Tag: engine problems

GE9X Engine Problem Could Delay First Boeing 777X Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The problem detected while testing General Electric Co’s new GE9X turbine engine gives rise to growing uncertainty over the first flight of Boeing’s newest widebody aircraft 777X. It was expected that the aircraft powered by the world’s biggest commercial engines will go for a maiden flight already this month. Speaking at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions […]

Peach A320 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Peach Aviation Airbus A320-200, performing flight  from Osaka Kansai to Sendai  with 150 people on board, was descending towards Sendai when the crew observed the oil quantity indications for the left hand engine drop and proceeded to shut the engine down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Sendai’s runway 09. The return […]

Thai Airways Grounds 787s Due To Engine Repair Delays

Reading Time: 1 minute Thai Airways is grounding some of its Boeing 787-8s due to delays in repairing engine problems that have been affecting other operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The carrier has not specified how long the aircraft will be parked, but stated the engine spare parts issues will be “alleviated” in August, with a “return to […]

India’s DGCA Investigating A320neo P&W Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating incidents involving Pratt & Whitney engines in the A320neo fleet of IndiGo Airlines and GoAir. Part of their investigation will involve the inspection of sixteen A320neo aircraft in IndiGo’s fleet and five in GoAir’s, reports The Times of India. The inspection is due to take two […]

UPDATED: Pakistan Airlines Plane Crashed Near Abbottabad With 47 On Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42-500, flight PK-661 from Chitral to Islamabad (Pakistan) with 47 people on board, declared emergency reporting problems with the left engine, shortly afterwards radio and radar contact was lost with the aircraft. Residents in Havelian near Abbottabad (Pakistan) heard sounds consistent with an impact. The crash site was located at that position […]