- The Boeing Company of the United States said that it is recommended that airlines suspend flights and all 777-type aircraft
- Boeing said it recommends the relevant suspension, pending further inspections by US regulators.
- Japan Airlines said that the company's related aircraft are expected to retire in March next year.
The Boeing Company of the United States said that it is recommended that airlines suspend flights and all 777-type aircraft that use the same engine as the United Airlines aircraft that occurred recently. Previously, the Japanese aviation regulatory agency had requested domestic airlines to suspend the service of aircraft of the same model with the same engine.
Boeing said it recommends the relevant suspension, pending further inspections by US regulators. The affected aircraft include the 777-200 and 777-300 series, which are older and less energy-efficient aircraft. Most airlines have gradually retired the aircraft.
“As we swap out aircraft, we expect only a small number of customers to be inconvenienced,” United spokesman David Gonzalez said.
United Airlines is the only airline in the United States that uses this engine. Other airlines using this engine aircraft are Japanese and South Korean companies. Currently, Japan Airlines and all Nippon Airways have 13 and 19 related models of aircraft respectively. Japan Airlines said that the company’s related aircraft are expected to retire in March next year.
Korean Air said that the company has 12 related aircraft, half of which are stored in the hangar, and will maintain contact with regulatory agencies and manufacturers and temporarily ground the flight to Japan. South Korean regulators have not announced any response actions.
“We reviewed all available safety data following yesterday’s incident,” the FAA said in a statement from its administrator, Steve Dickson. “Based on the initial information, we concluded that the inspection interval should be stepped up for the hollow fan blades that are unique to this model of engine, used solely on Boeing 777 airplanes. This will likely mean that some airplanes will be removed from service.”
A United Airlines Boeing 777 passenger plane, shortly after takeoff in Denver last Saturday, had smoke and fire from its right engine. The plane had to return to Denver and landed safely. No one was injured in the accident.
This plane has two doors, which makes it easy for the passengers to disembark quickly and board the plane without delays. It can carry up to 180 passengers, which is one more than the average capacity of an aircraft. The additional seats give the passengers more comfort during the flight.
It has two engine banks, which makes it one of the most efficient planes. It has the ability to fly at a higher altitude, which gives a sense of spaciousness to the passengers. It also has an excellent safety record. The only minor glitch reported with this plane is that it experiences problems with the landing gear. Other minor problems have been resolved.
The maintenance of this plane is quite regular, which is very important because the plane requires minimum maintenance. One of the major airlines also uses this aircraft for cargo transportation.
This plane has a wide range of applications, which include passenger transport, freight transportation, and cargo handling. It has increased passenger safety and has become one of the best value for money buys in the aviation industry. It is also used for long-haul international and long-haul domestic flights. There is a seating capacity of 160 passengers and this includes the crew. The seating arrangement provides ample legroom for the passengers. There is also a large amount of space for cargo, which can include luggage, electronic items, and other belongings.
This plane is fitted with a transonic weapons system; it has missiles and other weapon systems that can take-off and land vertically and take-off horizontally. It also has extended-range missiles and cruise missiles. It has the ability to refuel in flight. It has the ability to carry different types of internally stored fuel in the wing tanks. There is a service network that helps in the maintenance and operation of the aircraft.
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It was used by the United States Air Force during the post-cold war era. Some modifications were made to it during the later stages and it has now become a widely used commercial aircraft. It is used for courier jobs, freight transportation, and military purposes. Some smaller regional jets are also fitted with the systems of this type. Recently, the American Airlines company had ordered one of this type for their fleet.