Report: Boeing planned cowling fixes before engines failures

Thursday, 25. February 2021 11:54

Boeing was planning on fixing the protective external engine covers, known as cowlings, on its 777 planes months before two recent incidents involving engine failures on the aircraft, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday citing internal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents.

According to additional sources cited by the outlet, the FAA and Boeing had been discussing potential cowling fixes for even longer. Namely, these discussions began in 2018 after engine failures on two flights operated by United Airlines and Southwest.

"Boeing has decided to redesign the fan cowl instead of trying to modify existing fan cowls to address both the structural strength concerns" and moisture issues, the FAA document revealed.

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