FAA Alert Flags 737NG Thrust Reverser Issue

737 CFM56-7B engine on tarmac
Green-time lease requests for engines such as the CFM56 have been in high demand during the past 18 months.
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WASHINGTON—A mandatory, repetitive test to validate that Boeing 737 thrust reverser sensors are working can cause the systems to malfunction, prompting the FAA to advise operators of some models to cycle the reversers after conducting the tests. In a special airworthiness bulletin issued Aug 3., the...

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