Virgin Australia, Qantas largely unaffected by CFM56 AD

US NTSB investigators inspect the damaged engine on board Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 N772SW. (NTSB/Flickr)

Australia's two major airlines say they are largely unaffected by emergency airworthiness directives (AD) issued by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) over the weekend mandating inspections of the Boeing 737's CFM56 engine. Worldwide more … [Read more...]