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United Air declares Pratt & Whitney-powered 777s will return

UNITED Airlines Holdings announced they will resume flying its Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777-200 fleet that's been grounded for two months since an engine failure occurred across Denver, reports London's Air Cargo News

28 April 2021 - 19:00
UNITED Airlines Holdings announced they will resume flying its Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777-200 fleet that's been grounded for two months since an engine failure occurred across Denver, reports London's Air Cargo News.

United is working with Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, and the Federal Aviation Administration (F) on fan-blade inspections.



Some of United's 777-200s are among the first that Boeing manufactured, dating to 1995. It sparked speculation about whether the carrier would pursue repairs, as some Asian airlines have done.



That same issue affects some Max aircraft flown by American Airlines Group, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Air.



United declined to comment on whether all of the 777s would be repaired and returned to the fleet. Pratt & Whitney also had no comment.


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