Reuters Mohamed Abd El Ghany
EgyptAir announced, on Monday, that it decided to stop operating four “Boeing 777-200” aircraft equipped with “Pratt & Whitney 112-4000” engines.
In a statement, EgyptAir said that the decision to stop operating the 4 aircraft in its fleet was based on a recommendation from the Boeing company and a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States.
The statement added that the procedure will be in effect “until the technical inspection protocol for these engines is issued,” indicating that it has been taken “in the echo of the burning incident of the United Airlines plane and parts of it scattered in the air.”
“EgyptAir” indicated that the decision does not apply to the “Boeing 777-300” model, of which the company operates 6 aircraft equipped with engines of different models from “Pratt & Whitney 112-4000”.
Earlier Monday, the American “Boeing” company announced that it would suspend the use of 128 777 series aircraft around the world.
These developments come after the burning accident of an engine of this type of aircraft belonging to “United Airlines” shortly after it left Denver International Airport on its way to Honolulu last Saturday, which led to the scattering of parts, but it returned safely to the airport.
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