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13 November 2010

FAA: new rule to prevent widespread fatigue on aging aircraft

13 November 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized a rule designed to protect most of today’s commercial planes and those designed in the future from structural damage as they age. The new rule seeks to prevent “widespread fatigue damage” (WFD) by requiring aircraft manufacturers and certification applicants to establish a number of flight cycles or […]