by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/19/18, 11:30 am
The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday ordered inspections of fan blades on engines like the one that failed Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, killing one passenger. The government agency considered ordering mandatory inspections of the CFM56-7B engines used on Boeing 737s last year, after the manufacturer recommended the checks. But the FAA never issued the final order. CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric Co.