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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

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

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

Boeing sued by passengers of fatal Southwest Airlines flight

Eight passengers who were aboard the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failed have filed a lawsuit on against Boeing Co., the airline and engine manufacturers. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2018

8 Southwest Airlines Passengers Are Suing After Fatal Flight

The passengers on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 are suing the airline for emotional, mental, and psychological damages. Eight of the passengers who survived a deadly engine explosion on Southwest Airlines Flight .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 21st, 2018

That Southwest Plane that Blew an Engine? It Just May Return to Service

After moving the plane to a storage facility, the airline says it hasn't decided on its fate. Southwest Airlines is still reeling from the aftermath of a fatal engine failure in April. Now a report suggests the .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 8th, 2018

The Southwest plane that blew an engine causing one woman to die could be put back into operation (LUV)

Amanda Bourman/AP The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 that was involved in a fatal emergency landing in April was flown to Victorville, California, for storage on Thursday. A Southwest representative told Business Insider that the airline has .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 8th, 2018