Location transmitters on planes being inspected for reliability

07/26/2013 | Reuters · AviationWeek.com

Boeing has asked operators of 717, Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767 and 777s to inspect the planes' emergency locator transmitters after a fire earlier this month on an Ethiopian Airlines 787 in London. The ELT, made by Honeywell, and "associated wiring" are suspected in the incident. Information gathered will be given to regulators to help them determine whether new rules are needed. Airbus will also look at how the ELTs were installed, but won't necessarily look at the whole fleet. The Federal Aviation Administration is looking for information about wire routing and damage or "unusual signs" in the battery compartment of 787s and possibly other models.

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