French air-accident investigation bureau BEA said Aug. 20 that a “serious incident” investigation has begun regarding a Pratt & Whitney-powered Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airbus A220 that experienced an inflight engine failure in July. A subsequent inspection revealed that the engine’s low-pressure compressor (LPC) stage 1 rotor was missing. The SWISS A220 was performing a scheduled passenger flight from Geneva to London Heathrow at about 1:05 p.m. local ...

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