US Dept. of Transportation announced yesterday that within two years, all new aircraft must include technology that neutralizes flammable gasses from center fuel tanks on passenger aircraft. Those built after 1991 must be retrofitted. DOT said installation would cost $92,000-$311,000 per aircraft and that 2,730 aircraft currently in service in the US must be retrofitted. "I recognize that this is a challenging time for commercial aviation," Secretary Mary Peters said. "But there is no doubt ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"DOT mandates center fuel tank safety" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.