After the engine failure of a Boeing 777 not far from Denver in the state of Colorado, the US aviation authority FAA has announced consequences. Machines of this type, which are equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney engines, should be intensified and checked immediately, said FAA chief Steve Dickson on Sunday (local time) and announced a corresponding emergency policy. </p><div> <p>"This will likely mean that some aircraft will have to be taken out of service," said Dickson. <a href="https://www.de24.news/"><img class="alignnone size-medium" src="https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png" alt="© www.de24.news" width="400" height="20" /></a><p> The inspection intervals should be increased.</p>
Meanwhile, the Japanese Ministry of Transport ordered a flight ban for aircraft equipped with the affected engines in their own country as a precaution. This affects 13 aircraft from Japan Airlines (JAL) and 19 aircraft from All Nippon Aiwars (ANA), as the Ministry announced in Tokyo.
The machine was on its way from Denver to the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu. According to the FAA, the right engine of the machine failed shortly after takeoff.
United Airlines announced that it is voluntarily removing 24 Pratt & Whitney 4,000-series Boeing 777 aircraft from its flight schedule as an immediate precautionary measure. It should be ensured that these aircraft meet the strict safety standards and can be put back into service.
The re are currently 52 of these aircraft in the fleet – 24 active and 28 in storage.