FAA plans to make mandatory inspections of Honeywell emergency locator transmitters (ELT) on Boeing 787s, but has not said it will require the devices to be made inert or removed. The agency appears to be concerned about potential ELT “wire damage or pinching” following the July 12 Ethiopian Airlines 787-8 fire at London Heathrow Airport. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has told ATW it is preparing an airworthiness directive (AD) to require 787 operators to ...

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