• European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    BERLIN - The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. A directive published by EASA late Friday called for inspections within 20 days of blades in the oldest CFM56-7B engines...
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  • Europe orders emergency inspections of the type of jet engines that failed on deadly Southwest Airlines flight

    Europe orders emergency inspections of the type of jet engines that failed on deadly Southwest Airlines flight

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Europe orders emergency inspections of the type of engine that malfunctioned on a Southwest Airlines flight this week.
    Planes with the CFM56-7B engine must be inspected in the next 20 days if the engine has been in service for around 20 years.
    Some 352 engines in the US and 681 engines worldwide are eligible for emergency inspections.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined US authorities in ordering an emergency inspection of the type of engine that malfunctioned on a Southwest Airlines flight this week to deadly effect.
    In a statement on Saturday , EASA ordered investigations of...
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