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Jetstar Tightens Tire Checks After Boeing 787 Flap Failure

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Australian low-fare carrier Jetstar Airways is asking its pilots and maintenance engineers to pay closer attention to the state of the tires on its Boeing 787s during turnarounds after tread debris on takeoff caused a flap failure on a flight from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, in May. (aviationweek.com) More...

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achtungbaby
Jim Costello 0
I do believe that flap failure from this cause will prove to be a serious factor in the demise of those emerging manufacturers in China Japan and Russia who are trying to challenge the global dominance of Boeing and Airbus. If they are having difficulty in this regard those others most certainly will.

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