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Two Uncontained Engine Failures on Boeing Jets in One Day

Not just the incident over Broomfield, Colorado, but this one also (via airlive.net):

“A Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400F diverted to Liege after one of the engine’s caught fire, sending out a loud bang.

The aircraft was operating flight LGT5504 from Maastricht Aachen Airport to New York. The aircraft departed from Maastricht at 4:11 pm.

After its engine caught fire and lost pieces of turbine blades shortly after departure, the aircraft entered into a holding pattern at 10,000 feet and diverted to Liege Airport.”

BREAKING Turbine blades of a Boeing 747-400F’s engine fell on several parked cars



Air Cargo

Trending down.

aircargovolgrowthchart

Via Macronomics:

Macronomics: Air Traffic is pointing to additional economic activity weakness.



Jet fuel prices

Via LA Times:

Patty Smith, who flew to Los Angeles from Portland, Ore., for a recent vacation, said she saw no empty seats on her Southwest Airlines flight and can’t remember the last time she has had an empty seat next to her on a flight.

“As small as I am, I felt cramped,” said the petite woman as she waited for a taxi from Los Angeles International Airport.

She went home and wrote an angry song about it.

via Airfares climb, routes disappear as fuel prices rise – latimes.com.