1-Dec-2009 10:51 AM

FAA rejects NTSB B777 safety warnings

Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly decided to allow more than 130 B777s to continue to operate long-haul services through early 2011, rejecting recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board to order affected B777 operators to swiftly to replace parts on at least one of the two engines on each aircraft. (Wall Street Journal, 30-Nov-2009). The FAA determined that interim operational safeguards it previously imposed provide an adequate safety margin to put off permanent hardware fixes until Jan-2011.