WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson mentioned Tuesday the company is appearing rapidly to finalize a brand new emergency airworthiness directive that may require stepped-up inspections of all Boeing 777-200 airplanes with Pratt & Whitney PW400 engines after an engine failure on a United Airways flight.
The company introduced Sunday it might quickly challenge a directive, whereas United mentioned it might floor its fleet of 777s with the engine in query pending the FAA directive.
“We’ve been engaged on this nonstop since Saturday afternoon and I’m assured that we’ll get it proper,” Dickson mentioned. “We wish to perceive what occurred after which take the required steps to stop an identical incidence sooner or later.”
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(Reporting by David Shepardson, Enhancing by Franklin Paul)