Wirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
Boeing, the world's No. 1 planemaker, identified a potential fault with a back-up device for the flight-control hydraulic system of some of its 737 aircraft, Qantas spokesman Michael Sharp said in an interview.
Boeing spokeswoman Liz Verdier said the company discovered during flight tests that flight-control modules on some of its ``next-generation'' 737s were failing, and that a supplier had provided faulty parts in some cases.
The problem may affect about 60 of 1,300 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900s in service worldwide, Verdier said. Operators should check to see if they have one of the parts identified by the supplier as potentially faulty and replace it if necessary, she said.
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
Not something to be taken likely then,
congrats to Boeing to identifying the problem,
shame that such problems do arise, but there is always soemthing that can go wrong, and this time it seems, it was found before something went horribly wrong.