The East China Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has ordered United Parcel Service (UPS) to increase safety inspections and strengthen management and maintenance of old aircraft in the US integrator's fleet, World Civil Aviation Resource Net (WCARN) reported.
According to the report, China's aviation regulator recently invited officials of the express operator for a meeting to discuss two incidents involving UPS aircraft.
The first incident occurred on June 9 when a B747 freighter on a flight from Shanghai to Anchorage had to return to Shanghai Pudong after one of its engines lost power. A second UPS flight involving a Boeing 767 freighter lost an access panel of its right engine during a flight from Seoul to Shenzhen on June 18.
At the meeting, CAAS demanded from the UPS officials to submit an engine failure report and ordered the operator to report incidents like these in a timely manner in accordance with relevant regulations, the report said.
Nol van Fenema
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