The FAA on Oct. 25 ordered Boeing 747-8 operators to check elevator power control actuators (PCA) for missing bushings after two reports of missing bushings on in-service aircraft. The directive, effective Nov. 12, was adopted without prior public comment due to the risk presented. It requires operators to follow the recommended detailed inspection procedure and timeline detailed in a Boeing Alert Service Bulletin issued Aug. 23. The order does not provide additional compliance details. ...
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