WestJet and Delta are the latest airlines to confirm that they have detected parts from British supplier AOG Technics that did not meet “documentation requirements”.
According to Fortune, on Monday, October 2, 2023, Delta confirmed that there were concerns around only a “small number” of engines, accounting for less than 1% of the 2,100+ power plants on its mainline fleet.
The airline said that the parts were discovered by an unnamed third party carrying out work on its engines.
“Delta has been informed by one of our engine service providers that a small number of engines they overhauled for us contain certain parts that do not meet documentation requirements,” the airline said in a statement. “Working with the overhaul provider, we are in the process of replacing those parts and remain in compliance with all FAA guidelines.”
On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Bloomberg said Delta had confirmed suspect parts were discovered on only one engine of the planes flown.
The Canadian airline WestJet also confirmed on October 3, 2023, that one of its planes was affected by “undocumented” parts.
The carrier told Global News that it received a notice from a service provider claiming that one of its aircraft was of concern.
WestJet said the aircraft was grounded and the “the affected engine” was replaced. Transport Canada was also informed.
“Additionally, a thorough review was performed across WestJet’s entire fleet, which confirmed that no other aircraft were affected,” WestJet said in a statement.
WestJet and Delta join American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, TAP and Virgin Australia Airlines on the list of carriers who have been caught up in the AOG Technics scandal.
It is understood that AOG supplied parts for CFM56 engines, used in older-generation Airbus SE A320 and Boeing 737 planes.
Manufactured by CFM International, a joint venture of General…