Australia lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX

Australia’s aviation regulator to lift a near two-year ban on flights. Australia’s aviation regulator said on Friday it would lift a near two-year ban on flights to and from the country that use the Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. “We … are confident that the…

Investigative update about United Airlines flight #UA328 Boeing 777 engine incident

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update for its ongoing investigation of Saturday’s engine event on a Boeing 777-200. United flight 328 experienced a right engine failure shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport. The airplane returned safely to Denver; none of the 229 passengers or 10 crewmembers were injured. The flight’s destination…

ALERT The FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive to require operators of Boeing 777 with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 to inspect these engines

The FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) (PDF) that requires U.S. operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines to inspect these engines before further flight. The FAA is taking this action as the result of a fan-blade failure that occurred Saturday on a Boeing 777-200 that had just departed from Denver International…

BREAKING Boeing recommends suspending operations of 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines

Boeing recommends suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. Boeing statement “Boeing is actively monitoring recent events related to United Airlines Flight 328. While the NTSB investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777s powered by Pratt &…