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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Boeing gifts massive 787 engine to SCC’s aviation maintenance program

The engine will give students hands-on experience with some of the latest commercial airplane technology.


The biggest jet engines ever seen are set to roar on Boeing’s 777X

Ahead of the new 777X jet’s rollout next month, Boeing offered a first look at these jaw-dropping GE-9X engines inside its Everett assembly plant.


Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle lands on Alaskan island due to engine issue, Alaska Public Media reports

A commercial passenger flight by Delta Airlines has landed on a remote Alaskan island due to an engine issue, Alaska Public Media reported, citing a statement by the airline. The …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Southwest Airlines finishes engine fan blade checks after Flight 1380 accident

Southwest Airlines has completed checks on the rest of its 35,500 engine fan blades and found no signs of the cracking that’s been blamed in the fatal engine failure onboard …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Southwest Airlines gives $5,000 to passengers on fatal flight

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest …


Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

U.S. regulators to require inspections after engine explosion

U.S. airline regulators said late Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one involved in a fatal failure that killed a woman in a plane that …


Former sheriff’s mechanic turns his father’s saw into a marvel at the Spokane County fair

Nathan Thompson has a gift. Give him a howling motor and he’ll have it purring in no time. Show him a leaky transmission and he’ll shore it up. And give …


Engine blade on Southwest jet showed signs of cracking

An engine fan blade on a Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing last month broke off and the stub of the blade showed signs of …