Engine OEM representatives discussed navigating challenges around support and spares when transitioning from old to new engine programs at Aviation Week Network's Engine Leasing, Trading & Finance event in London.
Fan blades on April 17 accident aircraft were inspected and overhauled in 2012.
Fluctuating fuel prices and a better economic environment for airlines are contributing to longer lives for aircraft and their engines.
Airbus would like to increase A320neo production rates, but can the supply chain handle it?
FAA to publish a new AD for CFM56-7B fan blades May 2.
Rolls-Royce and Airbus will prepare engine for flight testing.
The aircraft maker looks to make up ground after problems with the A320neo engines.
Southwest Airlines and industry inspections of CFM56-7B engines are not pointing to fleet-safety issues.