Several international airlines decided to implement a recommendation issued by the American company “Boeing” to stop using “Boeing 777” aircraft, after the engine of one of these aircraft was burned in the air after it took off from the American Colorado airport. The US Civil Aviation Authority has ordered additional audits on some Boeing 777 aircraft. The US National Transportation and Security Authority is also conducting an investigation into the accident, which did not result in casualties.
After a recommendation from the American “Boeing” group, which requested a moratorium on the use of 128 commercial 777 aircraft worldwide, several airlines, including the American “United Airlines” and the two main Japanese companies, decided to implement that recommendation and to stop using their Boeing 777 aircraft Sunday and Monday after An aircraft engine burns over Colorado.
A Boeing Group spokeswoman confirmed to Agence France-Presse Monday that a decision had already been made to stop using the world’s 128 Boeing 777s equipped with the Pratt & Whitney engine. United Airlines, one of its aircraft, which affected one of its aircraft, the Japanese airline, “All Nippon Airlines” and the South Korean Air Company announced that they would stop using their aircraft equipped with an engine such as the one that caused the fire.
The US Civil Aviation Authority has ordered additional audits of some Boeing 777 aircraft. The US National Transportation and Security Authority is investigating the incident, which resulted in no casualties.
“During the investigation, we recommended that we suspend the use of the 69 777 aircraft in service and 59 aircraft equipped with the Pratt & Whitney 112 4000 engine,” Boeing said in a statement. United announced that it has voluntarily withdrawn from service 24 Boeing 777s and expects “that a small number of customers will be affected by this measure.”
The Japanese airline and “All Nippon Airlines” announced the suspension of the use of 13 and 19 aircraft equipped with the “BW 4000” respectively, and that they avoided canceling flights by replacing them with other aircraft.
Japan’s Transportation Ministry announced it had ordered tougher engine checks after Japan’s Boeing 777 aircraft encountered problems with a “similar engine” during a flight from Tokyo airport to Okinawa island in December.
The South Korean Ministry of Transport announced that it does not currently intend to stop using its aircraft and that it is monitoring the situation closely. However, “Aziana Airlines”, the second South Korean airline, decided to stop using its seven 777 aircraft in its fleet.
As for “Corian Air”, the first airline in the country, which announced earlier to Agence France-Presse that it had suspended the use of its six Boeing 777s equipped with the “BW 4000” engine, it confirmed that it was awaiting official recommendations from the South Korean regulators.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the Director of the US Civil Aviation Authority, Steve Dixon, announced that after consulting with his team of aviation safety experts, he asked them to publish a directive requiring immediate and in-depth audits of Boeing 777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines.
Hard hit after problems with Boeing 737 Max planes
A Boeing 777-220 United Airlines plane just took off Saturday from Denver (Colorado) to Honolulu (Hawaii) with 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board, and was forced to return to the airport and make an emergency landing after a fire broke out in its right-hand engine. The plane landed on the tarmac without problems, and no one was injured. Local authorities said that some large-scale debris was scattered over a residential area in Broomfield, a suburb of Denver, as the plane returned to the airport without injuring anyone on the ground.
The Boeing Group has in recent years experienced serious problems with its 737 MAX aircraft. In March, a decision was issued banning the use of these aircraft after two accidents that left 346 people dead after the “Lion Air” plane crashed in Indonesia in October 2018 (189 dead) and another belonging to Ethiopian Airlines in March 2019 in Ethiopia (157 dead). .
In both incidents, the plane’s control system received false signals from one of the two-angle probes in the plane, which turned out to be in a fall, prompting the system to automatically place the plane in a landing state despite the pilots ’attempt to disable it.
After a 20-month ban, the 737 MAX was allowed to fly again, following new adjustments and protocols in pilot training. The Covid-19 epidemic had disastrous consequences for air transport around the world, which led to the cancellation of contracts to purchase hundreds of aircraft