Tag Archives: Aerospace Technology

26Jun/19

Auckland New Zealand B738 (FOD)

Description On 7 June 2013, a Boeing 737-800 (ZK-ZQG) being operated by Jetconnect and undergoing scheduled maintenance at Auckland was found to have unexplained damage to its stabiliser trim control system whichRead More…

14Jun/19

NTSB Safety Alert Control Foreign Object Debris

Account for all items after performing maintenance tasks! The problem Mechanics, or others who help with aircraft maintenance, might leave items or residual debris behind after performing maintenance tasks that could becomeRead More…

24May/19

E-8C JSTARS – FOD Fuel Tank Rupture, 25 Million in damages

Original post courtesy of Aerossurance.com The Incident On 13 March 2009 USAF Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS 93-0597 (a heavily modified Boeing 707-300 surveillance aircraft) was in the process of refuelling from aRead More…

07May/19

FOD Damages to 737 Flying Controls

Original post courtesy of Aerossurance.com The Incident During routine maintenance of a Boeing 737-838, engineers found metal filings next to the stabilizer trim cable drum in the forward electronics and equipment compartmentRead More…

21Jan/19

Boeing overhauls quality controls: Good or Bad for FOD?

Originally published January 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm (Article Courtesy of┬áThe Seattle Times and seattletimes.com) Article original title, Boeing overhauls quality controls: more high-tech tracking but fewer inspectors. Boeing has begun aRead More…