Boeing asks airlines to inspect Honeywell emergency beacons

PARIS, July 29 Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:23pm EDT

PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - Boeing said it had asked airlines using Honeywell fixed emergency beacons to inspect the devices on most of its worldwide fleet to gather data for regulators following a recent fire on board a parked 787 Dreamliner.

Britain's accident investigation board has recommended worldwide inspections of lithium battery-powered emergency locator transmitters in the wake of the fire on an Ethiopian Airlines-owned Dreamliner in London earlier this month.

"Boeing is asking specific operators of 717, Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767 and 777s to inspect aircraft with the Honeywell fixed emergency locator transmitters," a Boeing spokesman said in an emailed statement on Sunday.

"The purpose of these inspections is to gather data to support potential rulemaking by regulators," he added.

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anon189 wrote:
I’m sure engineers and lower echelons will warn of the real failings and dangers and like always management and administration will ignore the warnings, blame the wrong people and never get punished.

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