NTSB teams investigating damaged Southwest 737 engine (Photo: NTSB)

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. 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…