The FAA is working with Boeing to finalize an inspection order on higher-time 737NGs after cracks were discovered in fuselage frames and related parts on three 737-800s being converted to freighters. The directive is expected to require inspections within a week for aircraft with 30,000 or more cycles, a source with knowledge of the situation told ATW. Aircraft with between 22,600 and 30,000 cycles face checks within 1,000 cycles, the source added. The checks can be done visually and are ...

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