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The FAA wants airlines to check their Boeing 757 (BA) jets for corrosion on movable tail parts,...

The FAA wants airlines to check their Boeing 757 (BA) jets for corrosion on movable tail parts, which, if left alone, could cause pilots to lose control of their aircraft. The proposal would affect over 700 planes at U.S. carriers and hundreds more at foreign airlines.
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  • Richard Mackenzie
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    You mean they have not been checking the movable parts of the tail until now? This may be an example of the evils of regulation. When regs exist, the temptation is to treat them as the minimum you can get away with. So, if there is a list of things you have to check, why spend resources checking anything beyond the list. As long as you follow the regs, you're relatively free(er) of liability. Nah. I don't believe that.
    25 Oct 2011, 08:32 AM Reply Like
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