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FAA proposes rule to reduce fuel tank explosion risk
14 November 2005

The FAA proposed a rule requiring more than 3,200 existing and certain new large passenger jets to reduce flammability levels of fuel tank vapors. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) would require aircraft operators to reduce the flammability levels of fuel tank vapors on the ground and in the air to remove the likelihood of a potential explosion from an ignition source. (FAA)