FAA Seeks More Inspections Of Cracks In Boeing Planes

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday issued a proposed rule calling for additional inspections and repairs on certain Boeing Co. airplanes following reports that the rear pressure-control compartments of some aircraft had cracked from fatigue.

In a notice of proposed rule-making set to appear in Thursday's Federal Register, the FAA said the proposed airworthiness directive for certain Boeing Model 737 planes was prompted by reports of cracking in the web of aft pressure bulkheads, which are compartments at the rear of aircraft intended to maintain cabin...
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