Aiming to reduce the risk of fire spreading aboard an aircraft, FAA Friday proposed a new rule that will require airlines to replace or modify certain insulation blankets on more than 800 US-registered Boeing aircraft over the next six years. The primary purpose of the blankets is to protect passengers and crew from engine noise and cold temperatures at high altitudes. Some of the blankets are coated with a transparent film called AN-26, which FAA determined no longer meets the standard for ...

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