April 18, 2018 / 4:27 PM / 4 months ago

CFM International deploying some 40 technicians to assist Southwest in engine inspections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CFM International, the company that supplied the engine that exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday, said on Wednesday it is sending about 40 General Electric and Safran technicians to assist the airline in its ongoing engine inspections.

CFM, a transatlantic joint-venture co-owned by GE and France’s Safran, said it expects the accelerated inspections to be completed over the next 30 days.

Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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