FAA Calls For Repairs Of Cracks In Boeing Planes

Law360, Chicago (April 16, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration released a proposed airworthiness directive Monday for inspections and repairs on certain Boeing Co. airplanes following reports of cracks in the fuselage skin of more than 26 aircraft, which the regulator said could cause plane decompression.

In a notice of proposed rule making set to appear in Tuesday's Federal Register, the FAA said the proposed directive for certain Boeing Model 737-500 series planes was prompted by reports of chemical milling step cracking on some parts of the skins of the planes' fuselage,...
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