Southwest deadly engine failures bring FAA under scrutiny | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 22 June 2018

Southwest deadly engine failures bring FAA under scrutiny

Southwest Airlines is still feeling the consequences of the deadly engine failure on April 17, 2018. In addition to lawsuits by eight passengers of the flight and one passenger’s husband, United States authority body has announced launching an investigation into the supervision of the carrier. The investigation references a similar incident with engine fan blade failure mid-flight Southwest had back in 2016.

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“Zero tolerance” case: Corporate CEOs’ voice grow louder

In response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy that led to the forced separation of several thousand immigrant children from their detained parents. United Continental CEO Oscar Munoz called the policy “in deep conflict with our company’s values.”

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Airbus, Thai Airways to set up joint venture MRO

Airbus and Thai Airways signed an agreement on June 22, 2018, to establish joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport near Bangkok.

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Nippon Cargo Airlines postpones resumption of flights

Nippon Cargo Airlines announced on June 22, 2018, its fleet will remain grounded for at least another week due to longer than expected verification of the carrier’s maintenance records. 

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