NTSB: Southwest Boeing 737 Engine’s Fan Blades Overhauled In 2012

WASHINGTON—Maintenance records from the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 that experienced an inflight engine failure last month reveal the fan blades of its CFM56-7B turbofan engines, which are suspected of causing the failure, had been overhauled 10,712 engine cycles before the accident, the...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and unmanned aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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