Boeings have been grounded since February after an attack Engine failure On a flight from Denver to Honolulu. The turbine blade broke, after which a large debris fell and passengers saw a burning engine (see tweet below this article). There were no injuries.
“United had hoped to be able to fly wide-body aircraft again this summer. However, bringing the aircraft back into service is taking longer than expected as federal regulators consider potential new requirements.
The sources said it includes “an additional type of inspection of the turbine blades and a proposed Boeing modification to prevent the hood from coming off if the turbine blade breaks in flight.” A decision will be made on this sometime in the coming weeks.
It would be a huge disappointment for United if the devices remained on the ground for another six months. Together they make up about a quarter of the broad body fleet. United is the only US airline to own a Triple Sevens with this type of engine.
World wine There are 128 Triple Sevens with these sources. These are relatively old aircraft from the 1990s, none of which have flown for European airlines.
– ChadSchnell February 20 2021
That’s part of it landing in a front yard in Colorado. pic.twitter.com/SbqTObRvlW
– Proud to be vaccinated (I_am_katertott) February 20 2021