Boeing Issues Airworthiness Directive for 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

By Kurt Stolz on 19 February 2021
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The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive on Wednesday that covers several hundred Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes that are registered in the United States.

The directive, which goes into effect on March 21, requires “repetitive general visual inspections” of the bilge barriers in the planes’ forward and aft cargo compartments, looking for disengaged or damaged decompression panels, reinstallation of disengaged but undamaged compression panels, and replacement of damaged decompression panels.

The airworthiness directive, the agency said, “was prompted by reports of multiple incidents of torn decompression panels being found in the bilge area.”

The directive covers Boeing 787-8, -9, and -10 Dreamliners.

Decompression panels separate the passenger compartment from cargo compartment in an aircraft.

At press time, Boeing had not responded to a request for comment on the matter

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