United Airlines plans to bring back its grounded P&W Boeing 777-200s

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 N772UA (msn 26930) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931115.

United Airlines is planning to bring back into service its 52 grounded Boeing 777-200s sometime in the near future.

The aircraft, powered by the Pratt two Whitney PW4000 engines, were grounded in February after an engine emergency and fire on a flight from Denver to Honolulu as flight UA 328 on February 20, 2021 operated by the pictured Boeing 777-222 N772UA.

Photo: NTSB.

The FAA ordered immediate inspections.

At the time, United issued this short statement:

As of February 21, 2021, we’ve voluntarily and temporarily removed Boeing 777-200 powered by Pratt & Whitney 4090 engines from our schedule. If you had upcoming travel scheduled on one of these aircraft, a new plane has already been swapped in.

Top Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 777-222 N772UA (msn 26930) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931115.

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