Quality control problems continued to surface last week at Boeing as its production processes undergo close scrutiny following the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990. The Seattle-based aerospace manufacturer expanded its search for potentially flammable glue applications to include the composite ducts that carry ventilating air throughout the cabin in 747-400, 767 and 757-200 and older 737 models. The problem is related to that found in cockpit dripshields late last month and resulted in ...


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