US FAA yesterday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to require operators "of more than 3,200 existing and certain new large passenger jets" to reduce flammability levels of fuel tank vapors "on the ground and in the air to remove the likelihood of a potential explosion from an ignition source," such as the one believed to have destroyed TWA Flight 800 in 1996. The agency said one possible solution allowed by the rule is fuel tank inerting, which while "once thought prohibitively ...

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