The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), dismissing concerns about spares availability, has ordered certain Rolls-Royce RB211 fuel system tubes removed from service at the next scheduled shop visit or — in a scenario that worries affected Boeing 757 operators—as soon as they show damage while in service. The May 15 airworthiness directive (AD) targets fuel tubes that connect low-pressure (LP) fuel filters and high-pressure fuel pumps on RB211-535E4s. Leaks in tubes have been ...

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