Boeing engineers repairing the Ethiopian Airlines 787-8 stranded at London Heathrow Airport for five months since it was badly damaged by an emergency beacon fire have replaced a large section of the upper fuselage structure and refitted the tail unit as part of efforts to return the aircraft to service early next year. The fire, which started July 12 in one of the 787’s Honeywell-made Rescu 406AFN emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) while parked between flights, scorched the crown of ...
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