Cracks found on three Boeing 767 of American Airlines
American Airlines made a routine inspection of (its Boeing aircraft) 767 (…) when he discovered the structure of fixing cracks in three reactors (device type) 767, declared the FAA spokesman Les Dorr.
“The (FAA), American Airlines and Boeing cooperate to detect because these cracks” in order to effectively solve this problem, he added.
A spokesman for the American Airlines said that after cracks were detected in only two structures attachment, and not three, and that the FAA had notified two weeks ago.
He said that the parts were replaced and that those planes are in service again.
The spokesman said that American Airlines has completed the verification procedures of the 56 Boeing 767 airplanes of similar design. Other 17 767 devices in the fleet are designed differently and do not require such checks, he said.
Boeing has not said how many of the 900 767 type aircraft currently in use could have a breakdown of this item. “There is only a part” of that total, said a spokesman, Peter Conte.
The manufacturer has requested an investigation of the most common technical essential because “Boeing believes that safety takes time”, he added.
The price of shares of the company AMR, parent of American Airlines, fell to 3.88 percent in meeting the New York Stock Exchange, reaching 7.92 dollars, in a context of general decline in airlines. Also, Boeing share price fell by 2.49 percent, to 66.28 dollars today.11