes

Qatar Airways’ chief steals the limelight at ITB, blasts sanctions and announces a big new expansion.

Air Berlin, sue, law, courts, Etihad, administrator, creditors, billion, litigation

Air Berlin creditors plan to sue Etihad

The sum to be sought through the courts could stretch to more than €1 billion.

United Express, door, God, open, flight, passeneger, suicidal, SkyWest, Boise, San Francisco, USA

Passenger tries to open door mid-flight

Fellow passengers get a mid-air scare before restraining the unhinged individual.