Some Boeing 737 NGs to be inspected for structural cracks

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 01, 2019 12:56 hrs
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New Delhi: India' civil aviation regulator has ordered inspection of a limited number of Boeing 737 NG (next generation) aircraft which have completed 26,000 flight cycles for structural cracks, after the defect was reported in the US.

According to a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official, the order is only limited to a select number of aircraft that have completed 26,000 flight cycles, or the period calculated from the time an engine is powered-up till it is switched-off.

The inspection order is thus limited to only 23 Boeing 737 NGs.

The development comes days after US's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) asked US-based operators to inspect limited numbers of 737 NGs in service with them for structural cracks.