The company said in a statement that it had taken the decision based on the recommendation until a protocol for technical inspection of these engines was issued and implemented on these engines, due to the echo of the burning incident of a United Airlines plane, and parts of it were scattered in the air.
The company indicated that this decision does not apply to the Boeing 777-300, from which the company operates 6 aircraft, equipped with engines of a different model from Pratt & Whitney 112-4000.
On Sunday, Boeing announced that it was recommending airlines to suspend flights of Boeing 777S planes similar to the United Airlines plane that had a right-engine failure until the Federal Aviation Administration issues its directives after the examination.
Boeing said it recommends “suspending 69 777s in service and 59 in storage with Pratt & Whitney 112-4000 engines until the Federal Aviation Administration determines the appropriate testing protocol.”
The Federal Aviation Administration said it will issue emergency instructions requiring extensive inspections of Boeing 777S aircraft, which are powered by Pratt & Whitney 112-4000 engines.
United said earlier on Sunday that it had temporarily suspended all flights of its 24 Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines.
The US Federal Aviation Administration had said that a United Airlines plane suffered a right engine failure shortly after it left Denver International Airport on its way to Honolulu, Saturday, which led to scattering parts, but it returned safely to the airport.
United said in a statement that there were no reports of injuries on board Flight 328, which was carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members.
Bromfield, Colorado, police released photos of airliners from the Boeing 777-200, but there were no reports of any injuries on the ground.