Calgary Herald

WestJet safety not under investigat­ion


AVIATION • A U.S. Federal Aviation Authority order to inspect older model Boeing 737s doesn’t apply to any WestJet planes, the company said Wednesday.

The regulator ordered inspectors to look for cracks after a Southwest airlines plane landed with a fuselage hole Friday.

Calgary-based WestJet said in a release that its 94 737s are all next generation aircraft, which do not require inspection­s under the FAA directive.

“The lap joint design on the next-generation series differs from that of the older generation aircraft and is not affected by this event,” WestJet said in a statement.

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