Bombardier said 60% of 222 Q400s it has directed airlines to inspect have been examined, adding that less than 4% of the inspected aircraft have required repairs. It confirmed the temporary grounding of five Qantas Q400s is related to the inspections (ATW Daily News, Aug. 24). Bombardier spokesperson John Arnone told ATW that the inspections, first recommended in an April service bulletin, are aimed at finding signs of "stress and corrosion" in a structural component of the ...

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