mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3372 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16284 times:
Interesting part about this is the $21k price tag for the inspection.
By Susanna Ray & Alan Levin - Dec 4, 2012 8:48 PM PT
Boeing Co. (BA)’s new 787 Dreamliners must be inspected after fuel leaks on two planes were traced to manufacturing errors, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.
The airworthiness directive, the first for the 787 since it entered service last year, will be issued today and require checks of fuel-line connectors for an “unsafe condition,” the FAA said on the Federal Register’s website. Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. both said they had repaired planes because of the fault.
upperdeck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2010, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 9): Typical news media. The UA B-787 incident has nothing to do with the AD. It should have been two seperate stories.
It's pretty typical but at least Reuters had the courtesy of separating the two stories and not jumping to conclusions!
I'm curious as to the lack of coverage/interest the Airworthiness Directive is getting on airliners.net when you look at how many press agencies are covering this online. It's not like us to let such a thing slide!
col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2085 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
Quoting upperdeck (Reply 10): I'm curious as to the lack of coverage/interest the Airworthiness Directive is getting on airliners.net when you look at how many press agencies are covering this online. It's not like us to let such a thing slide!
I think we are getting used to 787 issues now, so they are not high discussion topics any more. Now if someone could fly it to KL, then I could give it a try!!