The FAA has ordered inspections of Boeing 747-8 forward engine mount barrel nuts and bolts after cracked nuts were found on two aircraft, including a Boeing test airframe. The immediately adopted airworthiness directive (AD), which was issued today, orders operators to follow initial and repetitive inspection instructions issued by Boeing in a Sept. 27 alert service bulletin. The bulletin has yet to be made public. The issue came to light when an operator discovered two cracked ...


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