United Technologies owns up to being supplier of defective engine fire extinguishers on Dreamliner

A unit of United Technologies (UTX) has acknowledged it's the supplier responsible for assembly errors on fire-extinguishing systems used for engines on Boeing (BA) 787 Dreamliners.

Improperly assembled fire-extinguisher bottles were found on three All Nippon 787s in Japan on Wednesday, spurring a round of inspections by operators.

The parts were manufactured at UTX's Kidde Aerospace unit.

The company notes the "error has been corrected and it's working with BA and the airlines involved to complete all necessary inspections, should be completed over the next few days.

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  • thomas85225
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    Boeing is still is required inspected All parts and installed 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, 09:31 PM Reply Like
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