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FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c  
User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,152191,00.html

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User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

That will cost a couple of bucks! I wonder is it mainly older airframes that are affected by this?

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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

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Boeing discovered that age and contamination had affected the fireproof properties of the film that covers the insulation.

The film was made between 1981 and 1988 and the FAA believes it was installed on 831 U.S.-registered Boeing 700-series jetliners.

Boeing discovered this more than 20 years ago, but it took an accident that happened 5 years ago for the FAA to force Boeing to fix it? Which organization did not prioritize safety?

Quote:
The FAA is still considering how the film may be modified to meet the requirement.

What does this mean?



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13193 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

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The FAA is still considering how the film may be modified to meet the requirement.

What does this mean?

Perhaps some kind of coating could be sparyed or placed over the current insulation, or re-positioning of wiring as an alternative to total replacement


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Perhaps an attempt to alleviate blame (future) of accidents on board a/c. Ie. TW #800. (potential problem)

This will be costly.

Regards.


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 2):
Boeing discovered this more than 20 years ago, but it took an accident that happened 5 years ago for the FAA to force Boeing to fix it? Which organization did not prioritize safety?

The article does not say that Boeing discovered this twenty years ago. The aircraft in question were built around during the 1980's. In addition this new directive form the FAA is unrelated to the Swiss Air crash. The FAA ordered the insulation involved in that accident to be removed from aircraft in 2000.


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

1600 aircraft is the now revised number...

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

CNN is reporting 1600 aircraft are affected....

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators proposed Friday that airlines replace or modify insulation on 1,600 Boeing Co. planes worldwide because the material does not meet fire-proofing standards.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/04/01/news...e500/boeing.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes


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