FAA will order Boeing 737NG operators to perform daily functional checks designed to detect faulty engine fuel shutoff valves while Boeing finalizes a permanent fix. The defect, which FAA explains is caused by “deficiencies in the valve actuator design,” was revealed in an April 14 draft airworthiness directive. FAA says operators have discovered the defective valves during routine fuel filter replacements.  A faulty valve could prevent the flight crew from shutting the ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "FAA Inspection Order Targets 737NG Fuel Valve Defect ".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.