The US FAA has issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) that revises inspection requirements on certain Boeing 737 Classics regarding fuselage skin cracking. The directive supersedes the AD put forward by the FAA in 2011 following a midair fuselage skin rupture on a Southwest Airlines 737-300. The 2011 AD required repetitive inspections for fuselage skin cracking on certain 737-300/-400/-500 aircraft. The new AD “adds repetitive inspections for cracking using different ...

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