The FAA is working on a new airworthiness directive that could be out as early as tomorrow regarding aircraft fatigue inspections on Boeing 737 Classic aircraft, Aviation Week has learned. The directive on inspections stems from the April 1 incident in which the fuselage ruptured on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 aircraft. Southwest is in the process of reinspecting 79 of its 737s for subsurface cracks under a procedure it developed with Boeing in the incident’s aftermath. As of ...


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