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After fatal accident, Southwest Airlines inspects 35,000 engine fan blades and finds no flaws

“A handful” of the blades will get a second test after the coating they’re covered with showed “anomalies.”.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 16th, 2018

Southwest: Other carriers finding cracked engine fan blades

Southwest Airlines says cracks in fan blades like the flaw blamed for a fatal accident have been found at other airlines, and the engine maker is considering recommending more frequent inspections......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 27th, 2018

NTSB to probe fatal engine failure on Southwest flight

Federal safety officials plan to question representatives from engine maker CFM International and Boeing about the fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet this year......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsNov 14th, 2018

FAA Moved Slower Than Usual on Warning Ahead of Southwest Fatality

Before a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight, regulators had been weighing stepping up engine inspections for an unusually long time after the first warnings about a part......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 20th, 2018

Southwest Airlines: Bookings fell after fatal accident

Southwest Airlines on Thursday said bookings fell in the wake of last week's midair engine explosion.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 26th, 2018

Southwest Forecasts Weaker Bookings After Fatal Accident

Southwest Airlines warned of weaker revenue ahead as the company continues to deal with the fallout of last week’s fatal accident following an engine blowout on a flight from New York to Dallas......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 26th, 2018

Southwest Airlines is inspecting virtually its entire fleet of planes after fatal accident

In the wake of an in-flight engine failure .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesApr 23rd, 2018

Southwest Expects Minor Disruptions as It Inspects Engines

Southwest Airlines canceled a small number of fights Sunday to perform engine checks in the wake of an accident that killed one of its passengers......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 23rd, 2018

Southwest Airlines inspecting virtually its entire fleet of planes following fatal accident

In the wake of an in-flight engine failure that k.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesApr 23rd, 2018

Southwest cancels about 40 flights for engine inspections

Southwest Airlines Co said it canceled about 40 flights on Sunday, or 1 percent of those scheduled, as it inspects engines after last week’s deadly accident in Pennsylvania......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 22nd, 2018

Southwest cancels about 40 flights for engine inspections

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said it canceled about 40 flights on Sunday, or 1 percent of those scheduled, as it inspects engines after last week’s deadly accident in Pennsylvania......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 22nd, 2018

European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

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......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 21st, 2018

FAA Orders Engine Inspections After Deadly Southwest Accident

Two days after a woman died and seven people were injured aboard Southwest Airlines flight 1380, the FAA has ordered inspections of fan blades on all CFM56-7B engines of the sa.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 19th, 2018

Fatal Southwest Airlines Accident Blamed On "Metal Fatigue" Inside Exploded Engine: NTSB

Fatal Southwest Airlines Accident Blamed On "Metal Fatigue" Inside Exploded Engine: NTSB.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 18th, 2018

Fatal Southwest Accident Puts Focus on Widely Used Engine

The engine failure that killed a passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight puts the spotlight on one of the industry’s most commonly used engines......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 18th, 2018

Investigators to issue final report of fatal Southwest accident after hearing

The National Transportation Safety Board held an investigative hearing Wednesday discussing the facts around the April 17 accident where a passenger died on Southwest flight 1380 after an engine failure. Representatives from the parties involved .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2018

Investigators to issue final report of fatal Southwest accident after hearing

The National Transportation Safety Board held an investigative hearing Wednesday discussing the facts around the April 17 accident where a passenger died on Southwest flight 1380 after an engine failure. Representatives from the parties involved .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2018

U.S. safety board holds hearing on fatal Southwest engine explosion

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board opened an investigative hearing on Wednesday into the fatal engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that killed one passenger......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 14th, 2018

Southwest Airlines evades major financial setback after fatal Flight 1380

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines may have avoided a lasting financial setback in the wake of the fatal flight 1380 last April 18. The engine on a Southwest plane bound from New York to Dallas exploded. Shrapnel from the explosion punctured a window on t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 8th, 2018

Southwest Airlines Co. Earnings: Moving in the Right Direction Again

The low-cost carrier has stumbled this year due to a fatal accident that occurred in April, but unit revenue trends are already starting to improve......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 26th, 2018

U.S. safety board to hold hearing on fatal Southwest engine failure

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday it will hold an investigative hearing in November about a midair incident in April in which an engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 exploded over Pennsylvania, killing one passenger......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 24th, 2018