FAA Wants Boeing TO Reduce Fire Risk

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The FAA wants Boeing to reduce the cabin insulation on up to 1,600 of their planes due to fire risk.

727s, older 737s, 757s, and 767s, are among the models that would be affected by the FAA’s proposal.

According to an Associated Press article,

John Hickey, director of the FAA’s aircraft certification service, said the agency does not believe the problem poses an imminent danger. However, he said, “Fire and airplanes are a bad mix, so when you have the opportunity to reduce the risk you take it.”

Airlines will get six years to complete the work, which involves replacing the insulation between the jets’ skin and cabin. Civil aviation authorities around the world usually follow the FAA’s lead and issue similar directives. About 1,600 planes would be affected worldwide.

The whole thing would cost an estimated $200 million to $330 million over six years.

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