Boeing requests worldwide checks of Honeywell beacons
PARIS (REUTERS) - Boeing Co asked airlines on Sunday to inspect aircraft worldwide to gather data on Honeywell International Inc emergency beacons that have come under scrutiny following a fire on a parked 787 Dreamliner two weeks ago.
Up to 1,200 aircraft from its smallest to largest models have been fitted with the devices, but Boeing is asking that airlines inspect as many as possible and report back within 10 days to help regulators decide what if any action to take.
"Boeing is asking specific operators of 717, Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767 and 777s to inspect aircraft with the Honeywell fixed emergency locator transmitters," a Boeing spokesman said in an emailed statement late on Sunday.
"The purpose of these inspections is to gather data to support potential rule-making by regulators," he added.