Pratt & Whitney leads the show with a pair of engine issues on long-haul aircraft on Tuesday. United Airlines had an issue on a 777 inbound to Honolulu while a Delta A330 returned to Lagos immediately after departure. Plus, EASA has an emergency directive out on the Pratt & Whitney A320neo engines that is pretty spooky, with references to inflight shutdowns. Yikes!
Also in this show
- Air China wants to fly from Houston to Panama, competing with Star Alliance partner United Airlines.
- Etihad is dropping the 777-200LR from its fleet and slashing capacity in some markets. Is the carrier collapsing?
- Is there really a foreign airline willing to invest in Air India?
- American Airlines’ employees are speaking up and there’s a lot of animosity in play.
- The Maldives sit at the center of a political and economic battle.
- JFK’s massive (and expensive) animal terminal is on the brink of bankruptcy
- Southwest Airlines is struggling to keep enough Glycol in stock at its Midway hub
- The first (not quite really) A321LR crossed the Atlantic this week on a proving run