FAA orders safety checks of Boeing 767s

2014-01-29 09:38
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Boeing: A trip down memory lane

Ever since they manufactured their first aircraft Boeing has managed to capture the imaginations of aviation lovers. Join us for a little trip down memory lane.

Washington -  The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is ordering inspections of Boeing 767 airplanes to check for problems that could cause the pilot to lose control of the plane.

The FAA, in a government filing, said the mandatory safety checks were prompted by reports of failed sheer rivets in the elevator power control actuator bellcrank, used in adjusting the pitch of the aircraft.

The FAA said its airworthiness directive was issued to prevent continued operation with failed shear rivets and to prevent "certain failures or jams" causing a condition "resulting in a significant pitch upset and possible loss of control of the airplane."

The FAA's new order supercedes a series of inspections of 767s, Boeing's popular twin-aisle aircraft, after problems with the same rivets were discovered in 2000. The FAA estimated the order affects 415 US-registered airplanes.

Shares in Dow member Boeing were up 0.7 percent at $137.63 in morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
Read more on:    boeing  |  flights  |  air travel  |  travel international

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.