Faulty B737 slat tracks

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Faulty B737 slat tracks

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:48 pm

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Re: Faulty B737 slat tracks

Unread post by spokes » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:20 am

Boeing seems to on par with most of our SOE's. What happened to them🙄
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Re: Faulty B737 slat tracks

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:49 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a civil penalty of more than $3.9 million against The Boeing Co. for installing nonconforming components on approximately 133 aircraft, which Boeing subsequently presented as ready for airworthiness certification. The FAA alleges that Boeing failed to adequately oversee its suppliers to ensure they complied with the company’s quality assurance system. The agency contends that this failure resulted in the installation of slat tracks that were weakened by a condition known as hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium plating.
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Re: Faulty B737 slat tracks

Unread post by spokes » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:29 am

Is there a big difference in performance in this Kreuger type slat compared to the B747's underwing "door" that swings open and forward?
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Re: Faulty B737 slat tracks

Unread post by tansg » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:44 am

spokes wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:20 am
Boeing seems to on par with most of our SOE's. What happened to them🙄
Bean counters and ponytails took over from the spanner swingers. :roll:
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Re: Faulty B737 slat tracks

Unread post by biffvj » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:39 pm

The question is: Who wants to still fly in a Boeing? Their credibility is in the toilet.
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