STORY – Boeing 777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines are grounded after a serious incident.
Boeing didn’t need one more deal, as it tries to weather an unprecedented series of crises that resulted in nearly $ 12 billion in losses last year. Now the aircraft manufacturer and regulators in several countries are asking companies operating the Model 777 equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines to nail the aircraft to the ground. This follows the spectacular reactor fire on a plane of this type over Colorado on Saturday February 20.
Only 69 copies of the aircraft are affected. The other 59 were already stranded due to the collapse in air traffic for a year. However, the case brings the spotlight back to Boeing and its engine partner, Pratt & Whitney. Boeing 777s equipped with General Electric and Rolls Royce engines, on the other hand, are not affected. Over the weekend, Boeing intervened immediately as US, Japanese and Korean regulators expressed alarm over the serious incident
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