July 8, 2000 |
Boeing Co., Rolls-Royce and CFM International are being sued for $2.5 billion by a Southland upstart that claims the aerospace companies interfered with its plan to refurbish and sell 700 Boeing 727-200 aircraft. Aviation Upgrade Technologies Inc. claims in its antitrust lawsuit that Seattle-based Boeing persuaded CFM and Rolls-Royce not to sell it aircraft engines.
May 25, 1999 |
The Federal Aviation Administration ordered inspections on electrical wiring found in the fuel tanks of Boeing 727s and directed aircraft operators to wrap all the wires with an extra layer of Teflon. The FAA order requires the operators to remove wire bundles from the fuel tanks, inspect them for any chafing and replace them as needed. The FAA provided a timeline requiring planes with more than 30,000 flight hours to complete the inspections and Teflon wrapping within 30 days.
May 22, 1999 |
The Federal Aviation Administration ordered emergency inspections of the wiring of all U.S.-registered Boeing 727s late Friday, after mechanics found severe wear on wires running through the fuel tanks on two jets. The agency said mechanics found signs of electrical sparking around the wires, which could trigger a fuel tank explosion. "This condition, if not corrected, could result in ignition of fuel vapors in a fuel tank and a fuel tank explosion," the FAA told 727 operators.
February 8, 1999 |
Onlookers stood in the predawn rain to watch Bruce Campbell move his new home--a 127-foot-long decommissioned Boeing 727 he bought for $100,000--from near the airport to the countryside. A crew worked to tow the wingless craft through the streets of Hillsboro, Ore., to a 500-acre orchard 12 miles away. The fuselage will rest there until spring, when Campbell, 49, will figure a way to get it up a steep slope to his 10-acre parcel.
November 28, 1998 |
The Federal Aviation Administration in Washington issued an emergency order for repairs to Boeing 727 aircraft converted to cargo use because of problems with riveted joints in the fuselage skin. FAA said repairs had been made on passenger versions of the 727, but planes converted to cargo use had not complied with a 1991 order that gave operators up to six years to perform the work. "Inspections must be performed within 60 landings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1993
A jury has ruled that the multimillionaire son and daughter-in-law of the late oil baron J. Paul Getty must pay a Torrance aircraft brokerage firm almost $4 million in damages for withholding a $432,500 commission on the purchase of a luxury Boeing 727. Figures in the 2 1/2-week trial included members of one of America's wealthiest families, an aircraft broker whose clients have included Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy and Sammy Davis Jr.