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Thai clarifies FAA order to inspect Boeing Jets

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 13:03

On August 30, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Emergency AD 2002-18-52 order to all airlines to add...

On August 30, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Emergency AD 2002-18-52 order to all airlines to add an inspection of Boeing jets in their Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) in order to ensure that the fuel in the central tanks is maintained at minimum level. The inspection must be carried out within four days of the emergency order issuance to ensure that the fuel pumps will not function when the tank is empty.

The order applies to Boeing aircraft models B737-600/-700/-800/-900/, B757 and B747 series with fuel pump installation part number 60-98976-4, made by U.S. Hydro-Aire Inc.

Following the issuance of this emergency order, the Technical Services of Thai Airways<.> International promptly conducted inspection on every aircraft in THAI`s fleet and found none of the aircraft was installed with fuel pump part number 60-98976-4, which has been specified by the FAA.

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.