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FAA Proposes Removal or Modification of Aircraft Insulation Blankets
1 April 2005

To reduce the risk of fire spreading aboard aircraft, the U.S. FAA proposed requiring operators of more than 800 U.S.-registered Boeing aircraft to replace or modify certain insulation blankets over the next six years. The proposed airworthiness directive (AD) is prompted by the discovery that some insulation blankets, which are coated with a certain film no longer meet the standards for preventing the spread of fire.