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A United 777-200 takes off from Washington Dulles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Safety Regulators Take Action After United Airlines Engine Failure

The airline industry has acted quickly after a United Airlines 777-200 experienced an uncontained engine failure on Saturday, scattering debris across a Broomfield, Colorado neighborhood. Two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powered the incident aircraft, and Boeing and multiple countries have since grounded 777 jets that feature the engine model. While it is still too soon to say what caused the engine explosion, former NTSB Director of the Office of Aviation Safety Tom Haueter suspects a fan blade may be…

Photos: United Debuts Premium Plus Seating on a Boeing 777-200

United is joining other major U.S. carriers with the addition of a premium economy cabin. This new cabin, called Premium Plus, will serve as the airline's first premium economy product and will officially debut as early as the fall. For now, these seats are being sold as Economy Plus until the…

American Completes Two-Class Retrofits for Entire Boeing 777-200 Fleet

Gone are the days of three-class Boeing 777-200 aircraft at American Airlines. On Monday, the Fort Worth-based carrier said that there are no longer any 777-200s with a three-class configuration in operation. The carrier has been working to modernize its older fleet of 47 777-200s to align with new aircraft…