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787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:50 am

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.


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-1...aa-to-require-jet-inspections.html
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:48 am

Swedish media went ahead and said this was related to the incident yesterday.. Not much reported in MSM is worth reading anymore IMO.
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:56 pm

Reuters reporting it too now...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/1...87-diversion-idUKBRE8B402G20121205

...also references the emergency landing from yesterday.
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:55 pm

Quoting mham001 (Thread starter):
Interesting part about this is the $21k price tag for the inspection.

Are you thinking that's high or low?

Quoting sweair (Reply 1):
Swedish media went ahead and said this was related to the incident yesterday.

Reuters made careful to not link the two and, based on the AD and the very limited information out about the Houston event, it's very hard to see how there's a link.

Tom.
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:02 pm

Quoting mham001 (Thread starter):
Interesting part about this is the $21k price tag for the inspection.

The article says it's a $2,712, 10 hour inspection. Although that sounds low for a 10 hour inspection.
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:31 pm

Quoting sweair (Reply 1):
Swedish media went ahead and said this was related to the incident yesterday.. Not much reported in MSM is worth reading anymore IMO.

What happened yesterday? A precautionary landing?
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:34 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
What happened yesterday? A precautionary landing?
United 787 Ship# 902 Diverted Enroute IAH-EWR (by Transpac787 Dec 4 2012 in Civil Aviation)

(Note: The thread is now discussing two separate incidents.)
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:28 pm

Quoting max550 (Reply 4):
The article says it's a $2,712, 10 hour inspection.

I believe that the cost is estimated at $2,712 per work Hour. Estimated time is for 10 hours, hence $27,120.
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:36 pm

Quoting cubastar (Reply 7):
I believe that the cost is estimated at $2,712 per work Hour. Estimated time is for 10 hours, hence $27,120.

That sounds much more likely. Thanks.
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:40 pm

Quoting upperdeck (Reply 2):
Reuters reporting it too now...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/1...87-diversion-idUKBRE8B402G20121205

...also references the emergency landing from yesterday.

Typical news media. The UA B-787 incident has nothing to do with the AD. It should have been two seperate stories.
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:45 am

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!
 
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RE: 787 Receives First Airworthiness Directive

Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:32 am

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!!