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Boeing expands ELT inspections to include 717, 737NG, 747-400, 767 and 777 aircraft

29-Jul-2013 10:42 AM

Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP marketing Randy Tinseth stated (28-Jul-2013) the company sent out instructions to 787 customers earlier this month giving them information on how to either inspect or remove the Honeywell Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) on their aircraft. Mr Tinseth also announced Boeing is asking specific operators of 717, 737NG, 747-400, 767 and 777 aircraft to also inspect aircraft with the Honeywell fixed ELT. Boeing is taking this action following recommendations by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) that aircraft models with fixed Honeywell ELTs be inspected. The purpose of these inspections to is gather data to support potential rulemaking by regulators. Boeing stated it will be working closely with its customers in the coming days. [more - original PR]