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    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Demanding Closer Inspection of 767s

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    Posted on January 27, 2014 To

    Having been aware of a possible problem with a moving flap in the tail-section of Boeing 767 aircraft responsible for aiding in elevation shifts since 2000, the FAA issued a new order in Monday’s Federal Register demanding increased inspection and safety tests for these crucial components. This order of inspection comes on the heels of past problems with the movable tailpiece and a desire for greater guarantees of safety, as the loss of control of this piece may result in pilots losing control of the aircraft. These new, more stringent, inspections include the mandate of replacing any parts even near the safety qualifications and mandatory replacement every six years. The FAA is the federal agency charged with mandating changes in airline safety. To read the rest of the NBC News report on the event, click here.