Boeing: Fire extinguisher problem fault of supplier

The wiring fault on fire extinguishers for engines of All Nippon Airways Boeing (BA) 787 aircraft was due to improper assembly of bottles at the supplier, Boeing says.

The problems, which were discovered on Wednesday, wouldn't have presented a flight-safety issue, as the jet has other means of putting out engine fires, the company says.

United Continental Holdings (UAL) has also reportedly found at least one instance of the improperly assembled extinguishers.

Meanwhile, Canada has belatedly ordered an inspection of Honeywell (HON) made emergency beacons on most Boeing and Airbus (EADSF.PK) jets after one of the devices was linked to a fire on an Ethiopian Airways 787. The order comes over two weeks after Boeing recommended such checks on a number of its models.

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  • bobbyd61
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    buying more this morning. this constant critical watch is allowing me to keep adding at lower prices.
    16 Aug 2013, 08:46 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Boeing is still is required inspected All parts and installed the parts correctly and perform operator check of each systems
    How does the 787 kept leaving the factories with so many problems that should be discovery in checkout


    The 787 has inspected more than once with all its problems this years
    Since 3-28-2003 only 73 787 has been delivery to the airlines
    Boeing, the FAA and NTSB need to go ship record and pull the jobs card that installed engine fire extinguishers alone with jobs card the tested the systems and discover workers that kept Boeing in News
    16 Aug 2013, 09:24 PM Reply Like
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