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FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:55 am

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RE: FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:21 am

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

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RE: FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:32 am

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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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RE: FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:48 am

Quote:
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
 
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RE: FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:54 am

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

This will be costly.

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RE: FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:55 am

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.
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RE: FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:23 am

1600 aircraft is the now revised number...
 
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RE: FAA Orders Boeing To Replace Insulation On 800 A/c

Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:12 am

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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