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Old 11-25-2008, 09:45 AM   #1  
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We are currently working with the FAA and Spirit to determine what needs to be done to address the possibility of non-conforming nutplates on in-service airplanes.

Retrofit of all production airplanes, including 747/767/777, is being factored into the recovery plans following the IAM strike.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:52 AM   #2  
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Boeing admits nutplate problem on 747, 767, 777

Any engineers here?

How difficult would it be to undo/replace in service parts on jets not due for maintenance/overhaul?
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Boeing admits nutplate problem on 747, 767, 777

Any engineers here?

How difficult would it be to undo/replace in service parts on jets not due for maintenance/overhaul?
The replacement of these nutplates could be difficult since nut plates are most commonly used in areas that have limited or no access. The plateing issue is not structural and very likely couldn't contribute to a problem for many years, corrosion would have to occur for it to become a problem. It appears the problem for boeing is the non compliance with the FAR's and of course that its going to cost them a great deal of money.
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I first thought the post said Nutjob problems, and I was in complete agreement.
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I first thought the post said Nutjob problems, and I was in complete agreement.
Wish it had. Nut plates? Ouch, sounds painful!
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Do the nutplates get swollen with corrosion?
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Do the nutplates get swollen with corrosion?
I'd have thought they'd be more inclined to fracture and split with corrosion?
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In related news:

Results have just come in from SPEEA's contract vote and they have ratified the deal, averting a second strike.
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