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.