The NTSB probe of a May 16 cockpit fire on a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 is prompting the FAA to expedite an airworthiness directive ordering replacement of windshield heaters. While the agency has not yet set an issue date, the directive would come in response to an NTSB safety recommendation issued in September 2007 during a probe of similar incidents involving 747, 757, 767 and 777 aircraft. The NTSB is seeking a link between these previous events and the United cockpit fire. ...


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