Boeing asks its customers to check its Honeywell ELT beacons

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Boeing (Chicago) is asking all operators of around 1,200 Boeing aircraft to inspect the Honeywell ELT devices on board the aircraft. According to this report by Reuters, “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 sent late yesterday. Airbus is also reviewing its ELTs made by Honeywell.

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The action comes as a result of the findings of the fire in a Honeywell ELT on board a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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