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Popular CFM56-7B Engine Under FAA Scrutiny After Recent Onboard Fatality

Following the engine incident involving a Southwest 737-700 that resulted in the death of one passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they would be ordering the inspections of engine fan blades of certain CFM56-7B engines. CFM engines are produced by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and France-based manufacturer, Safran. https://twitter.com/FAANews/status/986760204586012672 This, however, is not the first time Southwest has had issues regarding this specific type of engine. In August 2016, the airline was forced to make an…