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September 10, 2019 - by airlinerwatch.com
Washington, D.C. - On Sept. 9, the US Federal Aviation Administration has published an airworthiness directive proposing airlines to check Pratt & Whitney's some geared turbofans.
The directive came after an investigation for two in-flight engine failures last year due to oil leaks from PW1500G and PW1900G engines that power the Airbus' A220s and Embraer's E2 (Boeing)series jets respectively.
The directive refers to the risk of oil leaking from the oil supply tube and the fuel oil cooler that are located between the two engines.
The U.S. regulator said the directive was issued to prevent the risk of fire and damage to the planes.
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