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Japan Airlines Permanently Grounds PW4000-powered 777s

JAL has accelerated the retirement of its Boeing 777s by a year.
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FAA Issues Emergency AD To Inspect PW4000-112 Fan Blades

The interim order by U.S. authorities to inspect all Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112s applies to some 125 Boeing 777s.
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Investigators Find Metal Fatigue in UAL 777’s Failed Engine

NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.
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Japan's ANA Plans New Startup Amid Business Transformation

Despite predicting a record net loss in FY2020, Japan-based All Nippon Airways plans to create a new low-cost widebody unit for medium-distance flights.
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Boeing Plans for More Voluntary Layoffs

Job cuts at Boeing will exceed 19,000 people as the company readies for a second round of voluntary layoffs.