Indonesian LCC Lion Air has discovered cracks on two of its Boeing 737NGs, each aircraft having fewer than the 22,000 flight cycles stipulated by FAA’s threshold for inspection since cracks were discovered on other airlines’ aircraft. In late September, Boeing alerted operators of all 737NG variants that it had notified FAA of cracking on the left and right-hand side outboard chords of the station 663 frame fitting and failsafe straps. Following the findings, FAA issued an ...

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