FAA Orders More Engine Inspections after Southwest Accident

FAA Orders More Engine Inspections after Southwest Accident

FAA Orders More Engine Inspections after Southwest Accident

The inspections on the oldest engines, those with fan blades that have made more than 30,000 flights, should have inspections within 20 days, according to the company's bulletin. Then, on Friday, the manufacturer went further than the FAA, recommending inspections by the end of August of all engines that have gone through at least 20,000 flights.

Following the fatal engine failure on a 737 Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is poised to issue an emergency airworthiness directive calling for stepped up inspections of the CFM56-7B engine manufactured by CFM International.

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of more jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.

U.S. federal safety investigators have said the naked eye can not detect the cracks and signs of metal fatigue that doomed the engine on Southwest Flight 1380.

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It is not clear how many takeoff-and-landing cycles the engine in Tuesday's accident had gone through and whether it would have been covered by the FAA directive.

Engines in 681 aircraft will be checked worldwide.

The Boeing 737 used on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 had a fault in one of its CFM56-7B engines.

At issue are engines made by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric Co. and France's Safran SA.

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The manufacturer had issued two service bulletins a year ago calling for additional inspections of fan blades on the CFM56-7B engines following a similar incident in 2016 on another Southwest plane.

On Tuesday, however, when news broke that a second failure had taken place involving the same model engine, aircraft and airline - this time killing a passenger who was partially pulled through a gaping hole next to her seat - the two agencies agreed to act quickly, the person said. The jet, which was headed from NY to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

"After first inspection, operators are recommended to repeat the inspection every 3,000 cycles, which typically represents about two years in airline service", CFM added.

"The inspection, conducted on-wing with an ultrasonic probe along the surface of the fan blade, takes about four hours per engine", the manufacturer said.

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