US FAA yesterday issued an Airworthiness Directive affecting 138 US-registered 767s including -200s, -300s and -300Fs with original pylon designs, ordering operators to reduce the initial pylon inspection time from the 10,000 flights mandated in a September 2005 AD to 8,000 total flights. The updated AD, issued "to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the primary strut structure and reduced structural integrity of the strut, which could result in separation of the strut and ...

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