With about 60% of mandatory inspections done, nothing pointing to a pressing CFM56-7B fleet-safety issue linked to fan-blade failure has turned up, the engine manufacturer reports. "CFM technicians are overall very pleased with how the fan blades have been maintained by the airlines," a GE spokesman said. "No imminent safety concern with the fleet has been uncovered." GE and Safran are joint-venture partners in CFM56 manufacturer CFM International. The inspection orders, issued by FAA and ...

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