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FAA implements rules on structural fatigue checks

Commercial aircraft manufacturers and airlines must take new steps to protect thousands of jets from serious structural fatigue as they age, according to a rule finalized Friday by U.S. aviation regulators.

The Federal Aviation Administration is requiring manufacturers, including industry leaders Boeing Co. and Airbus, a unit of Europe’s EADS, and airlines to intensify and streamline inspections of the metal skeleton and skin of aircraft. Get the full story »