Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1303 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
I just caught this story on BBC news. it said that boeing has told the BBC that more than 3000 of its 737s, 757s and 747s could have faulty fuel pumps, which in rare cases could cause mid-air explosion. the pumps were fitted as late back as 1970.
Apparently the alarm was first raised by Easyjet? Although Beoing say that no aircraft will have to be grounded. easyjet has already started replacing the defective parts.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1486 times:
This has been discussed a few weeks ago. Also, its not '3000 aircraft are faulty' as everyone is crazily reporting. What it is is that a batch of one or two hundred pumps are faulty, and may be fitted on any of 3000 aircraft. It simply a matter of tracking down these pumps, and having them replaced.
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GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13298 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
As reported on the BBC link above, and on the news yesterday, the number of aircraft covered by this has risen to over 3000, this figure is from a Boeing press release updating this subject.
On news bulletins yesterday, Flight International's David Learmount was on hand to give some reassuring perspective on this story.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
The FAA issued an Immediate Rule AD a few weeks ago concerning some fuel pumps on 737's, 757's and 747's. It is only one manufacturer and only certain serial numbered units from that company. You basically check the part number (P/N) and serial number (S/N) of your installed units (2 each). If they are not the subject P/N and S/N, you are done. If one unit is affected, you can operate the airplane for a limited amount of time with restrictions on the use of the affected pump and then replace the pump. If both are affected, you have to replace one immediately and continue on as above.
God forbid that the press ever try to put anything into its proper context when it comes to aviation