Breaking News

Emirates, Etihad, flydubai say not impacted by Boeing 777 incident

February 23, 2021
aviation

A United Airlines flight shed debris over the city of Denver on Saturday after an engine failed.

UAE's national carriers on Monday said they were not impacted by the US plane maker Boeing’s advisory to ground 77 jets, after debris fell from a jet of the same family operated by a US airline.

A United Airlines flight landed safely on Saturday after one of its engines failed and shed debris over the city of Denver. The airline was operating Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines.

The incident led to Japan suspending the use of Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines.

An Emirates airline spokesperson said in a statement that it operates Boeing 777 but they are equipped with GE engines. Hence, it is not impacted by Boeing’s recommendations.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways also confirmed that it is not impacted by Boeing’s announcement.

Budget carrier flydubai said it doesn’t operate Boeing 777 aircraft in its fleet. On the other hand, it operates a single fleet-type of 51 Boeing 737 aircraft.

khaleejtimes

Top News



aviation

Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed appreciates...
April 14, 2021
DAE Capital acquires 13 aircraft in Q1
April 13, 2021
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces three new r...
April 13, 2021