© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane is towed as an American Airlines Boeing 737 plane departs from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Nov. 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines said on Tuesday its Boeing (NYSE:) 777 planes equipped with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines are expected to return to service next week.
Andrew Nocella, United’s chief commercial officer, said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the final paperwork for the wide-body jets, which were grounded after a United flight to Honolulu suffered an engine failure and made an emergency landing in February 2021 in Denver.
“Late last night, the FAA issued the final paperwork on our Pratt Whitney powered 777s,” Nocella told a Bank of America (NYSE:) conference. “We expect to start flying the aircraft in ad hoc probably within the next week.”