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FAA To Order Safety Checks on Boeing 767 Aircraft

Excerpt from NBC News

Jan 27, 2014 7:00 am

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The FAA is ordering a permanent fix of a problem it discovered about 13 years ago. The safety inspections appear to be more than a bit tardy, and they are another blotch on Boeing’s record.

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Three years ago, Boeing began assembly of its 1,000th 767 aircraft. The FAA is poised to order safety inspections on more than 400 of these jets.


U.S. aviation regulators plan to order safety checks of more than 400 Boeing Co 767 jets because of movable tail sections that may jam and possibly cause some pilots to lose control of the aircraft, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal [subscription] on Sunday.

An order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), set for publication in Monday’s Federal register, calls for beefed up inspections of a flight control mechanism, known as an “elevator,” which helps planes climb and descend, the business daily reported.

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