Weeks after European aviation authorities flagged a London-based agency for supplying “unapproved parts” for jet engines on older Airbus SE A320s and Boeing Co. 737s, Southwest Airlines has confirmed to Bloomberg that certainly one of these components ended up on a 737.
Southwest informed Bloomberg in an emailed assertion that bogus low-pressure turbine blades from AOG Technics had been discovered on certainly one of its Boeing 737 NG. The half was instantly changed, the airline mentioned.
The half scandal unfold throughout the Atlantic after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency mentioned earlier this month, “Numerous Authorised Release Certificates for parts supplied via AOG Technics have been forged.”
AOG offered bogus components for CFM56 engines, the world’s best-selling turbine, to restore outlets servicing Airbus SE A320s and Boeing Co. 737s. Some of those older jets are utilized by funds airways.
According to Bloomberg, CFM International, the GE-Safran manufacturing enterprise of the engine, “found 78 documents they say are falsified and which cover 52 CFM56 engine part numbers, along with two faked records for CF6 components.”
AOG started operations in 2015 within the UK and has provided an unknown quantity of CFM56 components with faux certification to the worldwide components market. CFM and GE famous that no engine challenge incidents have been traced again to AOG’s components.
It could also be time to ask different US airline carriers if additionally they used bogus AOG components of their engines…