Airlines yesterday were reporting no major problems complying with a revised FAA order issued Sunday grounding older 737s until electrical wiring in the fuel pump is inspected. The order, one of the broadest of its kind since the DC-10 fleet was grounded in 1979, followed an order of last week that allowed carriers a week for the inspections. FAA said yesterday that of the 152 older 737s affected, electrical arcing had been discovered in the fuel pump wires of two 737s, and ...


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