New FAA rule requires more landing gear inspections on Learjet 60s

The FAA issued a safety directive this week requiring that U.S. operators of Learjet 60 models conduct more frequent landing-gear inspections on the aircraft to ensure proper tire pressure. The new rule follows landing-gear tire failures that led to a fatal 2008 plane crash, and the FAA has said the models are particularly prone to takeoff hazards from underinflated tires.

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