Prompted by the Oct. 26 incident involving an American Airlines 757 that experienced a decompression event after a hole opened in the fuselage on the upper crown just above the left door, US FAA on Monday plans to issue a new airworthiness directive requiring "repetitive inspections" of 757s to look for fuselage skin cracking and make repairs if needed. "We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel, which could ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"FAA issues AD requiring 'repetitive' 757 fuselage skin inspections" 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.