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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

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 falls further behind in on-time arrivals race, as AA makes progress

Southwest Airlines, dealing with a fatal fan-blade fracture and engine explosion last month, plummeted even further behind the rest of the pack than it has been in recent times in the on-time arrivals derby. Airline data behemoth OAG has released the Apr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 10th, 2018

NTSB confirms what shattered the window on deadly Southwest flight

Federal investigators say the engine fan blade that broke apart during a Southwest Airlines flight last month showed signs consistent with metal fatigue, a defect largely suspected by industry experts analyzing the deadly accident......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 4th, 2018

Southwest Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing Due to Cracked Window

The incident happened two weeks after a fatal accident on a separate plane. A Southwest Airlines Co. jetliner made an unscheduled stop after a window cracked, two weeks after an accident on a se.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 2nd, 2018

Trump will meet with the heroic crew that landed the fatal Southwest flight after the plane suffered an explosive engine failure (LUV)

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with the pilots and crew of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380. The meeting is expected to take place on Tuesday at the White House. The Southwest crew has b.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 30th, 2018

Passenger sues Southwest Airlines over fatal engine explosion

A lawsuit against Southwest Airlines Co has been filed by a passenger who was flying on last week's flight 1380, in which an engine exploded and one person was killed......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 27th, 2018

Passenger sues Southwest Airlines over fatal engine explosion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit against Southwest Airlines Co has been filed by a passenger who was flying on last week's flight 1380, in which an engine exploded and one person was killed......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 27th, 2018

Passenger sues Southwest Airlines over last week"s fatal engine explosion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit against Southwest Airlines Co was filed by a passenger who was flying on last week's flight 1380, in which an engine exploded and a passenger was killed......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 27th, 2018

Southwest Bookings Fall After Fatal Accident

Southwest Airlines said bookings have dropped since last week’s fatal accident as the company and rival carriers also face a sharp jump in fuel prices, prompting some to raise fares......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 26th, 2018